Back To Work? Navigating a Gap in Employment

Returning to work after having been out of the workforce for a period of time can be daunting. Whether it’s been due to taking time off to care for children, elderly parents, an extended illness, or perhaps the job search has taken longer than expected, gaps in employment will trigger questions that employers will want answered. “Please explain the gap …

Don’t Leave Your Spiritual Gifts Unopened

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If someone gave you a gift, wouldn’t you want to open it? I am ashamed to admit that I have found gift cards in drawers unused an embarrassing amount of time after first receiving them. By not opening or using the gits, I expressed my lack of appreciation for them.  There can be no joy in experiencing a gift without …

Writing Your Life Purpose Statement

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Be 42% More Fruitful According to a report in the Huffington Post, you are more likely to achieve your dreams and goals if you put them in writing: “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, recently studied the art and science of goal setting. “She gathered two hundred and sixty-seven people together — men and women …

The Power of Choice: Does It Really Matter?

In Deuteronomy 30:19, God, speaking through his servant Moses, addresses the dilemma Israel was in due to poor decisions they had made. Moses communicates that God would restore all that had been scattered, that God had set before them death and life, blessings and curses. God then emphasized that they “choose life” so that they and their children may live. …

Your Resume Should Be A STAR!

Many people think that a resume needs to match up as closely as possible with the requirements to a posted job description. That is sensible to a certain degree, but I’ve seen people agonize over word-smithing their resume to match up to that job description while missing the most important purpose a resume provides: allowing a hiring manager to see …

Work Life Balance with Clyde Christensen: Coach of Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, and now Tom Brady

I grew up the middle of three daughters born to a football coach. My childhood was a lot like training camp. My sisters and I would be gathered to practice good, firm handshakes or how to the answer the phone properly. I remember spending summer vacations practicing how we would turn down drugs when we got older (I was currently …