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Who sets the tone?

What if you were to choose—before even arriving at work—what sort of attitude, perspective and demeanor with which you were going to approach your day? Instead of waiting to react to whatever might be going on at the office, you would be taking the initiative to be one of the actors that everyone else reacts to. You would be taking the initiative on your own behalf and also on the behalf of the entire office culture. Tags:  Initiative, Peace, Theology of Work, Edwards

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

You only get one chance to start

We've heard of 'paralysis by analysis.' In some matters, you only get one chance to start. It should be measured and approached intentionally. Starting deserves our best efforts and our focused attention. At the same time, things don’t happen until we start. You can’t steer a parked car … there has to be movement. Tags:  Initiative, Starting, Campbell

How God notices our work

It is all too easy to pass by ordinary people doing ordinary tasks in ordinary places. We might even see what they do as insignificant, meaningless or unimportant. Yet time and time again we see that God shows up mightily in what many may consider mundane. Tags:  Advent, Workmatters, 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

Before the first Thanksgiving

Long before "the first thanksgiving" in 1621 with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, there was an annual Thanksgiving meal shared among kinsmen that was even richer with meaning. Remembering it should set the tone for the celebration we enjoy today. Tags:  Thanksgiving, Theology of Work

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

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