Being mat carriers

It's one thing to try to integrate our faith in the work we do each day, but here's a probing question: what are you willing to risk to help a colleague experience the life that only Jesus offers? How bold are you willing to be?
Tags:  Boldness, Faith, Friendship, Theology of Work, Roberts

5 Keys to patience

I’m a work in progress when it comes to patience. For years, I had almost none. I was in a hurry everywhere. I hated standing in lines and waiting on hold. Impatient with everything and everybody. Slowly but surely, I’m making some progress. Here’s how:
Tags:  Patience, Waiting, Faith, Trust, Campbell

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