Work is a blessing, not a curse.Thank God it’s Monday! Bridge the Sunday gap to Monday.Bridge the Sacred and Secular divide.Work is a ministry, not just a job.Work as Worship – work is more than a paycheck.Receive blessings from God and be a blessing at work.Keep an empty seat for Jesus at work – a reminder to invite Jesus to intervene, integrate our faith at work.Take Jesus to work – don’t leave Jesus at home. Don’t lock Jesus outside of your office.Embrace and enjoy our work with God’s 5P blessings – His Presence, Power, Promises, Provisions, Pleasant surprises.

Credential Essential?


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Matthew 21:23 (KJV) “And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?”

COMMENTARY: Think of the final week of Jesus’ ministry. His exciting entry into Jerusalem. His couragous cleansing of the temple. His divine healing of the blind and the lame. In this passage, religious leaders challenge Jesus’ qualifications. Jesus did not have an official degree from their seminary and had no desire to play their trivial politics. He did not dress like them, walk like them or talk like them. He was, to put it mildly, different.

APPLICATION: Today’s business world delights in the snobbery of credentials. We relish in our college degrees, certifications, licenses, impressive resumes, titles. and LinkedIn profiles.  

Credentials can be very helpful and constructive, but far more important than man-made careers and credentials are God-given callings and gifts. If someone is called and gifted in a particular area, the fruitfulness of that calling and giftedness will be very obvious.

As a Christ follower, you have received the ultimate gift–eternal life in heaven–and you are called to share the Good News (2 Corinthians 5:17-20). It has nothing to do with having a degree from seminary or being clothed in a robe. When people in the workplace challenge your authority to share the Gospel, tell them it comes from the same God who gave Jesus authority over 2,000 years ago. Jesus didn’t allow bureaucratic bullies to put him into the bondage of inferiority, and neither should you. You are complete in Christ!

Joyfully yours,


For Further Exploration

For further exploration about Jeremiah 17:5, 7 (KJV),read Work Within a Balanced Life (Jeremiah 17) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.

The “J” Vaccine @ Work


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John 3:16 (KJV): “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

COMMENTARY: Today, “vaccine” is one of the most common words that we hear each day, in the news and at work, home, church, and elsewhere. Here in Connecticut, we rank among the top five states, based on the percentage of people who have been vaccinated for Covid-19. However, Connecticut ranks 44th in vaccinations for a much worse virus. Only about 13% of the state’s population has received the vaccine for this virus, leaving 87% dangerously exposed. To compound the problem, this virus is something that 100% of us have. We inherit it from our parents.

You could call it the “SN” virus–or Sin Nature Virus. And it’s nasty! In fact, the whole world is messed up because of it. Without a vaccine, every one of us is destined to spend eternity in hell. Ouch! That sounds harsh and shocking, but it’s true. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

You could call the vaccine for this Sin Nature Virus the “J” vaccine. Not the J&J vaccine, but the Jesus Vaccine. It wasn’t developed by a man-made lab. It isn’t manufactured by a man-made religion. It was conceived and made by God Himself. As the Scriptures declare, Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

APPLICATION: When you receive the Jesus Vaccine, your sins are forgiven. You receive the gift of eternal life in heaven and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Are you interested in taking this vaccine now? Click here.

Are you interested in how you can share the Good News about this Jesus Vaccine with co-workers, customers, suppliers and others in the workplace? Click here.

Personally, I received the Jesus Vaccine on Saturday, June 8, 1985 in the Jonathan Edwards Room at the Ramada Inn in East Windsor, Connecticut, and I’ve never regretted it. What’s your story? Please share it by reply email.

Joyfully yours,