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Posts tagged with: Michaela’s Writings

Dealing with Your Stuff

On a recent FaceTime call with some of my best girlfriends, one of them ministered to the rest of us by reading some COVID…

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Finding Our Bearings in a Crashing Economy

At the De Pree Center, we exist to help marketplace leaders integrate their faith and work. For most of us, integrating our faith and work looks drastically different than it did just a month ago. A global pandemic and crashing economy rightly catalyze urgent questions about our businesses, our leadership, and our livelihoods.

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The Road Ahead Requires Peace

I’ve always been someone who spirals a bit when I’m worried. My pattern is to try and stave off my fear about the worst…

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Piecing it Together

The other night my daughter and I were putting together a LEGO set. LEGOs have become what I’ll affectionately call a “pandemic pastime” in…

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Opportunity In The Midst Of Change

As we start a new year, in both my life and work, change feels like a constant companion. At home, I have two small…

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Fear and Faithfulness

Recently, I had young woman approach me after a speaking engagement and ask with admiring eyes, “How do you do it all?” When I…

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Rest, Play, and the Costs of Believing “I Can Do It All”

When I graduated with my doctorate, I did so alongside eight men. As part of the ceremony, each person stood up and gave a…

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Myths of Vocation

Recently, I had two separate conversations with friends who were in career crises. Each crisis was catalyzed by a sense of disillusionment with work—the…

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What is Entrepreneurship?

Recently, I was chatting with a client of mine who was a few years into resurrecting an organization that had nearly fizzled out under…

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Why Passion Isn’t the Holy Grail of Work

I graduated seminary in 2011, on the heels of the Great Recession. Very few companies were hiring. In fact, many were laying people off….

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Gender Discrimination at Work: Faithful Resistance

I was on a panel recently that opened up with this question: As a woman, what are some of the ways you’ve been discriminated…

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Let’s Change How We Ask About Calling

I hate icebreakers. Maybe it’s the introvert in me. Or maybe it’s because I’m Irish and my face heats up every time I’m put…

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Failing Well, Not Fast

Someone asked me once, “Why are you afraid to fail?” I remember wading through a bunch of half sentences until I admitted, “I don’t…

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Zooming In and Zooming Out

Together, my husband and I own a creative agency. Separately, I work as a practical theologian and he is a filmmaker. Like many of…

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