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Joshua and Caleb: Unwavering Trust in God’s Plan

Caleb: Unwavering Trust in God’s Plan Have you ever spent years walking toward what God has promised you, only to be stopped in your tracks by fear the you came face to face with those promises? In the midst of fear, trust in God’s plan may seem impossible. Reading or hearing stories of God’s faithfulness…

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Shiphrah and Puah: Living in the Fear of God

Do you believe God can use your vocation to make a difference? The story of Shiphrah and Puah found in Exodus, chapter 1, shows God working His divine purposes through these two Hebrew midwives. When the Israelites first came to Egypt, the king was friendly to them and welcomed them because they were the family of…

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Daniel: A Story of Courageous Prayer

Imagine you are thrown into a den of lions with no weapons. Hope of escape or rescue fades as the entrance is sealed behind you. What could you have done to deserve this punishment? The biblical character Daniel faced this very punishment for his commitment to follow the law of God. This law required prayer…

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A Statewide Call to Prayer and Fasting for Minnesota

A Statewide Call to Prayer and Fasting for Minnesota on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 “… if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their…

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Business as Transformation: How to witness at work without words

How To Witness at Work Without Words

The Connecting Faith and Work podcast is a place to bring practical wisdom to you from those making an impact for God’s kingdom in the marketplace. Two recent episodes feature guest Devin Dickel from Open USA talking about Business for Transformation and how you can be a witness for Jesus Christ in the marketplace each…

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2019 Podcast Round-Up: Connecting Faith and Work Podcast

2019 Podcast Round-up: Connecting Faith and Work

The Connecting Faith and Work podcast has been going strong for over one year now, and the thing that makes it great is the inspiring stories our special guests share. As we wrap this year up, here are a few of the most popular episodes from the podcast in 2019. Listen, be encouraged and motivated,…

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Striving to Abide

Are you inclined to strive or to abide in your life? In a recent episode of the Connecting Faith and Work podcast, host Bob Willbanks presents a concept he has been thinking through in recent months: striving to abide. Striving to abide. What do we mean by that? In this podcast episode, and the blog…

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7 Ways to Overcome Feeling Lost in Life

Have you ever felt lost in your life? Feeling lost is a desolate experience. But take heart, you are not alone. On the Connecting Faith and Work podcast, host Bob Willbanks shares seven ways to overcome feeling lost based on a story his dad shares about flight training in the Navy. Bob noticed many parallels…

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Principles: How To Build A Strong Foundation

In the last blog post about the letters of the EQUIPPING acronym we discussed the first “I” which stands for Identity. Today we are looking at the first “P” which represents Principles. The order of these letters in key. Until we engage in a relationship with God, answered the big questions we encounter in life,…

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How to Prioritize Sabbath Rest

What comes to mind when you think about taking a Sabbath rest? Do you have a Sabbath practice you currently observe? Are you working so hard and so much that you only rest when your mind and body crash on you?How often do you really, truly, take time to rest? Gods’ Sabbath Design In the…

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