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Oriented by Hope

When I worked at Starbucks, our goal was to serve every customer in the drive-thru within three minutes of when they placed their order. It didn’t matter how many venti soy, no-foam lattes they wanted.

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Joyful Adaptation in the Workplace

As a corporate chaplain, I’ve seen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workforce. It’s been over three years since the shutdown, and yet the ripple effects of a backed-up production and manufacturing industry are still felt by many companies.

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Joyfully Anticipating Love

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “keep watch” means to watch to make sure that no one is coming.” The historical context of Jesus’ birth into…

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Is Peace Possible?

The Christmas season is so stressful, isn’t it?! The songs may say it’s a time to be merry and go laughing over fields, but most people are either too busy and feeling pressured by end-of-year deadlines or they experience anxiety, regret, or even grief during this time of year.

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Five Tools Leaders Use for Reflection

In October 2023, we conducted a non-scientific survey among our audience to learn about their reflection habits. Fifty-four people responded. Here’s what we discovered from their responses.

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The Map and the Territory: The Importance of Reflexivity

It doesn’t take much to realize that if the best we can do is to create a limited representation of the world, we need others to have a better picture of what’s going on around us and even within us.

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