• TGIM

    Prayer In The Workplace

    Simply defined, prayer is communion with God; it’s a dialogue not a monologue. It is addressing matters in the realms of the spirit so that they can be made manifest in the realms of the natural. It doesn’t have to be a structured program. It certainly shouldn’t be something you merely do to fulfill the requirements of salvation you have in your mind. The beauty of an omnipresent God is that you can talk to the Holy Spirit wherever you are regardless of who you’re with or what you’re doing. He’s an ever present Helper. Communication serves as a make or break factor in any relationship and it’s no different…

  • TGIM

    The Gratitude Challenge

    In the short time I’ve been on this earth I’ve seen this truth in action time and time again. If you approach a person or a situation looking for the negative, you will find it. If you approach a person or a situation looking for the positive, you will find it. Expectation is a powerful thing. It narrows down our focus and perception to the very core of what we consider important and of value. “At the core of every upset is an unmet expectation.” – Rev. Daniel Kamau Many of us treat our bosses, colleagues and workplaces the way we treat our significant others and our relationships – we…

  • TGIM

    Stewarding The Vision Of Another

    There are two types of visions we need to consider in the marketplace: Generic – these are human-made, human-driven and focus solely on achievement by human standards; however good the ideals may seem in the eyes of the world, as believers we cannot afford to settle for what the world has called good at the expense of what God considers good. Unfortunately, most businesses in the marketplace including a good number of Christian ones and those run by Christians subsist on generic visions. Organic – these originate from God, are Spirit-driven with the aim of bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God; however simplistic and outlandish these models may be,…

  • Leaders' Foundry

    Follow The Leader

    There is no such thing as a perfect leader. Every leader has their fair share of strengths and weaknesses. We live in a world that is driven by performance and rewards its presence while punishing its absence. This gives rise to a prevalent heart posture towards leadership: To the degree I think you’re a good leader, I will respect and follow you. Many have used this to justify their disdain and dishonor of those in authority in the workplace because it’s easier to tear apart the flaws of another than to admit one’s own shortcomings. It’s one thing for a non-believer to do that; but it’s telling that so many…

  • 7 Nations,  TGIM

    The Gate Of Sports

    While the term sports is used, this gate is inherently about physical activity and wellbeing. As Christians we can easily get so caught up discussing soul and spirit that we forget that we still have physical bodies that are a fundamental part of who we are. Physical bodies that we are supposed to wisely steward throughout the duration of our lives on earth.   How do we think about our bodies? When you look at yourself in the mirror what do you see? Can you look at yourself in the mirror? What do you believe about your body? Who/what shaped those beliefs? For a people whose image and likeness comes…