Work Life

You want your work life to be a source of meaning and value. But work stress, challenging coworkers, and other workplace issues can get in the way of the career you dream of. Whether your boss is a source of inspiration and encouragement or not, you can find expert advice and practical ideas on how to make your time at work more interesting, inspiring, and productive.


unexpected job loss

What to Do When You’re Unexpectedly Unemployed

These tips will help you in the moments and days immediately after an unexpected job loss.


labor day

5 Things to Remember This Labor Day

Do you work like you're grateful for your job?

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Milton Caniff, with two of his most famous creations, Steve Canyon (left) and Terry

Guideposts Classics: Milton Caniff on the Meaning of Success

In this story from June 1963, the man behind such classic comic strips as Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon pays homage to the man who was his mentor.

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Sarcasm is not great for friendship.  Photo from 123RF(r).

Teens and Sarcasm

Sarcasm is a great way to drive away friends. Here's how to avoid it.

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And away we go! Peggy's three dogs on a walk.

All Tangled Up

Walking three dogs and managing three leashes opens up a chance to trust God. 

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Peggy's pillow cases tell the story.

Enter into God’s Rest

Sometimes, all we need is a little rest, but everything seems to conspire against it. 

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little boy in front of school buses

The Boy I Could Never Forget

In all my years of driving a school bus, one kid stood out—Charlie with his big gray eyes.  

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Michelle Mahnke poses with a platter of her Christmas Cut-Out Cookies.

A Very Vegas Christmas

She was 22 and far from home. How would the holiday spirit ever find her there?

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An artist's rendering of a family gathered at a candlelight service

A Glowing Reunion

The four of them looked like a complete family. Was there was a place for her anymore?

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Why you should ask for help and follow instructions

The Beauty of Asking for Help

Unless you pay attention to God's guidance, you can get really lost.


Colleagues enjoy a communal lunch.

Lunch Bunch

These coworkers became more like family by cooking for each other once a week.

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Fix your eyes on Jesus, Michelle Medlock Adams, Guideposts

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

I prayed five simple words–I work for you, God–and felt a weight lift from my heart.

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Paula's cross of woven palm fronds, on a background of purple velvet

An Unexpectedly Joyful Holiday

She thought she was stuck at her job on Easter, but she really was blessed.

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Bobby Simma sits at a piano with several copies of sheet music

The Keys to Success

He had a knack for knowing a good instrument when he saw one.

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