Feature Articles

Jul 24, 2014

"How Does God View the Bottom Line?" - Boyd Clarke

"How Does God View the Bottom Line?" - Boyd Clarke
It's not my money. It's somebody else's money that I am called to manage in their interest. In our modern work environment, we call that being a fiduciary. I have to understand that the money I am managing is not mine; it's the shareholders.Read more +
Jul 20, 2014

Making Money: Why the Guilt?

Christians sometimes have a hard time talking about wealth—especially personal wealth. There are hundreds of scripture verses about money, and the Bible is clear about our responsibility to tithe and give to the poor. The Word teaches that stewardship and contentment mean more to God than the numbers on our...Read more +
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 +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

More Than Eighteen Months

My husband once attended a work-sponsored workshop about money. “Guess what the presenter told us?” my husband asked me at home that evening. “He said, when people receive a large sum of money—an inheritance, for example—they usually spend it in eighteen months.” “Eighteen months?” I asked. “Wow. That’s crazy!” All that money. Gone. Just like that. Last year, my husband served as executor of his parents’ estate. His parents worked very hard all their lives. My father-in-law planned well and...Read more +