Feature Articles

Jul 26, 2014

Community Post: Making History (or Not)

I was running afternoon errands and pulled into a parking spot between the Rockrimmon Library Branch and Safeway. First on the list: return library books. Near the library entrance, I spotted a bumper sticker that said, “Well-Behaved Women Don’t Make History,” which immediately triggered some thoughts, including: The woman who...
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Jul 27, 2014

Your Work Matters: Unspoken Agreement

It’s nearly midmorning when I stand on the porch watching the heat rise off the asphalt. The girls chalk their way down Avent Street, and the boys swing from the tire swing in the big oak tree. The baby and the toddler nap under the ceiling fan inside, and as...Read more +
Jul 27, 2014

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe was arguably the greatest American athlete of all time. He won the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics. After that, he played pro baseball and football. In college, his Carlisle track team was invited to compete against the powerful Lafayette College. His school arrived with only five...Read more +
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 +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

The Jesus Prayer

As Jesus and his disciples journeyed near Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was about to pass his way. So he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (10:47). When people tried to get Bartimaeus to be quiet, he shouted even louder, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” This simple cry for mercy has inspired countless prayers during the last two millennia. In particular, in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, one of...Read more +