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Apr 4, 2014

When in Doubt, Sweep

When in Doubt, Sweep
A grocery manager gave a young man his first job. Eager to please, the new employee would rush through every task. Then he would say: "What can I do now?"Read more +
Apr 2, 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 +
Mar 26, 2014

Honor Our Competition

Honor Our Competition
Two stock car drivers—Chris Ater and Dillon Smith—were archrivals. Their competition for the season-point-total lead climaxed in a car-bumping incident. It cost Ater the victory. Smith, his chief competitor, survived the bump and won the race.Read more +
Aug 28, 2013

Good Beginnings, Great Teachers from Duke's Faith and Leadership Blog

I love teaching--just not full-time. Most of my workday energy is best spent writing, reading and editing. However, because I've taught many different classes to different types of students over the years, I admire full-time instructors immensely. A teacher's days are long, loud, and often frustrating. Even those teachers who...
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Aug 26, 2013

When Fear and Doubt Keep You From Your Dreams

As a professional writer who's endured numerous rejections, setbacks, and frustrations over the years, I thoroughly relate to Jo Ann Fore's recent post about fear and doubt on The Wordserve Water Cooler. "Since I was a young teen, I dreamed of crafting words of hope and encouragement that would change...
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Aug 21, 2013

Surprised by Avocation

My friend Jeff is a buttoned-up finance guy in his late thirties who manages a business unit for a corporate behemoth. We attend the same church, and I see him and his wife occasionally in social situations. He is all of what you would expect from someone with a career...Read more +
Aug 18, 2013

9 Easy-to-Steal Habits of the Super Successful

Think uber-successful people are just blessedly lucky and/or insanely talented? Think again. Many times, they're simply persistent, creative and disciplined. Their goals become intentions, intentions become habits, and habits become character. Read this Fast Company article to discover nine easy-to-implement habits of the super-successful.
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Aug 14, 2013

Navigating the "Wilderness Walk" of Unemployment

When you're unemployed--or under-employed--for a long period of time, it's hard not to become hopeless, cynical and even depressed. Our friends at The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics profiled one extraordinary woman who sees her time job-hunting as a "wilderness walk" and relies on her deep faith in God...
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Aug 14, 2013

Don't You Hate Your Job?

About once a week, I’m asked the same question. “Don’t you hate your job?” A variation on the theme is, “How can you stand your job?” Well, I admit there are some days when I dream about living on a beach. But I don’t hate my job. I lead a...Read more +
Aug 7, 2013

Five Ways Pastors Can Encourage Faith, Work, and Vocation

by Art Lindsley
Many congregations are better at recognizing someone’s faithful service to the church, rather than someone’s faithfulness to their vocation outside the church. Fortunately, there are some churches and organizations that are beginning to wake up to this need. There is certainly much that can be done to preach and teach...
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