An Unlikely Mentor


by Christine A. Scheller I don’t live the kind of life that includes friends whose obituaries are featured inThe New York Times. And yet, there I was one December morning riding the DC Metro, scrolling through my daily headline news email, when I was stopped short by a friend’s obituary. Ours was an unlikely pairing on the [Read More...]

Disabling Autopilot, Engaging Creativity


One morning on the way to work, I let my mind drift during the drive. When I arrived at the office, I thought to myself, Man, that drive went by fast. I tried to recall something about the journey that would have caused it go faster than usual. But I couldn’t remember a thing! Actually, the whole [Read More...]

Feeling Beat Up at Work? Give Yourself a Pep Talk!


by J.B. Wood A friend confided that, lately, he goes home from work every day feeling like a failure. He is in charge of a sales organization that has been slipping ever since he took over a few months ago. The pressure from upper management is tremendous. It seems like everything is stacked against him – [Read More...]

Growth? What Growth?


by Jonathan Dodson The word “grow” is used for all kinds of things. We talk about growing our gardens, growing our savings, growing our leadership, the growth of our children, the growth of our business or ministry, and even our own spiritual growth. The Importance of Growth Spiritual growth also is a pervasive theme in the Bible. [Read More...]

Creative Catalysts Help Create Beauty in Our Workplaces


by Makoto Fujimura Over twenty years ago, when I founded International Arts Movement (IAM), I wanted to help nurture a cultural movement toward the integration of faith, art and culture. Initially, I set out to create a connection with artists, musicians, and other artists. I was seeking the highest standard of excellence, with a high level of inquiry toward theological [Read More...]

Thriving Through Stress: Discovering Your Inner Genius


by Darcy Wiley It was ten in the morning, and he was supposed to be at the office, but the garage door quaked open and his truck rolled in nonetheless. Soon he stood in front of me in his nicest dress shirt, the one he had chosen earlier that morning for the boss’ yearly visit to [Read More...]