When We Forget How God Determines Our Worth

When I started working at CPH in 2015, one of the first things I got to do was a strengths-finder personality test. Everyone in the marketing department had their top five strengths listed on little labels by their desks. Here were my top five:

As a Christian, Can I Have It All?

If I could “have it all” as a missionary, here’s what my life would look like . . .

Spiritual Warfare in the Mission Field

Serving as a missionary is a noble and exciting calling in service to God’s people. However, it isn’t uncommon for missionaries to suffer from heightened doubts, fear, and other spiritual attacks in their vocation. In this post, Erica Tape reminds us that God can work through difficult circumstances in our lives to point us to His provision and care.

From 9 to 5: Serving God at Work

What might be a milestone when it comes to your work? It could mean celebrating years of service or the completion of a major project. Perhaps it’s a promotion or, even better, the increased growth of a trusting relationship with a co-worker.

Do You Notice Hurting People?

Almost a decade ago, there was a movement that dealt with the rise in motorcycle accidents. It started with a simple billboard campaign, “Start Seeing Motorcycles.” Unlike some ads, this one worked. It got the attention of motorists, and many changed their driving behavior. I became more aware of bikers on the road. That was easy to do, since at the time I lived in Harley country.

Combating Work Burnout with God's Word

For the past year or so, many people have experienced burnout at their jobs. Whether you work in an office, at home, or in ministry, you’ve likely felt the pressure. Many people had to work longer hours and adjusted to working at home—and the combination of all these factors has led to a collective burnout.

Four Rs of an Ordinary Life

This post is adapted from Callings for Life: God’s Plan, Your Purpose written by Jeffrey Leininger.

Stop and think about your callings—do you know what they are? Discover four practical takeaways to apply your callings in all aspects of your life.

The Christian Vocation within the Culture

Faith is something Christians hold onto tightly. It is part of what makes us who we are, and it is a gift from God that makes our daily lives matter. Through our faith in Him, we are able to live a life that stands out no matter what culture we are born into. Read an excerpt about a Christian’s holy vocations within the culture from Faith That Sees through the Culture written by Alfonso Espinosa.

Our Callings through God’s Plan for Us

As a college senior, I feel an incredible amount of pressure to have my life figured out and to be living out what I was born to do. This is most likely the case for any college student or young adult who may be preparing to face the real world. Society leads us to believe that our lives must be perfect and full of purpose in order to have meaning. I blame social media for this, as that is the main platform people of my generation use to share their so-called perfect lives. Obsessing over what other people are doing in life leads to comparison, which can lead to believing that everyone else has their purpose in life figured out.

Vocation Starts at Home

Note: this article was written for the fall edition of Lutheran Life. It was written before COVID-19 was a worry for the world. As we are now in this new time of social distancing, working from home, and canceled events, consider how you live out your vocations under your own roof.

 

As you consider your vocations, it’s appropriate to start with where you live—right in your very living room. Take a moment to consider whom you live with. Perhaps a spouse, child, parent, or friend. What are practical ways you can love and serve those under the same roof?

Vocational work at home means recognizing the role you play in your family unit. Your very presence in this home holds the potential for you to carry out the good works God has prepared for you to do right here.

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