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Let God’s Strength be Your Strength at Work Today

Even the dream job doesn’t always live up to its expectations. I love my work, and I really can’t conceive of a better fit for me. But there are still times that work – even work I’m so passionate about – is just plain hard and stressful. That’s true for all of us! The reality…

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Faith and Forgiveness at Work

It’s a dramatic scene in the book of Mark: Jesus is in his final week in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. He has just turned over tables and driven money-changers out of the temple. And he has cursed a fruitless fig tree as an object lesson to his disciples. The disciples’ amazement at the dried-up and…

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Four-Part Strategy for Tapping into God’s Strength for Your Work

Our culture teaches us what we need to do to be successful and get ahead. We learn strategies like take initiative, make things happen, prove yourself, be a lifelong learner, constantly seek the next advancement opportunity, or find ways to make a difference through your work. If you’re like most people, you’ve learned to employ…

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Our Top Most Read Blog Posts for Your Leadership Growth

Today we’d like to share with you our most powerful blog content created over the years. Go ahead, take a look! I’ll bet there’s one you’ve yet to read or might want to share with a friend or co-worker. Regardless, there’s no doubt you’ll discover life-changing content that will help give your work more purpose…

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What’s Wrong with Discipleship?

WorkMatters chose Multiply as our “One Word” for 2016. Since then, the idea of growth through multiplication has permeated most of our conversations. We want to reach as many people as we can, as far as we can, in the biggest mission field on earth – the marketplace. To do that, we intend to equip…

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How to Be a Starter in the Game of Faith at Work

In football you have a first team and a second team. The first team are the starters. They are the best players. Coaches will refer to them as “ones.” The second team are the backups. They sit on the sideline waiting for their number to be called when the “ones” are tired, hurt, or need…

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How To Take a Step Toward God at Work

For 12 years, WorkMatters has been passionately working to help leaders integrate their faith and work. On the surface, it’s a simple idea. It’s logical. In fact, I will argue that it’s impossible to compartmentalize your work life and personal life. We live integrated lives. We bring our personal issues to work, right? We can’t…

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Discover the Power of Workplace Bible Studies

It was an accidental encounter with an inspiring outcome. I was walking out of church and Scott was hurrying in with his family. We had been playing email tag with each other about scheduling me to attend the workplace Bible study he was doing at his company. They had just completed one of our Leadership@Work…

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Building a Successful Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring has become something so important in my life. As I reflect on periods of hardship or significant transition, a few important people stand out. These people helped me navigate some of life’s toughest journeys in a way that honored my faith and brought glory to God. They encouraged me, challenged me to be confident…

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Abiding with God at Work

Have you gotten lazy in your relationship with Jesus? Have other priorities, the pressures of the world, squeezed Him out more and more? Do you pray here and there, read your Bible when you can, but it’s more miss than hit? I heard an outstanding message this week at the Daily Walk from my friend…

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Vacation – 7 Ways to Live, Love and Learn

This morning is day five following an incredible beach vacation with my my wife, Theresa and our two sons Dylan and Tyler. Beach vacations are just different, aren’t they? So much more relaxing and introspective than other trips you may go on that are full of activity. I’m wired more for the later, but I…

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7 Faith at Work Tips That Will Help Your Career Flourish

I have the privilege of working for a pretty great organization. Looking back, it’s pretty unbelievable how God led me to where I am now. I’d like to share seven things I’ve learned from working at WorkMatters that I think will help you grow in your career as well. Here we go! Have confidence in…

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Do You Talk too Much?

Do you talk too much? Do you want to flourish in your life at work? Then here is one of the most powerful leadership principles you can learn: … talk less, ask more questions and listen with wisdom. We could end this blog right there. I am a people person. I like to communicate. I…

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Four Scriptures for Facing Loneliness at Work

Have you ever been in a place in your faith and career where you felt alone? You didn’t feel like you had the support of your boss, your peers, or your friends. And God, the father who promised to always be with you, feels like He is nowhere to be found. Have you ever felt…

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How to Flourish in Difficult Circumstances

Is your ability to flourish tied to your circumstances? Don’t click away just yet. This is a question that most of us would probably answer with a quick “no” but actually live as if our answer is “yes.” Let’s rephrase. Do you flourish in tough circumstances? Now that is a harder question to answer. Our…

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How to Shift from Surviving to Thriving at Work

How do you feel at the end of your work day? At the end of the work week? Is your work uplifting and energizing, or does it leave you feeling drained, exhausted and overwhelmed? If you answered the latter, you’re certainly not alone. According to a Deloitte 2014 Human Capital Trends Study, two-thirds of today’s…

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A Flourishing Life Starts with Love

Readers of this blog know that our faith-at-work one-word focus for 2015 is flourish. Everyone wants to flourish … to thrive and not just survive. Like most important goals in our lives, we have to be intentional to make them happen. This is especially true of flourishing! So this month, we are unpacking flourishing in…

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Flourishing in the Cracks: Making Time for Joy

If you’re like me, you probably spend most of your time thinking about the things you actually have time to do versus the things you wish you had time to do. As a matter of fact, if you ever ask me how I’m doing, I’ll probably say, ‘Great! I’m just SO busy all the time’.…

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Choose to Live a Flourishing Life

So many of us live moment to moment. We do our best to accomplish the tasks we have to get done each day. We are constantly trying to balance the diverse elements of our lives at home and at work. Each day is a new battle. And before we know it, we string together a…

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