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Spare a Compare

Spare a Compare

The value of our work is not measured relative to what others have to offer. When you’re working for God, you produce independent goods. So why do we fall into the comparison trap? There is room for everyone to win in God’s economy because we serve a God of...

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Jump In Before You’re Ready

When God called them to open a taco restaurant, Austin and Ashton Samuelson’s experience with fast casual was limited to drive-thru and take-out. Lacking any resources, capital, or actionable experience, they took to prayer. Once the business launched,...

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Love Why You Work

Love Why You Work

Fear of God, as Martin Luther taught, is not one of imminent danger. It is more like the fear or anxiety we feel at the thought of disappointing someone we love (i.e., filial fear). If someone is married, they are faithful to their spouse because they love...

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Risk Failure, Don’t Fear It

Fear of failure holds so many back from stepping into the big God-ideas in life. Maybe it’s asking for a raise, risking it all to become an entrepreneur, or finally asking that special person out on a date! Stepping into unfamiliar territory can be...

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What Makes Us Distinctly Different?

What Makes Us Distinctly Different?

What makes us distinctly different as followers of Jesus? Is it the way we speak? How we fill our weekend? No. Being a Christian at work goes far beyond Bible-verse-emblazoned coffee mugs and promises to pray for people in the throes of overwhelm. These are...

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Make Room for Everyone to Win

Make Room for Everyone to Win

When things don’t go your way, let them go someone else’s. What does it mean to be completely gentle and humble in the workplace? Theologian John Brown suggests that gentleness is “power under control.” Gentleness is not passivity. It’s active. And it’s...

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Holy Intent Changes Everything

He decided to go into work early, to offer up his knives in prayer, and to cut chicken for the glory of God. Jon Tyson, now lead pastor of Church of the City of New York, found early on in his career that worship was so much more than singing “emotionally...

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The Human Cost of Sacrifice

The Human Cost of Sacrifice

Read Matthew 12:9–14 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus,they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” He said to them, “If any of you...

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Have You Ever Questioned Your Trust In God?

When your world comes crashing down, success cannot carry you. When her life’s greatest dream was days away from being accomplished, Marshawn Evans Daniels, lost it all. Times of disruption and devastation shake us. They may not shatter our faith, but they...

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