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Are You a Leader People Should Imitate?

People will imitate you, especially if you’re a leader. So, it would be good to ask yourself the question: “Am I a leader people should imitate?”

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Whom Do You Imitate?

From our earliest days, we imitate the people around us. This is one of the main ways we learn how to live.

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Doubt His Presence—Part 2

In one statement Jesus affirms John’s value and ironically ours also.

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Doubt His Presence

If John doubts, then just perhaps it will be alright in the life of a leader if you have some doubt too.

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Workday Prayers: Worshiping God at Work

Faithful work is one way we respond to God’s shepherding care for us.

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Are You Living the Gospel?

You may want to ask yourself today: Am I living the gospel I believe? Is the good news of Jesus evident in the way I treat others?

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You Are Beloved by God

The Bible celebrates the fact that God loves the world. But God’s love is not just for the whole world. Scripture teaches us that God loves each individual, including you.

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Steadfastness of Hope, Part 2

Centuries ago, some Christians in the Greek city of Thessalonica had hope in Jesus Christ and his future kingdom. This hope enabled them to hang in there even in difficult times.

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Steadfastness of Hope, Part 1

We live in a time of increasing hopelessness. Yet genuine Christian faith leads to “steadfastness of hope.”

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Watercolor (“Memories of Mattie”) and digital image courtesy of Gayle Chi © 2015

Tilling Faith

The complex and nuanced work of a watercolor artist reminds me of the importance of learning how to faithfully engage my work with skillful use of the “palette of colors” of my vocation.

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King David in Prayer by Pieter de Grebber

The Discipline of Sleep

A biblical vision of leadership recognizes the importance of human agency but understands its limitations. In the end, it is the LORD who “sustains” us and our work.

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Workday Prayers: Remembering God’s Deliverance

When we look back upon our work lives, we see so many ways that God has been present, helpful, and redemptive.

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