The Uber Missionary

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By Steve Becker Bob calls himself an Uber Missionary. As long as I’ve known him, he has been a professional photographer. In July 2015, in addition to this long-standing career, he added a new “vineyard” to labor in. He became an Uber driver. “How I was to serve the Father in this new field had […]

More Blessing, Less Criticism

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By Steve Becker John was having a particular difficult time finding what he wanted at Fleet Farm, until he met Kathy. She was eager to help him and give him the time he needed, including checking the warehouse stock, getting the item, and helping him put it in the cart. Besides telling Kathy how much […]

Job Crafting

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Our vocation is for this time and place. Our work life is to be not just a job or career but an integral part of our Father’s creative and sanctifying work. It takes grace and ingenuity to take the job we currently have and recreate it. One example comes from a Yale study on job […]

Drive Like Jesus Would

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Most of us have a commute to work; some longer and more challenging than others. How we drive to work can say a lot about our view of the world, our fellow citizens, and even our coworkers. It might even have a big impact on the day we – and those around us – might […]

Putting Humility to Work

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The atmosphere of our workplaces can be very competitive and success-oriented. It’s emphasis on achievement, recognition, and position makes us vulnerable to self-absorption, self-assertion, and self-exaltation. Focus on self is an addiction in our society. No greater preoccupation threatens the light of Christ shining through his disciples. Fourteen hundred years ago, St. Benedict developed a 12-step […]

God Works in Advertising, Too

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People still remember the award-winning Andersen Windows commercial 25 years later. Only two knew the real story, though—until now. Some Background It was the early nineties and our account with Andersen Windows had experienced tremendous growth during the mid-eighties. Part of this success could be attributed to their expansion to television with their first national advertising […]