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The Legacy of Work

The Legacy of Work

  In short, work — and lots of it — is an indispensable component in a meaningful human life. It is a supreme gift from God and one of the main things that gives our lives purpose. But it must play its proper role, subservient to God. It must regularly give way not just to

In a Crisis, Trust and Act

When you face a crisis, seek counsel from someone who has faced a similar challenge. Ask friends to pray. Look for resources. Reach out to a support group. Most importantly, make a plan. Management guru Jim Collins has some good words here. He and Morten T. Hansen studied leadership in turbulent times. They looked at more than twenty thousand companies, sifting

Just Do It! Make a Difference!

To some, “Just Do It” is a catchy phrase for a sports apparel company. To Robert Griffin III, that phrase has more meaning and purpose. When it was announced that Robert Griffin III was the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, Baylor fans erupted in cheers of great joy. The man known as “RG3” is the first Heisman winner in Baylor history.

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What Is Your Dream?

Editor’s Note: Pastor Matthew Barnett of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, CA, the first of 150 Dream Centers launched around the world, shares true stories and testimonies of people whose lives hit rock bottom in the new book God’s Dream for You. Through the guidance and direction at the Dream Center, millions have learned about the

Using Our Skills For God

Every skilled person to whom the Lord has given skill and ability… [is] to do the work just as the Lord has commanded. — Exodus 36:1 We sometimes forget that during most of His life Jesus was a carpenter, working with His hands among His neighbors in the town of Nazareth. “Isn’t this the carpenter?”

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Discipline

“I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline.” –Vincent Lombardi  Discipline can mean different things to different people. To Lombardi,  it meant hard work and sacrifice. Hard work isn’t just the number of hours invested or the blisters and bruises

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