Oct 27, 2014

Share Your Story: Designed to Work

His name was Tony. He wore the hotel-issued black shirt, the silver nametag, and the confidence of a man who'd been in his line of work for a while. "May I take your plate? Would you like more water? Is anyone here gluten-free?" He worked his way around our table,...
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Oct 2, 2014

Vocation Focus: Do You Know What You Want?

by Angela Aadahl
What do you want? I’ve grown up in a culture that taught me all I needed to do was figure out what I wanted and then go make it happen: whatever the cost, whatever means necessary. The biggest problem was I had no idea what I wanted. Still don’t. Am...
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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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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 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 7, 2014

The Power of Storytelling: When Numbers Become Stories

A dilapidated stove sits on the back porch, along with some broken furniture and a bag of tattered clothing. A volunteer and I knock on the paint peeled door, unsure of what to expect. Lock jiggling, we see a brown eye peering through the crack. “We are here from Love...
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