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Your Workplace is a Mission Field

One of the greatest tragedies I see in the workplace is when people pursue a vocation for the wrong reasons. I’ve seen people put all of their time and energy into what they thought they should do, but it wasn’t their passion. This is just as sad is seeing someone pursue what they feel called…

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How to Find Purpose in Our Most Ordinary Work

I’ve recently been reading What’s Best Next by Matt Perman to learn ways I can improve on how I use my time. As far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to make a difference with my work. In my mind that meant that I needed to make sure I am doing things that are…

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How to Find Purpose in Your Work Today

“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.” – Proverbs 22:29 King Solomon penned most of the proverbs in Scripture, and he knew this one from first-hand experience. The key accomplishment of his 40-year term was building the Temple of the Lord…

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Can God Use Me Now?

I strongly believe that God has a purpose for every one of us. It doesn’t matter what your job is, what level of the company you’re at, or if you’re even with a company. God has given each of us very specific gifts to fulfill His purposes – at every stage of our lives. But…

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Where is Your Thrill of Hope Coming From?

The days between Christmas and New Year’s have always seemed to be an exhausting time for me. After a month of what feels like non-stop running from Christmas parties, gift shopping, and above all, a very busy work season, I’m exhausted. On top of that, the Christmas season is officially over, and that sense of…

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I Should Have Seen It Coming

“I should have seen it coming.” My favorite aspect of my job is meeting one on one with senior leaders. Especially when they have issues. When God is doing something in their lives, in particular their work. It’s a privilege to listen. To pray. And then see how I can coach or encourage them through…

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Four Simple Ways to Replace Fear with Trust

Life and business seem to have ebbs and flows. I don’t know about you, but there definitely seem to be times when everything works like clockwork. Then there are times when obstacles and problems seem to pop up at every turn. Lately, I’ve witnessed storms brewing in the lives and work of my co-workers and…

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10 of Our Very Best Blog Posts and Podcasts for Young Professionals

Today’s blog is for all my fellow 20-and-30-somethings experiencing the ups and downs of their quarter life crises. From starting your first job to balancing life with a spouse and kids, it can be hard to determine where God is taking you in your faith and work journey. That’s why I’ve spent my entire morning…

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Jack Nicklaus: Learning Humility and Excellence for your work

Are you a young professional in your 20’s or early 30’s? Are you in your late 30’s and 40’s juggling family and a significant career? Maybe you are in your 50’s in the prime of your life at work? Regardless of your season of life, we all desire our life and work to make a…

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Faith and Work Secret Sauce

You are the hero of this story. And you have a problem. You are called to a mission that is outside of your comfort zone. But it’s necessary for your own survival as a leader and for the benefit of those around you. So what’s your problem? If you are a follower of Christ, your…

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Do You Have a Prayer Strategy for Your Work?

Am I the only one who has struggled with truly understanding God’s vision and purpose for my work? Perhaps you’ve thought to yourself, “If my boss wasn’t such a nightmare, my job would be so much better.” “My company’s culture is so distant from Jesus – will it ever change?” “The pressure to perform at…

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6 Signs You Might be a Lukewarm Christian at Work

If you are a Christian and you have any interest in trying to close the gap between your faith and work, you need to hear these words today. “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like…

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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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Four Ways Leaders Can Use Their Words Powerfully

I once heard a workshop leader describe the words we are apt to automatically repeat as thousands of sticky notes hanging off of the virtual ceiling of our collective minds. As we engage in conversation, we frequently grab from those sticky notes in reaction to various experiences. Some words are benign, but others are quietly…

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How Did I Get Here? 3 Ways to Handle Unexpected Career Paths

My career has taken some interesting twists and turns – some planned and intentional, and others not so much. I’ve had more than one experience when I wondered, how did I get here? Perhaps you’ve had one of these experiences … The sagging economy robbed me of my job and finding a new situation that…

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Who Produces Your Wealth?

“Money…it’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.” Regardless of your age, if you enjoy 70’s classic rock you may recognize this famous lyric from Pink Floyd’s hit song “Money” (forgive the lyric language). Money drives us in so many ways. Some good. Some bad. We need money to live.…

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The 10 Commandments at Work

This morning my Bible reading plan had me in the Old Testament.  I turned to Exodus 20, and there they were…the Ten Commandments! It had been a while. We are New Testament people. Trying to discern from Jesus and his disciples how to live a worthy life. But God’s word is God’s word. So, I…

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What Makes A Leader Great

Learning to be a great leader can be a tough and long journey full of difficult situations and big decisions. Great leaders are ones of influence, creating true followers rather than fans. Russ Crosson, CEO and President of Ronald Blue and Co. and author of What Makes a Leader Great, has some excellent, practical ideas for…

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