Chasing the Dream

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By Pamela Garcia Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. (Colossians 3:23) Each one of us likely shares a different attitude about work. In my childhood family, we were constantly indoctrinated with the mantra: work hard, be successful. My dad modeled that by […]

Give It To God!

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By Jason Ahrens “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  (Luke 11:9-10) I was […]

Employing Emotional Intelligence

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By Tracy Scriba Many of us are overloaded at work—burdened by the number of emails, meetings, and the sheer workload. This can make us move faster and take less time to connect with our colleagues. We send an email rather than talking on the phone or face-to-face. We jump right to business in a conversation. […]

Hiring Returning Citizens

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By Mike Dykstra For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven… (Colossians 1:19-20) Heading into the county jail to visit a team member that worked for our company, I was thinking that business school […]

More to the Story

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By Jack McCall Steve’s story is a witness to the transformative power of the Holy Spirit, prayer, and the support and brotherhood of men in his San Jose Chapter of Christians in Commerce (CIC). It is only one of many stories that has evolved from the CIC ministry since 1983. Fighting for Worldly Success Steve […]

From Death to New Life

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By Rich Preuss What does Easter have to do with a business blog? Christmas has all sorts of easy things to consider that connect so well with business: gifts, Christmas spirit, parties. Easter doesn’t have those associations. Easter is about death and resurrection. Be Better One of the four core values of my company is […]

Change is Constant

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By Rick Slager Heraclitus, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, once said, “Change is the one constant in life.” It can be difficult to imagine any constant in our lives other than change. Despite this, many of us fear change. As David F.K. Mpanga states in Embrace Change, It Is the Only Constant: “Some people fear change […]

Why Faith is Not Private

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By Bill Dalgetty The idea that faith should be separated from most of the rest of our lives appears to have become conventional wisdom over the last 50 years. We hear the phrase, “separation of church and state” and apply it to other venues in our lives such as the workplace and the public square. […]