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Employment Challenges and a Closer Walk with Christ

"Christ the Consolator" (detail) by Carl Bloch

A post for Labor Day… I have had the good fortune during my career to meet countless men and women in the business world.  They come from all parts of the country and cover most professions.  Prominent among these good people are those who are unemployed, underemployed or unhappy with their jobs.  Each of these represents a type of crisis […]

Employment Challenges and a Closer Walk with Christ

"Christ the Consolator" (detail) by Carl Bloch

I have had the good fortune during my career to meet countless men and women in the business world.  They come from all parts of the country and cover most professions.  Prominent among these good people are those who are unemployed, underemployed or unhappy with their jobs.  Each of these represents a type of crisis which can have a devastating […]

Six Practical Ideas for Integrating our Catholic Faith with Work

How do we integrate our faith with our work? If you think about it, most of us will likely spend the majority of our adult (awake) lives in the workplace. A typical eight-hour work day accounts for a third of the total day, with the other two-thirds devoted to sleeping, family, friends, faith, and so on. In the practice of […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Bible Trivia

What virtue should rush into our minds when think of Job? Ans: _________________ Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons below […]

He Had a Great Career

A familiar tale, perhaps? The sun shone brightly that September morning as the brothers stood next to the grave of their late father.  Just a few minutes before, the grave had been surrounded by family and their father’s business friends and their ears filled with the kind words of Father Benton, their parish priest.  These words of praise for their […]

The Dilemma of the Would-be Job Seeker

Have you recently received a call from a recruiter about a new opportunity that got you thinking?  Perhaps you’re feeling underappreciated by your boss.  Are there few opportunities for professional growth at your company?  Is it experiencing financial challenges that have impacted your income and benefits?  Have the leaders failed to inspire you because of a lack of vision?  Maybe […]

Land Mines

I am an observer.  People fascinate me and I enjoy listening to their stories, challenges and triumphs.  As the Managing Partner of a national executive search firm, I have interviewed and spoken with thousands of individuals in career transition over the last 10 years.  These interactions, along with my other experiences in executive search, have helped me develop a firm […]

The Upside of a Job Search in a Down Economy

When faced with an opportunity to fundamentally change your life, will you take it?  Many of us want to answer this question with a resounding “yes,” but may think that reality is not attainable. Not necessarily so.  Consider the possibility that the current recession may be providing the catalyst for meaningful lessons and positive life changes to people all around […]

The Dangers of the Prosperity Gospel

A few weeks ago, I came across an article in the Atlantic Monthly magazine, which bore the extraordinary title “Did Christianity Cause the Crash?” I realize that much of the mainstream media is ready to blame Christianity for almost every societal ill, but this seemed a bit much. As I read through the article, it became plain that the culprit, […]

Our Work Should Lead Us to God

I was reviewing past reflections from In Conversation With God this morning and came across another gem from Francis Fernandez.  As always I am humbled by his wisdom and the way he shares Christ’s teaching with us and how applicable his writing is to our mission at The Integrated  Catholic Life.  From Fernandez: Our work should lead us to God.  […]