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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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May 19th, 2015

A "Windex Cure" for the Moral Decline of America

America is losing faith and becoming a secular nation -- but I believe there's a cure.     Escalating racial discord, the ethical failure of leaders in public and private sectors, and the breakdown of traditional family values can, I believe, be traced back to the decreasing influence of...

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January 19th, 2015

What Are Your Dreams for the Coming Year? They Might Be Too Small.

In 1954, a young man accepted the call to become the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Over the next fourteen years he devoted his life to confronting racism in America and mobilized thousands of Americans to join him in non-violent civil disobedience to laws...

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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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June 19th, 2014

God Wants You to Work Like a Dog

Our two border collies often remind me of the connection between satisfying work and energizing joy. Although our pets are past their prime, they behave like pups when the opportunity arises to do their “work” of herding and running off would-be predators that could harm their “flock”—which...

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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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December 7th, 2012

Is Your Workplace a No-Gratitude Zone?

Everyone likes to be appreciated.  And not surprisingly, saying thank-you is good business.  According to research, showing gratitude can increase profit, productivity and employee loyalty. But as Sue Shellenbarger recently wrote in her Wall Street Journal column, we shouldn’t expect a big...