Jun 14, 2014

Three Guidelines for Living Freely and Lightly

Matthew 11:28
My husband took me to Hawaii for my fiftieth birthday. On the morning I turned fifty, we boarded a plane and headed toward Maui. Ocean breezes, turquoise waters, azure skies, emerald mountains, extravagant sunsets. It was paradise. For the first three days we were there, I marveled at the beauty...Read more +
Jun 22, 2014

Rethinking Scarcity: A Legacy of Abundance

I’ve heard that most of our theology is really autobiography. This is true in my case because I am my father’s daughter. In my family folklore, the story goes like this: my father suffered greatly at the hands of anxiety and worry. Fear took over his life, his work, and...Read more +
Jun 23, 2014

Don't Let Worry Fill Your Work

Imagine a dense fog blanketing seven city blocks to a depth of one hundred feet. All that fog condensed, scientists say, fills one single water tumbler. And there's a picture of worry: in the heat of fear and anxiety, a half glass of worry expands to cloud everything in our...Read more +
Jul 6, 2014

The Price of Risk and Reward

Matthew 4:18-22
As a wide-eyed 20-year-old new believer, I was ready to conquer the world. I was also a young woman on the verge of becoming a young professional. Because of this, during a conference I attended, I listened attentively to Luci Swindoll, an incredibly wise Christian woman. Luci’s resume is noteworthy...Read more +
Jun 6, 2006

The Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment: An Interview with T. D. Jakes

T. D. Jakes, pastor and businessman, has a long list of accomplishments, growing ever longer. In the past year alone, while leading The Potter’s House Church, one of the nation’s largest, he co-produced and appeared in Woman, Thou Art Loosed , a mainstream film about childhood sexual abuse and redemption...Read more +
Jun 2, 2014

Social Justice: Four Reasons to Pursue Change

For most of us, the idea of justice seems like something from a comic book. Superheroes in colored tights battling power hungry villains. Or maybe we look to our government for justice. Honorable people in black robes at the Supreme Court ruling on the laws of the land. Increasingly, the...
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Aug 6, 2009

Modeling Christ in the Workplace Through Work Well Done

Ben Edwards, the former CEO and chairman of A. G. Edwards, led his company to become one of the ten largest brokerage firms in the nation. He was also known to be a committed Christian and man of integrity. Whether on or off the job, he lived in line with...Read more +
Jul 7, 2014

Risk and Reward: Why I'm Ashamed of My Brief Moment of Fame

A few years ago a popular Christian publication asked me to write an article based on data they obtained from another Christian organization. The managing editor, whom I had worked with before, supplied me with the statistics that prompted the idea, and I ran with it. I interviewed experts, obtained...Read more +
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 +
Sep 29, 2002


John Kavanagh went to Calcutta to work with Mother Teresa. While there, he asked her to pray for him. “What should I pray for?” she asked. “Pray that I may have clarity,” he replied. Mother Teresa responded, “No, I will not pray for that.” “Why?” he asked. “Clarity is the...Read more +