The Straight Path

Have you ever come face to face with the profound question; now what am I going to do?  I am not talking about the day-to-day application of this question where you might decide you are hungry, or interested in going out for the night.  I am talking about the moment when this question hits you square in the gut as a result of a major life change.  It happened to me several months ago, and despite my professed trust in God, I found myself searching for an answer.  Lord, what am I going to do now?My story began to unfold several months before I actually faced the reality of this question.  I had previously stepped into the role of Chief Strategy Officer at the company where I had spent most of my professional career. ​ READ MORE...

A Heart of Humility

The workplace can often be a tough arena to actively share your Christian faith. As the themes of tolerance, acceptance and equality continue to expand in our culture, the principles of the Bible are often seen as too rigid.  On top of that, Christians are often seen as judgmental and hypocritical. For today’s followers of Jesus, these conditions can influence the way we live out our faith.  This is especially true when it comes to serving as a leader in the workplace. How can someone who desires to serve Jesus boldly also perform as a workplace leader in a way that glorifies the God?  One place to begin is to adopt the mindset of humility as a core principle in how you lead. Humility is at the heart of the Christian faith but it also has an impact on the success of a leader. ​ READ MORE...

How Your Work Can Shape Your Faith
I love the story in the Bible about the launch of Jesus’ ministry and how He goes about selecting the early disciples.  The book of Matthew recounts the selection process in chapter 4, verses 18-22.  In one case, with Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew, Jesus interrupted them at work with a bold invitation.  “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 NASB).  Can you imagine being at work and a stranger comes along with an invitation to follow Him?  Jesus changed the course of their lives by altering the way they thought about their profession.  Why fish for fish; let’s fish for people! READ MORE...

The Worship of Work
The first time I heard the concept of work being worship I thought it was a little strange.  Personally, I had a number of days where I worked long hours going from meeting to meeting, jumping on conference calls and solving problems without taking a single minute to pray.  There were other days where I got up before the crack of dawn to rush to the airport and spend the day visiting stores without taking any time to read my Bible.  Honestly, there were times I thought work was the exact opposite of worship and in some cases an interruption to real worship.  How can I worship God when work can be so consuming?  If you have ever felt the same, then let me encourage you that it’s possible.  The apostle Paul and Jesus both teach on the topic and they say it’s possible!​ READ MORE...