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Author: Michaela O'Donnell

Dr. Michaela O’Donnell is the Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership where she oversees the center’s vision, strategy, program, and team, all with the goal of helping leaders like you respond faithfully to God in all seasons of your life and leadership.

Michaela’s first book, Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World is due out in October with Baker Books. It’s already getting rave reviews from folks such as Dave Evans, Mark Labberton, Missy Wallace, Luke Bobo, Dee Ann Tuner, Kara Powell, and more. This book is a reflection of Michaela’s heart as both an entrepreneur and a practical theologian. Drawn to the real life working out of big issues, it is a how to for anyone walking the road of calling in a changing world.

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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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Online Course:
Overcoming Inequality–Women at Work

An Online Course on Fuller Formation It’s time for women to be at the table where God calls them to sit. Too often, women…

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Dignify Labor Day with Intervention

Labor Day. Labor Day. Labor Day. Why do we celebrate it? What should we do to mark the holiday? For me, the holiday is…

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Practices for Growth, Part One: Let Water off The Boat

When my son was two months old, we had a friend temporarily move in with us. She was in a bad place and needed…

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Jesus Centers Vulnerability

Jesus centers the needs of people who are vulnerable. Do we?

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Justifying Ourselves

As we engage in the work of anti-racism, are we doing so because we want to justify ourselves or because we are deeply committed to what God might be doing?

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