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The Connected Life

The Connected Life

I’m no artist, but sometimes a simple drawing does wonders in my coaching conversations. Here’s one drawing I use all the time: Sideways eight? Yes, but in math circles, it’s known as the sign for infinity. Perhaps you remember that from high school math....

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3 Reasons Why it Matters that God Works

3 Reasons Why it Matters that God Works

Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” (John 5:17) I begin my new children’s book by saying, “In the very beginning, a long time ago, God created the world so that we would all know that He Himself is a...

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Who Are You Walking With? – Part 2

Who Are You Walking With? – Part 2

Last week I shared the story of a community that I’m extremely grateful to be part of and how God uses our annual gathering to breathe life into me. I also challenged readers to pay attention to their own need for rest and begin to dream of convening a group...

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Who Are You Walking With? – Part 2

Who Are You Walking With? – Part 1

Last month I had the privilege of meeting up with thirteen other nonprofit leaders from across the country, each outstanding in their fields. It was the fifth year we gathered under Montana's big sky to fly fish on the Bighorn River, but this is not just a...

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Working From Rest

Working From Rest

12 months and one day ago, I began my journey at Workmatters. 366 days of growing professionally and personally, learning from those on my team, my classmates in the WMI-Arkansas cohort this spring, executive speakers, and mentors alike.

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Three Truths about Transparency in Leadership

Three Truths about Transparency in Leadership

Steve Graves is an author, coach, entrepreneur, faith-and-work pioneer…and he’s been my friend and advisor for almost 20 years. Workmatters is excited to partner with Steve in sharing his content with you from time to time as a resource in your journey to...

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Understanding Follows Wonder

Understanding Follows Wonder

“Daddy, what happens when the cardboard at the recycling center is filled up? Where does it go?”  The question seemed as random as the morning was beautiful. My younger son and I were walking the dog through the park in our neighborhood. The air was cool,...

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