Category Archives for Faith

How to Pray: 8 Keys to Answered Prayer

Learning from the Lord’s Prayer There are lots of unanswered questions about prayer. But, perhaps the easiest question to answer about prayer is how to pray. Asking how to pray is a good place to start. Even Jesus’ disciples, His closest followers, asked Him to teach them to pray. In response, Jesus gave them what […]

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5 Simple Ways for Parents to Overcome Job Burnout

I was burned out on my job and it was affecting my parenting. I’d arrive home emotionally and physically exhausted. My four-year old daughter would ask me to play with her. I just wanted to eat, recline on the couch and watch TV. I needed to clear my mind from the stress of work. At […]

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4 Reasons to Say ‘No’ to a Job Promotion

I’m glad I knew when to say “no” to a job promotion. I was tempted to say “yes” as soon as my manager made the offer. The higher salary and more prestigious job title sounded great. But accepting a promotion is a decision that needs to be made carefully, weighing the pros and cons, and […]

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4 Simple Tips on How to Get a Promotion at Work [Video]

If you’re in your late 30s or 40s and struggling with how to get a promotion at work, you’re not alone. You may have met disappointment and frustration trying to move up the organizational ladder. You’re in what is commonly known as Generation X, stuck between Baby Boomers who aren’t ready to give up their […]

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How to Overcome Fear So You Can Live to Thrive [Video]

I’m often asked how to overcome fear. Fear is a common problem. It often stands in the way of reaching personal goals in the areas of faith, relationships and work. I’ve had times in my life where I wanted to trust God rather than my own wisdom. I gave in to fear, and took a […]

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4 Simple Ways Dads Can Grow Their Child’s Faith

Dads who invest in growing their child’s faith increase their child’s chances of having a thriving faith as adults. A thriving faith increases your child’s chances of being an adult with high life satisfaction, a happy marriage and good health. Children’s spiritual development is often left up to moms. If children attend church or have […]

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3 Simple Steps to Teach Your Child the Power of Generosity

Generosity doesn’t develop naturally. It’s learned. Who better to teach it than a child’s parents? If have a child, you know what it’s like to have your child defend their favorite toy from other kids by grabbing it and screaming, “Mine!” As a conscientious parent, you apologize and encourage your child to share. But children […]

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Put Your Kids’ Faith to Work with Summer Volunteering

As you’re planning your child’s summer break from school, you may be facing some challenges. Options for keeping kids entertained for the summer sometimes come at a cost. The cost may not be worth the investment. And, for your teenager, finding a summer job may be impossible. You might consider encouraging your child to volunteer. […]

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The Secret to Finding Purpose in Meaningless Work

Why do people who’ve earned millions–even billions–of dollars continue to work? Is there any meaning in that? What’s the purpose in working when a person has managed to accumulate unimaginable wealth? Some might do it for greed. Others for power. But these desires alone aren’t enough to motivate a person to work when they don’t […]

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7 Signs You’re Not Trustworthy

We all want to be trusted. But there are traits that can make a person untrustworthy. One of those traits is gossip. I’ve done this, and maybe you have too. You’ve shared a concern about another person with someone as a way to connect. “Hey, did you notice she’s been showing up late a lot, […]

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