Feature Articles

Sep 14, 2014

The Evaluation: Performance Reviews

When you think “performance review,” do you start grumbling to yourself? Do your palms start to sweat? Do you roll your eyes and mutter about “The Man?” Or do you stare into the mirror and smile, practicing your best superficial self-report? If you hate performance reviews, you’re not alone. In...Read more +
Jul 31, 2007

The Tutor

Sherry was a tutor, hired to review grammar with 10-year-old Bobby in the hospital burn unit. The unit shocked her, and the boy was hard to look at. But she stayed, taught verbs and adverbs, and the next day, she forced herself to return. On her second visit, the nurses...Read more +
Sep 12, 2014

A Job Well Done

Another Good Job Done by Me
A friend of mine had a flat tire and stopped at a country gas station. The attendant patched the tire and put it back on the car. And as the fellow tightened the last lug nut, my friend heard him say, "Another good job done by me."Read more +
Sep 8, 2014

The Power of Storytelling: Marketplace Stories Set the Stage for God to Act

Our team is always looking for stories of God working in the lives of marketplace professionals. We all love missionary stories of how God penetrates hearts as the Gospel transforms lives, and sometimes whole cultures. We are now seeing the same kinds of stories in a different marketplace--a missional marketplace...
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Sep 7, 2014

The Power of Storytelling: A Life Well-Lived

“How did you get to be such a good storyteller?” I tease, when the others have drifted away. This colleague of mine holds court by his desk every day, people from every department vying for a moment of his time. He grins slyly at my question. “Because I’ve lived it,...Read more +
Sep 10, 2014

Is Your Work a Paycheck or a Calling?

Is Your Work a Paycheck or a Calling?
Three people on the same job site have very different perspectives on their work.Read more +
Sep 8, 2014

The Power of Storytelling: He Wants to See You. Now.

The phone rang. Focused on the words on my computer screen, I absentmindedly picked up the phone. “He wants to see you.” “Now?” I asked. “Now.” I grabbed my suit coat (that’s what we wore in those days) and made a mad dash down my building’s back stairs to the...
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Sep 9, 2014

The Power of Storytelling: Stories Make Us Brave

by Micha Boyett
It’s the first day of first grade, and August wakes in tears. My son says he’s too afraid to get out of bed. I assure him that he doesn’t have to get out yet. “Why don’t you just get dressed in your bed, buddy?” I lift the clothes we picked...Read more +
Sep 7, 2014

The Power of Storytelling: A Way to Understand

The storyline started running in my head as soon as I pulled up to the property, by all appearances abandoned. It had the makings of a terrible screenplay for a B horror film, including, in my mind, the bodies buried out back. When he told me I’d have to park...Read more +
Sep 8, 2014

The Power of Storytelling: The Power of YOUR Story

She sits quietly in my office, hands folded nervously, tears streaming silently down her face. Her visit to meet me, a patient advocate for cancer patients, is not one she ever expected to make. I review her paperwork while she dabs at the tears, a tad embarrassed at her emotions...
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Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

Is It a Sin to Judge Others?

This year, I sat on the grand jury in my small hometown. Once a month for six months, we convened to review half of the criminal cases to decide whether to indict the accused and go to trial or to throw the case out. Grand Juries exist, the judge told us, to protect the people from an overly zealous justice system or an overly aggressive police force. In fact, we tossed a few cases where the police in our town...Read more +