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Employment Challenges and a Closer Walk with Christ

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 […]

Employment Challenges and a Closer Walk with Christ

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 […]

What to tell the girls about motherhood and career…

Recently, I was invited to speak at the Atlanta Catholic Business Conference sponsored by The Integrated Catholic Life, EWTN, Belmont Abbey College and the Aquinas Center of Theology. It was a blessing to be among such faith-filled working Catholic laity, living in the truth by integrating their faith and all areas of their lives, including their work. I spoke about […]

Four Meaningful Ways We Can Help Job Seekers

With official unemployment hovering around 8% (the real percentage is probably much higher), it is likely that we all know friends and family affected by this tough economy.  It may be difficult to admit, but at some point we run out of helpful advice.  We may even start to avoid these wonderful people who need our assistance because we feel […]

The Virtue of Business

Many years ago, I discovered that business is fun. Of course, my dad contributed to this way of thinking. As missionaries in Nigeria, my parents discovered that relatively simple tasks could be maddeningly complicated. Just one example: it took over 45 minutes to purchase a stamp at the local post office. That’s why, as a Presbyterian minister, he later went […]

Finding Strength in Surrender

Surrender, giving control of our lives to Christ, is an enormous obstacle to living out our faith in the workplace, or anyplace for that matter. Surrendering to Christ and putting his will before my own for the first time more than six years ago was the very moment I felt stronger than at any other time in my life. By […]

10 Ways for Men to Increase Work & Family Balance

My wife got run off the road today. Some guy was in a big hurry and didn’t like the fact that Kathi had slowed down to merge onto the highway behind a school bus full of children. So he accelerated from behind her car, and drove up beside her, forcing her onto the berm. After almost causing multiple accidents, he […]

Four Ways Job Seekers Should Expect More From Us

I had an epiphany recently related to people in career transition.  I have been counseling people in transition for many years and have written several articles on job search strategy.  My epiphany (or firm grasp of the obvious?), is that I rarely read or hear anything about how to effectively help people looking for a new job.  The interview coaching, […]

Six Practical Ideas for Integrating our Catholic Faith with 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 1/3rd of the total day, with the other 2/3rds devoted to sleeping, family, friends, faith, etc.  In the practice of our faith, do we consider the workplace as an opportunity to […]