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

Overcoming a 'wait' problem

We want ___________ and we want it NOW! That's just our culture today. Waiting can be frustrating (or maddening) and often brings out the worst in us. The Bible, however, looks at waiting an opportunity to lean into, not a problem to overcome.
Tags:  Patience, Tamasy, Listening

The value of patience

Patience is a virtue, for sure. In our hectic schedules, our patience gets tested almost every day. But it's not a virtue or personality trait that you either have or don't have, it's actually a skill that can be developed and needs constant nurturing. Here are some thoughts on the matter.
Tags:  Patience, Struble

Grounds for patience

The cardinal sin of the 21st century is to be boring and slow. We demand the brief newscast, fast report: your worst offense is to waste my time. Yet Jesus often used agricultural symbols and parables, partly to remind us that good things require time.
Tags:  Patience, Time, Hope, Theology of Work

Not a time for silence

We are in a battle with a virus. This virus is tearing apart our social fabric as it continues its death march through every community in our nation. This virus has been killing our country since it's very beginning. This virus is racism.
Tags:  Racism, Unity, Vawter

The platinum rule

The Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated. It is a maxim that is found in many religions and cultures. Even Jesus taught the Golden Rule. But He also calls us to an even higher standard - let's call it the Platinum Rule. Here it is: whatever God has done for you, you should go and do for others. Now ... what would that look like at work?
Tags:  Generosity, Campbell, Platinum, Golden, Kindness, Mercy

The call to sacrificial generosity

If we're honest, most (or all?) of our giving is out of our abundance. The time or money we give takes something from us, but it doesn't leave a mark. In other words, we carry on and a day later don't have any residual impact of the gift we previously made. But what if generosity looked different? Could it be that giving in a way that really costs us something is not painful but rather joyful?
Tags:  Generosity, Theology of Work

The spread of generosity

We see it over and over – a major crisis arises, and almost immediately the very best of humanity begins to emerge. We’ve observed this following natural disasters, such as floods, tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes. This provides simple, straight-forward evidence that we’re not the products of some mindless, random, evolutionary process. Rather than taking a survival-of-the-fittest attitude, many of us rally together and find ways to help one another.
Tags:  COVID-19, Generosity, Tamasy

Opportunity in the disruption

How are you using your time these days? Some are busier than before the pandemic, and others are bored with a lot of extra time to kill. Some have added disciplines, others have dropped all semblance of discipline. But what if an intentional 1-hour Zoom meeting each week could completely change someone’s life – their business, their family, their own sense of purpose. If you had the opportunity to be a part of that, would you? The option is real, and it’s yours to take.
Tags:  Discipleship, Adaptability, Mentoring, Kibbey

The adaptive challenge

The biggest challenge for Christians today may be figuring out how to adapt to a changing society. Adapting to changing circumstances is not giving up your principles. It’s not selling out. It’s acknowledging that the situation has changed and so must our approach.
Tags:  Adaptability, Evangelism, Culture