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September 22nd, 2017

Keeping Life Nailed Down When All Hell Breaks Loose

The terrible storms that battered Florida, the Texas coast, and the Caribbean are shocking reminders of how fragile life is, how destructive nature can be, and how helpless we often are to resist its power. The most difficult storms that we experience in life, however, are often not weather...

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November 16th, 2016

Discover Your Destiny

Do you ever have questions about your purpose? What you have to offer the world? Why you even exist in the first place? If so, you’re not alone. Most people are confused about their place and purpose in the world. They conclude that life just doesn’t make sense. But wait! Shouldn’t...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
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July 20th, 2014

Discover Your Gifts, Discover Your Calling

Job layoffs and an anemic economy are pushing many Christians to question the purpose of their lives, yet I meet very few who are thinking in terms of the "good works" God had in mind when he designed them. Each of us has a high calling we are obligated to follow. When we follow...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
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May 15th, 2014

Five Appropriate Times to Share Your Faith at Work

Jim wanted to run the other way when a friend urged him to go on a short-term mission trip to Cuba, but he reluctantly agreed to go. The mission group attended a training session about sharing the gospel, then they divided up into teams of two and walked from house to house with an...

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May 1st, 2014

Good Decisions Require Your Whole Brain

New research from the NeuroLeadership Institute contradicts some commonly held beliefs about decision-making. A couple of examples: Deadlines help us make decisions because they shake off inertia and get us off the dime, right?  And, everyone knows that good decision-making is based on...

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April 1st, 2014

Did Dan Cathy Make a Mistake?

When Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, expressed his views on traditional marriage, it sparked a media firestorm in July 2012. His comments landed the successful chicken franchise in hot water—or as a recent article in Forbes put it, “in a vat of piping hot chicken grease.” As a result, given...

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February 28th, 2014

How to Find a Mentor

Evidently, God thinks mentors are important because He gave us examples throughout Scripture. Joshua had Moses. Ruth had Naomi. Elisha had Elijah. Paul had Barnabas. Timothy had Paul. Even Jesus had Joseph to teach him the trade of carpentry. Business New Daily says, “All entrepreneurs need...

October 7th, 2011

The Biblical Basis for Focusing on Your Strengths

In this Willow Creek Association blog, Matt Perman suggests four biblical reasons why people should focus on their strengths rather than shoring up their weaknesses.

October 7th, 2011

Labor Day Reflections on Work

Labor Day provides a reminder to consider a Biblical view of labor and work. In this article Dr. Harmon, professor at Grace College and Seminary, writes, "Here in the United States many people regard work as something to be avoided or endured until the next opportunity for recreation. This...