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Author: Michaela O'Donnell

Michaela O’Donnell is the Senior Director of the De Pree Center and an Adjunct Instructor of Practical Theology and Leadership at Fuller Seminary where she teaches classes on leadership and vocation.

Michaela’s first book is due out in 2021! It is about finding meaning in a changing world of work. She regularly writes and teaches on the topics of: vocation, changing world of work, innovative leadership, practical theology, and women in leadership.

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Wayne Park is Our New Program Specialist

I am excited to announce that Wayne Park (DMin 21’) will be joining the De Pree Center in the role of Program Specialist. In…

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Webinar: Finding Joy at Work

Webinar with Angela Gorrell, hosted by Michaela O’Donnell Long.

Research tells us that seasons of challenge often holds extraordinary opportunity for joy.

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Investing, Not Exploiting

Every choice we make to spend money is a way of investing in systems and goods and communities.

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Investing in People

In life, we have people whom God trusts us with and people whom God trusts with us. Our investment in each other truly can pay dividends in God’s Kingdom.

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Pilgrimage with God this Year

What if God is inviting you on a holy journey in 2021?

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Dwell With God This Year

As you step into 2021, consider what it would look like to truly dwell in the house of the Lord in 2021.

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What is God Birthing in You?

If you’re anything like me, this particular holiday season has felt both quieter and also somehow louder. Quieter because there’s not as much to…

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Hearing & Seeing in the Wilderness

Advent is an invitation to settle in and to wait with hope in the wilderness, growing in attunement to the sights and sounds that help us know that the Lord is on the way.

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Hoping for an Intervention

In this season of Advent, we can be as honest as we need to be with God.

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Webinar: Inner Life of a Leader

Webinar with Tracy Matthews, Lisa Slayton, Inés Velásquez-McBryde, and Michaela O’Donnell Long.

This webinar will be a year-end conversation and a guided spiritual practice meant to help you attune to all that God is doing in and around you.

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Practices for Growth, Part Two: Lean In and Let Go

This is part two in a series on Practices for Growth, find the first part here. It’s been a year of waiting. Waiting for…

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Walking in the Way of God

Life is a series of choices. Along the way, we can either be people who are trying to get our own way in the world’s way, or we can be people who are trying to work on behalf of God’s way.

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Invite God to Drop By Unannounced

It is tempting to spend our energy on the flaws of others instead of on our own growth. But the fullness of the work that God calls us to won’t flourish without our own willingness to grow.

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Be Still and Know that God is God

When the earth shakes, we can never put it back together just as it was before. We can never quite replace the moments we missed or the things we hoped for that didn’t pan out. God invites us to take any hopelessness or discouragement and be still.

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When the Earth Shakes Beneath You

Sometimes change feels like the ground is shifting beneath us. Right in the middle of those moments of chaos, God promises to be near—a very present help in trouble.

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