Is personal initiative worth the risk?

Taking personal initiative at work can have its rewards—but it can also be risky. When we make decisions and take risks and initiate change, we face new, unknown territory. It can be terrifying. Some of us retreat; others move forward. Some of us proceed with caution, others with heart-stopping faith. But none of us can see the end result until long after we make a decision.
Tags:  Initiative, Risk, Faith, Gibson, Theology of Work

Finding an anchor in an anchorless world

We live in a world rife with social unrest, political chaos, competing ideologies and pressures to conform (or at least look the other way). Our belief systems are always being challenged if not directly attacked. So how do we find anchor? What keeps us from being swept up in the storm or crushed against the rocks? As always, there's an answer that has stood the test of time, and it (He) provides all the security we need.
Tags:  Hope, Advent, Faith, Confidence, Tamasy

Thick faith

Dependability is not based on customer reviews or marketing promises, it's built on personal experience. And that's how we come to know God as faithful and dependable - through experience. It's the key to growing thick faith.
Tags:  Dependability, Faith, Trust, Campbell

Genuine hope versus 'hope so'

Disasters, tragedies, violence, political upheaval, ... it's easy to lose hope and fall into despair. Too often, the best we can say when thinking about better outcomes is "I hope ..." and we find ourselves clinging to wishful thinking. Practically applied in our lives, how does biblical hope look different than 'hope so?'
Tags:  Hope, Faith, Trust, Tamasy

The faith to persevere

Perseverance means more than endurance— more than simply holding on until the end. A man's life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the man cannot see. The strength to persevere, then, comes down to trust.
Tags:  Perseverance, Faith, Chambers

You're testing me

When things seem to be going all wrong, where's God? Is He testing you, giving you what you deserve, making an example out of you ... or what?
Tags:  Trial, Perseverance, Faith, Campbell

Replacing frustration

When you are working to meet deadlines, feeling under pressure, and working with people who operate very differently from you, conflict can blow up in your face at any moment and threaten your success. So do you just get through it quickly, manage it, avoid it, or embrace it?
Tags:  Frustration, Trust, Faith, Conflict

How faith affects our work (Part 1)

We applaud business that does good for society, especially those who need a hand. Companies that put people above profits, and principles over prices. But who determines what's moral when America is so divided on what's right vs. wrong? Tim Keller addresses this question and 3 other ways that faith intersects and shapes our work.
Tags:  Morality, Success, Faith

How God Builds Your Faith – Dead Ends

By Rick Warren “At that time we were completely overwhelmed, the burden was more than we could bear, in fact we told ourselves that this was the end. Yet we believe now that we had this experience of coming to the end of our tether that we might learn to trust, not in ourselves, but in God who can raise the dead” (2 Corinthians 1:8-9 PH). When the pursuit of your dream deteriorates from difficult to impossible; when the situation looks hopeless, congratulations! You’re in good company.
Tags:  Faith, Trust, Trusting, Dead Ends