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How to Stay Connected While Working [Alone] from Home

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Think about this work situation: The commute is a mere thirty feet to your destination. You have your own private garage to park in. The dress code is of your choosing—yoga pants, t-shirts, or even a robe and house slippers! Also, you can take lunch breaks anytime, anywhere, and for any length of your choosing. Sound like […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a Job

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Whether you are fresh out of school or transitioning from a long-term career, many adults face the challenge at some point in their lives of making a job change. This can certainly be a daunting task. However, by taking a few intentional steps of action, this undertaking can be an enjoyable and often enlightening venture […]

The “It” Factor

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When did you become acquainted with our friend, “It?”  For me, it was sometime during college. It tends to linger in our thoughts for days, months, perhaps years. Long lines of traffic are the perfect time to think about it. Other days, it may sneak up on you during family conversations around the table. Regardless of the setting, […]

Getting Back Up: A Look at Brokenness

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Do you remember the cartoon series The Coyote and Road Runner Show? It was always fun to watch the relentless chase between the two characters. Recently, some images from this cartoon came to my mind when I was thinking about a very difficult situation I endured several years ago. You may be wondering what’s the correlation between […]

Putting Anxiety to Rest: Part 2 “Coping with Anxiety in the Workplace”

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In Part 1 of this series, we learned that true anxiety is something that affects our thoughts and behavior in such a way that we are debilitated in our daily functioning. Normal job stress—meeting deadlines, talking with clients, being prepared, balancing your workload—is considered typical workplace unease. But, if anxiety-related concerns impede on your ability to […]

Finding Joy in the Storms of Life

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Dark and stormy nights don’t just happen in fiction novels. Challenges of life seem to creep up on us with surprise just like a mid-summer storm—many times with frightening sounds and overwhelming waves that can paralyze us with fear and hopelessness. The great news is that God is faithful to provide His hand of protection […]

Moving Forward as You Wait—Part 2

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In Part 1 of this series, we looked at several life events that cause us distressful waiting periods for something to happen. Each event can either bring a great amount of worry and agitation, or joy in knowing God is working out the timing for our good. In which camp do you most often reside? […]

Moving Forward as You Wait—Part 1

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Everyone is waiting for something. Regardless of where you are in life—at home tending to young children, or climbing the ladder of success in your career—we’re all wondering when that next something is going to come about. What is it you’re anticipating the chance to see or hear at this very moment, and the delay […]

Finding Meaningful Work

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Out of work? Struggling in your current job? There’s hope for you! It is possible to find enjoyable, fulfilling work. Dave Ramsey, financial business leader writes: “No matter what shape the economy is in, it’s important to be in a career you love. If you are just working a J-O-B, then you’re going to be unhappy.” […]

Easing Others’ Pain

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Can you imagine working at one job for over twenty years? I’ve not had that experience, but my friend, Jamie has. Everything was rocking along for him just as it had been for the twenty-plus year’s prior—until new management came along. Suddenly, Jamie’s position was eliminated! Change in philosophy. Change in organizational structure. Change in company priorities. […]