How to Handle Difficult Coworkers at Work

It’s hard to be in an environment where everyone is out for themselves. When you are surrounded by people who are driven by their own comfort, security, or promotion, you don’t feel safe. You feel like you can’t trust anybody. And more often than not, you close yourself up so you feel protected. Forget about…

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Take Hold of Your Schedule Now

We’re one month into the New Year and my schedule for January got really full really fast. It seems like the moment January 2nd dawned, I was off to the races. I had to prepare for and facilitate several meetings on top of my normal work responsibilities, and there have been several significant, unexpected situations…

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How to Show Outrageous Gratitude & Love at Work

Let’s be honest, Thanksgiving with family can sometimes be hard. And in a lot of ways, the workplace can be very similar to a Thanksgiving experience – a place filled with imperfect people who have differing opinions and beliefs all united by one common mission. The only difference is that they share a conference table…

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Prayer – Our Most Powerful Tool in Today’s Unrest

The first two weeks of the Trump administration have been full of fireworks. Regardless of your personal beliefs or policy preferences, it is clear that we are experiencing a heavy and difficult collective tension across our nation. However, I think these times put into focus a battle that is always raging. We are just usually…

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Are You Thankful For Your Trials Right Now?

Just before Thanksgiving, I was visiting with a dear friend over coffee. Our conversation naturally went to the things that we’re thankful for. Both of us have been through trials in our lives and can look back and say in hindsight, “I’m thankful for that because now I can see how God has used that…

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To Every Season…

The holiday season is not easy to escape. We barely finish the Thanksgiving turkey before it’s time to shop for Christmas on black Friday. In a season that’s meant to represent pausing and giving, we seem to rush forward and consume more. Work can feel the same way. How many times do we get caught…

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Hard Love: Getting Perspective on Trials at Work and Home

“Play the fun music, Daddy!” The “fun music” is Hard Love, the album by NeedtoBreathe. My kids (five and three) are obsessed with it. It’s on all the time. I wasn’t exactly in the best mood that evening. It had been another day with an unexpected setback at work, another unexpected issue to navigate, more…

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Lessons Learned from Walmart’s Don Soderquist

  On July 21st Northwest Arkansas and the world lost a great leader, Don Soderquist. Last week, over 1,000 friends, coworkers and family members crowded into Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers, Ark. and many Walmart associates viewed the service via simulcast to hear his four wonderful grown children share stories of his life and his…

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Does Love Matter at Work?

The world can feel overwhelming at times. We feel it everywhere, whether it’s on the news, social media, in our homes or even our workplaces. In my opinion, there’s no better time to love others than now – and the best person ever to show us how to love is Jesus. “Teacher, which is the…

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