What Is God’s Glory?

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by Mark Roberts Ezekiel 10:1-22 Then the LORD’s glory rose from above the winged creatures and moved toward the temple’s threshold. The temple was filled with the cloud, and the courtyard was filled with the brightness of the LORD’s glory. – Ezekiel 10:4 If you spend much time in church, you hear God’s glory mentioned all [Read More...]

Every Platform an Altar

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by Ann Voskamp He must become greater; I must become less. – John 3:30 Matthew 20:26 “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” When that plucky Jennifer Lawrence kid in her festooning white gown trips trying to get up on that platform to get her Oscar—the world falls in love a bit more for [Read More...]

Fracturedness and Our Need for Lent

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by Sam Van Eman I enjoy reading both online and offline. Subjects include advertising, small groups, Abraham Lincoln, fairy tales, “cool,” Old Testament history, augmented reality, furniture restoration and the contrasting perspectives of the NY Times and Fox News on President Obama. Can you say “variety”? In the past week, however, I’ve encountered a concentration of articles on busyness. Is [Read More...]

More Than Enough: Giving out of Abundance

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I’ve been to places in Africa where having a little extra money meant a mother had enough to buy meat and bread for her children. She didn’t have (or need) extra money to buy video games and toys, but an upgrade in the nutritional value of their food made a significant impact on her family’s [Read More...]

Talking with VeggieTales Founder Phil Vischer

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What does it mean when God gives a dream, and the dream comes true, and then it dies? And what if the dream envelopes a whole lot of people before it dies for them too? And why would a man who achieved early and spectacular business success stop using the word “dream”? [Read more...]

What Drives Your Dreams?

by Michele Corbett In the world of giving career advice, we tell people to follow their dreams – to create a vision, set goals around it, and just do it. We ask people about their passion, their interests, their deep down desires. Two of my favorite questions to ask are, “What keeps you up late [Read More...]

Attitude Adjustment

by Charles Johnson “Remember, students: P.M.A.! P.M.A.!” That was the mantra my 7th grade science teacher would recite ad infinitum throughout class each day. He was of the conviction that a “positive mental attitude” could help one be successful in any situation. His name was Mr. Smart (yes, really); who was I to argue? It is axiomatic [Read More...]

Does the L-Word Belong in Business?

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by J.B. Wood So I was standing in line at Starbucks, doing my usual coffee routine, and I saw one of the baristas, Carla, in the background taking orders for the drive-through. She’s talking on one of those hands-free headphone things, so I can only hear her side of the conversation: “Is that you, Barbara? How’s [Read More...]

Before You Click “Send” On Your Next Email

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I stopped counting how many times I’ve had the email etiquette conversation, both in regards to emails I’ve sent, and ones I’ve received. It’s something we’ve all experienced. So much so that we regularly chalk it up to the idea that, “something just gets lost in email conversation.” And it’s not only on email! We regularly [Read More...]

How to Live in This Economy

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by Ann Voskamp On a Monday during piano lessons, I just sit with the dead at the cemetery. Is there such a thing as a sustainable economy of the soul in this industrial world addicted to speed? Only a wind from the west moves through the granite stones. Leaves fall soundlessly, right to the ground [Read More...]


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