Author: DeLano Sheffield

DeLano J. Sheffield is the Business Resource Specialist for Goodwill of MoKan where he connects to people on the fringes, training them to reach their full potential through learning and the power of work; he also is on the frontlines of the advances of the fourth industrial revolution and coaches leaders on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. He began his career as an architectural engineer then went on to attend seminary. In every part of his life he finds ways to infuse theology into vocation, and strengthen practical connections of faith and daily activity. DeLano lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Silent Labor Resonates

Silent labor is neither unimportant, unvalued or unrecognized work.

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Remembering Your Work

Sometimes the very thing we need to endure is to recall the work others have done.

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Persevering Encouragement

Gospel reminders between fellow co-laborers keep us focused.

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Cherished Co-Laborers

When we hold other believers dear to us, we find mutual reminders of the ties that bind us together.

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Ranking the Greatest (Part 2)

The lesson of rank and greatness continues with a pivot to the kingdom.

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Ranking the Greatest (Part 1)

Through every generation, the Son of Man continues to serve, and he tells us today that rank and greatness pale in comparison to serving him by the works of our hands.

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Character of God’s Kindness

Regardless of region, gender, race, background, whether we’re on a mountain peak or the stormy sea, Jesus can find us and easily reverse the domain of darkness with his Kingdom.

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Subdued Seas

Mark 4:35-41 shows us that disciples must broaden their capacity of trust.

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The Selection Process

Jesus chooses people who do not fit the expected mold.

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Paralysis Alleviated

It is almost inevitable that at some point in life there will be circumstances that will cause paralysis in our lives.

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Bearing the Weight of the Cross

Simon of Cyrene gives us the lesson of God’s providence and participation in painful things that reveal God’s grace.

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Oh, Thomas!

Thomas and others remind us that we can have expectations—but even if they are fulfilled exactly as we hoped, there will always be so much more.

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