Feature Articles

Jul 20, 2014

Making Money: A Gift by Any Other Name

One afternoon while I was sorting the mail, I opened a letter from an organization I deeply respect and have supported for many years. As a family, one of our passions has been to live generously and to be faithfully present—that is, we engage. We recognize and experience the brokenness...Read more +
Jul 22, 2014

"Does Being Selfless Mean We Can't Be Successful?" - J. B. Wood

"If We Are Supposed to Be Selfless, Should We Still Strive for a Successful Career?" - J. B. Wood
I think most people embarking on careers in the market place, in the professional world, are fed or kind of come from this assumption that, "It's all about me."Read more +
Jul 20, 2014

Making Money: When You Make a Lot of Money

I was having lunch with a friend. We had met at church, and discovered we not only worked for the same company, we also worked in buildings across the street from each other. We had previously met for lunch, arranging to meet at the entrance of the company cafeteria. This...Read more +
Jul 20, 2014

Submit Your Story (Link-up): Your Work Matters to God

The time you nearly died of boredom during a meeting...again. The week you almost quit because you felt insignificant, unappreciated, and underpaid. The year of depression, doubt, and downsizing in which you felt abandoned by God. We want those stories, and we invite you to tell them this week in...
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Jul 20, 2014

Making Money: Get What You’re Worth Without Guilt

The prospective client asked, “How much do you charge?” I could answer this; I’d practiced and prayed about it. Though my heart beat wildly and my hands felt clammy, I opened my mouth to give a confident response. Suddenly, I blurted out a number so low it surprised even me—in...Read more +
Jul 20, 2014

Correct Craft

Walter C. Meloon founded the Correct Craft boat company in the 1920s. His goal was to build the “best world-class towboats for the glory of God.” During World War II, General Eisenhower asked Correct Craft to build 400 boats in fifteen days, for crossing the Rhine River. Working around the...Read more +
Jul 18, 2014

"How Can a Mentor Help?" - Noah Riner

How can a mentor help? - Noah Riner
Noah Riner, MBA Student at Stanford University, talks about the strength of learning from mentors who have already experienced much of the journey you are embarking upon.Read more +
Jul 18, 2014

Working for Free: Finding Worth in Your Work

When I was 26 years old I kissed my career good-bye. Well, sort of. I guess you could say I stopped receiving a regular paycheck that bore my name. I've worked for free ever since. Well, sort of. I traded 7 years of high heels and property management keys for...Read more +
Jul 17, 2014

Working for Free: Pay Yourself Extra

At 4:30 a.m. on a snowy December morning, all I had on my thirteen-year-old mind was getting each nearly-frozen newspaper off my sled and onto each customer's porch. The faster I could unload the papers, the sooner I could melt back into a toasty bed. But I stopped after ten...Read more +
Jul 13, 2014

Working for Free: Do What You Love

On my way back to the RV from the campground bathhouse, I found two of my kids and my husband chatting with a woman who was out walking her dogs. My husband introduced her as the campground host. She and her husband get to stay in one of Florida’s most...Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

Speaking Freely with Jesus

In the closing verses of Mark 10, James and John, two brothers who followed Jesus, don’t look so good. In Mark 10:33-34, Jesus had predicted that he, as the Son of Man, would be tortured and killed and then rise again. In the next verse, James and John approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, . . . we want you to do us a favor” (10:35). The New Living Translation tidies up this request a bit. The Greek actually reads more...Read more +