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He Is ‘God With Us’ at Work

He Is ‘God With Us’ at Work

Isaiah 7:14 contains one of the most simple, beautiful and powerful statements of Advent. The virgin’s son will be called Immanuel, God with us. Immanuel is a name with broad and sweeping implications. He is relational. First, our God is relational, existing...

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Ever Feel Forgotten and Overlooked at Work?

Ever Feel Forgotten and Overlooked at Work?

The work that night began like so many others, but became a night like no other. Perhaps God saw the shepherds and broke into their world to announce that He had, in fact, entered the world. The shepherds’ terror was met with reassurance. The message was...

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How God Notices Our Work

How God Notices Our Work

The shepherds rushing to the manger on the night of Jesus’ birth is one of the clearest snapshots of how good the good news of the incarnation, when God became flesh, was and is. So often we get swept up into the beauty of this story – and rightfully so. But...

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Finding Hope for Work

Finding Hope for Work

In the midst of struggling to overcome challenges at work, hope for work may feel out of reach. But we have hope in Christ, and the season of Advent is a reminder of that. Isaiah paints a hope-filled and beautiful portrait of the coming Messiah. The Messiah...

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Your BEST at Work – Every Day, Every Moment

Your BEST at Work – Every Day, Every Moment

Every day, every moment, we have a choice. We choose what is deserving of our attention. We choose our focus. Consider your state of mind when attention goes to the barrage of emails in your inbox, to the problems you’re facing, to uncertainty about the...

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Choosing to Rejoice When Times Are Tough

Choosing to Rejoice When Times Are Tough

No matter how much you love your job (and if you do, you’re in the minority), you will encounter frustration, difficulty and disappointment from time to time. People will let you down. Technology will fail you. And you will make mistakes – even fail – now...

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What If Unity in Thought Wasn’t Homogenous?

What If Unity in Thought Wasn’t Homogenous?

Unity in the body of Christ is vital to the spreading of the gospel. It transforms our lives and the lives of those around us, deepening the work of God’s common grace – His blessing and goodness for all of humanity – in the world around us. In the beginning...

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Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

Human nature and culture encourage us to look out for our own interests. We can be tempted to put so much energy toward proving ourselves, toward reaching goals and climbing the corporate ladder that we become self-centered and leave others out. But no one...

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Redeeming Sleepless Nights

Redeeming Sleepless Nights

It is no secret that the demands of work, life and leadership are stressful. This is not a new phenomenon. David wrote Psalm 63 about 3,000 years ago, most likely when he was in the wilderness fleeing Absalom. But while sleep escaped him and the desert...

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