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all our lives
Posted by marvin williams on February 2nd, 2014 | one response
In the early 1500s, Martin Luther said faith in Jesus justifies us. But he also stated that faith should permeate all areas of our lives, including business dealings. Two and a half centuries later, a young man named John... read more »
Posted by Regina Franklin on December 27th, 2013 | 5 responses
More than “another day, another dollar,” work for the believer is an opportunity to live out our God-given talents. At the same time, our jobs can be a significant source of stress. As we’re responding to different... read more »
Posted by marvin williams on November 27th, 2013 | 3 responses
In the movie Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye talked very honestly with God about His economics: “You made many, many poor people. I realize, of course, that it’s no shame to be poor. But it’s no great honor either! So what... read more »
groaning or grumbling?
Posted by Mike Wittmer on November 24th, 2013 | 4 responses
Ravi and Prakash received layoff notices from their employer, an insurance company that was being downsized by its new owner. “Once again the little man gets squeezed,” sighed Prakash; “Is this the thanks I get for 15... read more »
thief of time
Posted by jennifer benson schuldt on November 17th, 2013 | one response
Maneesh Sethi hired a woman to sit at his computer and watch him as he worked. Armed with a list of his tasks, her job was to slap him if he tried to put off working by checking Facebook or scanning other websites. Later, he... read more »
you choose Q: what advice would you give to a single person who’s feeling lonely at church?
Posted by an odj community member on November 12th, 2013 | one response
Q: What advice would you give a person who is the only single person in her entire church and is feeling left out and lonely? —Lisa A: A single person is popularly defined as “one who is above 30 and unmarried.” I... read more »
you choose Q: why does my business continue to fail even as I pray to God for help?
Posted by an odj community member on October 8th, 2013 | 4 responses
Q: Why is my business continuing to slide down even though we have been praying for God’s hand upon us? How can I continue to motivate my Christian colleagues who are demoralized? —Teck A: “Keep on asking, and... read more »
people or God?
Posted by Regina Franklin on September 21st, 2013 | 2 responses
In every realm and relationship I want people to think well of me. I’m tempted to please people, especially when they give me affirmation. I can often tell if I’ve met a person’s expectations by the look on his face or... read more »
Posted by Mike Wittmer on January 25th, 2013 | 8 responses
The first thing you notice are the nets. They stretch tautly between buildings, hung to catch workers who might attempt to leap to their deaths. This is Foxconn, the behemoth factory in Shenzhen, China, where throngs of... read more »
you choose Q: How do you manage staff who want you to fail?
Posted by an odj community member on January 2nd, 2013 | one response
Q: How do you handle staff—who claim to be believers in Jesus—as a manager and a Christian when they think success of the organization is only for the manager and they rejoice when plans fail? —Adah A: As a manager... read more »