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Every Day’s a Bad Day!

Every Day’s a Bad Day!

  “It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.” Ecclesiastes 1:13 What do you do with bad days? How do you refocus when relationships with clients or co-workers are hard? What if family struggles are ruling your mind...

How to Take a Sabbatical

How to Take a Sabbatical

  This thoughtful article by Jeff Haanen helps to unpack a seldom discussed and crucial aspect of the 2nd Half – What to do in the transition to retirement and how to wisely employ the idea of a sabbatical. Worth the effort of a careful read! ...

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men”. Matthew 4:19 Pray For YBL and WBL Leadership Pray for YBL & WBL Leadership, Rob, Drew, Sharon, and Chris: Pray for balance as we pray, plan, organize and spend time out of the office with events,...

Sibling Rivalry, Soup, and the Hallelujah Chorus

Sibling Rivalry, Soup, and the Hallelujah Chorus

By Chris Jones, YBL Small Group Coordinator Rebekah his wife conceived. The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.  And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your...

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'" Luke 4:8 Pray For YBL and WBL Leadership Pray for Rob, Sharon, Drew, and Chris, that each would grow deeper in their love and worship of the Lord this week....

The Meaningful Work of a Gardener

The Meaningful Work of a Gardener

By Drew Narmour, YBL Director, Jackson, MS So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule...

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

For God gave us a spirit, not of fear, but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 Pray For YBL and WBL Leadership Pray for Rob, Sharon, Drew, and Chris, that each would be encouraged through the Holy Spirit and be aware of the power, love, and self-control...

A God-Centered Motivation for Good Work

A God-Centered Motivation for Good Work

By Rob Genin What is our motivation for work? There are many possibilities. We might work to feed our families or to grow professionally and gain new opportunities for other work. We might work to buy luxuries or (ironically) work so we don’t have to work. It could be...

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Wait for the Lord;be strong, and let your heart take courage;wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:14 Pray For YBL and WBL Directors Pray for YBL and WBL Directors Rob, Drew, Sharon, and Small Group Coordinator, Chris: Pray for continued stamina through the spring semester and...

How to Pray in a Busy World

How to Pray in a Busy World

Recently, I’ve found myself so busy that when I lay down in bed at night, I realize I have not prayed all day! Maybe you also have a busy schedule, but instead of relying on the power of the Holy Spirit, you trust in your own strength to carry you through the day....

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,    and give thanks to his holy name.For his anger is but for a moment,    and his favor is for a lifetime.Weeping may tarry for the night,    but joy comes with the morning.You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;   ...

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Mandatum is the Latin word for “command” or “mandate”, and the day is called Maundy Thursday because on the night before his death Jesus gave his disciples a new command. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also...

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Pray 4 YBL and WBL

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. – Colossians 3:2-4 Pray For YBL and WBL...

An Alternative to Self-Promotion

An Alternative to Self-Promotion

By Rob Genin Most everyone wants to advance in their career or business. How is the question. Modern advice is to promote yourself like a brand or product. Here is an example: “How people perceive you at work has always been vital to a successful career. Now with the...

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