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Remember, Zoom Is Also “Real Life”

By Laura Cerbus, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. This year has been filled with events that we did not anticipate. They have altered our lives profoundly, and I find myself again and again longing for real life – to teach “for real” and not on Zoom, to go to church “for real” and not on Zoom, to…

Why Family-Sensitive Workplaces Were More Prepared for Pandemic

By Rachael Anderson, reprinted from Made to Flourish. When I show up for work, hours after wrangling breakfast for my two school-age children, I work alongside colleagues with newborns at home, those who have no children those who spent yesterday afternoon taking an aging parent to the doctor. Our various life stages and stations are each worthy of respect and…

The Mirage of the “Return to Work”

By Lisa Slayton, reprinted from The Wholeness Journey. As I work with leaders around the country, I am paying careful attention to both the words being used as well as the intent behind those words. “When we get back to work…” or “When we can get back to normal…” is a common refrain. These words and the thinking behind them are…

Don’t Fix People, Fix Relationships

By Demi Prentiss, reprinted from Living God’s Mission. I am a life-long, baptized member of the laity. I understand that to mean I have a ministry in my daily life, above and beyond whatever I might be doing for my faith community. All my life, I’ve felt called to be the church, at work wherever I find myself. I used to think…

What Legacy Will Your Work Leave Behind?

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. There is an unverified story about the origin of the Nobel Prize, created from the fortune of Alfred Nobel, whose wealth came from the invention and development of dynamite. Nobel never spoke publicly about his motivations, but many believe it was inspired by an earlier case of mistaken identity. In 1888, Nobel’s…

Showing Up

By Jim Grubs, reprinted from Minding the Gap. Last week I watched the final sports broadcast of Mark Rosen on WCCO television. It touched my heartstrings. Mark is the leading sportscaster in the Twin City area. He has broadcast the sports section of WCCO News for 50 years! Yes, five-zero years! Five days a week. Twelve months a year. Year…

Getting the Job Done without Compromising Faithfulness

By Darren Lim, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. Being a Christian in the workplace requires us to consider many perspectives. On the one hand we should always be striving to perform our jobs with excellence, while at the same time we need to consistently keep watch on how our actions, words and character reflect on our faith. In…

Advice to Your Younger Working Self

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. A few years ago, I was asked by the Gospel Coalition Australia to contribute a reflection on work to their website, and I decided to include a “Letter to Myself as a Young Worker”. To my surprise it was very popular, it seemed to hit a nerve. It occurred to me that…

The Danger of Nostalgia

By Jim Grubs, reprinted from Minding the Gap. I began my employment with Reell Precision Manufacturing at a time when the company was flourishing. We designed and produced excellent products; we had strong net profits; co-workers enjoyed benefits that typically exceeded industry standards; and the leadership was clear and intentional about its purpose. However, as is true with all organizations, we…

Review of Jordan Raynor’s Master of One

By Chris Robertson, reprinted from Made to Flourish. I’m sure you have heard the phrase “a jack-of-all-trades, master of none,” referring to an individual with knowledge of many jobs while lacking expertise in any of them. This quote came to mind as I read Jordan Raynor’s new book, Master Of One: Find and Focus On the Work You Were Created To…