Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Your Mission Field At Work > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Your Mission Field At Work

One point many Christian Working Moms who have been interviewed have made is that they are a shining light in their work place. Whether or not you can speak openly about your faith at work, your co-workers are watching. Are they seeing Jesus in you? Do they see you handle ethical issues in a different manner than other co-workers? Do they see a peace in you amidst all of the stress of the job? Do they see your priorities are in order? Although, we are to be workers worthy of our hire we are first and foremost followers of Christ. Do your co-workers see you participating in the office gossip or do they see you leaving when those discussions come up? Do your co-workers see you building up or tearing down? Do they see compassion in you that is often woefully missing in this get ahead world we live in?

I know as a Christian Working Mom often it is very difficult to get time alone with God. Are you taking your work struggles to him? Are you asking for his direction in a difficult situation? Are you praying for your co-workers to come to know Him? Are you praying that your co-workers who are Christians to grow in their knowledge of Him?

I hope these questions make you think. They are convicting to me, when I read over them. Just in the last few months, I have been more attuned to God's leading in my therapy sessions. Often I will sense God is leading me in a certain direction that I would not go on my own. When I follow his lead, I often see many changes in my clients that would not happen with just my knowledge. I strongly believe God gives us wisdom and the knowledge to do our jobs. I also believe there are many times we need to ask God for wisdom and direction in the everyday tasks in our jobs. May everything we do glorify God.

My prayer is you will be a shining light in your workplace. "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16

© 2004 Kimberly Chastain
About the Author
Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping Christian women make the most of their lives. She is the author of the on-line course, "I Can't Say No" and Pearls of Encouragement for Christian Working Moms, a free e-book. If you suffer from "I Can't Say 'No" Syndrome, visit Kimberly's site today for the details on an exciting email course that's sure to set you free! http://www.christianworkingmom.com/online.htm.
The Text Information Box above MUST be included for reprint privileges. You may reprint this article in it's entirety with the attached text box.

In The News:


New York Times

Unknown Unknowns: Three Inquiries Into Religion
New York Times
As he explains in his lucid and thoughtful book THE MEANING OF BELIEF: Religion From an Atheist's Point of View (Harvard University, $24.95), he is more troubled by some of his fellow atheists — specifically, those who campaign against religion as an ...


Scientific American (blog)

The US Is Retreating from Religion
Scientific American (blog)
Since 1990, the fraction of Americans with no religious affiliation has nearly tripled, from about 8 percent to 22 percent. Over the next 20 years, this trend will accelerate: by 2020, there will be more of these "Nones" than Catholics, and by 2035 ...


MarketWatch

Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
MarketWatch
Interest in spirituality has been booming in recent years while interest in religion plummets, especially among millennials. The majority of Americans now believe it is not necessary to believe in God to have good morals, a study from Pew Research ...


Toledo Blade

Religion offerings: 10-21
Toledo Blade
The Rev. Tim Clark, senior pastor at Harvest Christian Center, is celebrating 35 years of preaching and ministry this year. The Dallas native began ministering in his hometown in 1982, as a youth pastor at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. He later served ...
ReligionTimes Herald-Record
Faith Community NotesFredericksburg.com
Church CalendarCitizentribune
Sharonherald -Waco Tribune-Herald
all 79 news articles »

Wisconsin Public Radio News

UW-Madison Launches New Center On Religion
Wisconsin Public Radio News
Twelve students are part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's new Center for Religion and Global Citizenry. This center comes after the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions closed last year due to a lack of funding. Ulrich ...


Religion Almanac: Oct. 21
Bradenton Herald
Offering Erev Shabbat Services every Friday night at 7:30 p.m., Shabbat morning services at 10 a.m. followed by Torah study, Sunday Religious/Hebrew School, adult Hebrew classes, Jewish holiday celebrations, events and activities. Welcoming to all.


Aljazeera.com

Turkey: Religious officials to perform civil marriages | News | Al ...
Aljazeera.com
The Turkish parliament has passed a law allowing muftis - religious civil servants - to perform civil marriages in the same capacity as other officials authorised to ...

and more »

Mason City Globe Gazette

North Iowa faith and religion news for Oct. 21
Mason City Globe Gazette
CLEAR LAKE | The third annual United in Praise Concert of Churches will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the sanctuary at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 508 Second Ave. N. There is elevator access on the north side. Musicians from area churches, ...

and more »

The Times

Milestone for the world's youngest religion
The Times
Two hundred years ago a man was born in Tehran who became a passionate promoter of the unity of God, of religion and of mankind. He took his message far beyond Persia, was persecuted and exiled, and in doing so became the founder of the world's ...
Religion notes — 10.21.17Times Record
Baha'is Prepare for Bicentennial in 2017White Mountain Independent
Baha'i Faith celebrating religion's 200th anniversaryScottsbluff Star Herald

all 76 news articles »

Religion News Service

'Peace Cross' is unconstitutional, court rules
Religion News Service
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday (Oct. 18) that the so-called Peace Cross violates the establishment clause of the Constitution with “excessive religious entanglement.” “The Latin cross is the core symbol of Christianity,” the ...
Towering cross-shaped monument on public land is unconstitutional, court rulesWashington Post

all 72 news articles »
Google News

Finding Christian Love Online

Finding Christian singles online.One of the many types of singles... Read More

The Kabbalah Kraze!

I remember hearing a minister years ago as he quoted... Read More

The Green Cross

"We desperately need to recognize that we are the guests... Read More

Amos And Social Justice Part 2

Amos was summoned by God to warn the Northern Kingdom... Read More

Churchless Christianity: A Move of God?

There's another "move of God" that's sweeping the nations. Have... Read More

Discipled by the Kingdom of Heaven -- Becoming a KingdomScribe!

Jesus tells a story - a powerful story - that... Read More

We Are From Jesus Christ

Most people wonder at one time or another where do... Read More

Freedom of Religion

True freedom of religion must include an individuals right to... Read More

Fundamental Church Failures

Every great human movement toward freedom, whether commercial, political or... Read More

For Sale - God

A few days ago, I was watching TV, and I... Read More

Choosing the Christian Path

- 147.5 million Americans claim affiliation with a religious group-... Read More

Why Churches Die: Denying The Gift Of Healing The Sick

Recently a question was posted on a Christian forum asking... Read More

The 7 Seal Judgements

These next 3 articles are going to be extremely HARD... Read More

Rudraksha Beads - For Health, Wealth & Spirituality

The Tears of Lord Shiva that are Rudraksha, are the... Read More

Better Worship - 12 Marks of an Effective Music Ministry

Small BeginningsMy first experience in music ministry happened fairly soon... Read More

Do We Really Need God?

The human being is endowed with ability. We have the... Read More

Are You Doing the Good Part?

Just compare yourself to these two sisters.Even though they were... Read More

Do You Have a Name For Me?

MAN: Good afternoon Professor Knowledge. Let me cut to the... Read More

Smith Wigglesworth on the Power of the Word

You have all heard me talk about Smith Wigglesworth. He... Read More

Not Just Hearing the Word

Welcome to the website: All about Jesus, I hope you... Read More

The Gospel Of Convenience

The subject of this document is so unpleasing to the... Read More

The Reign of Insanity

I know you want to kill me, and I wish... Read More

Fall of a Nation

Jeremiah 51:6-51:18 Babylon is Fallen. Is the United States, Spiritual... Read More

Theres No Time Like the Present

Today certainly is a present and we are to rejoice... Read More

Does Society Need a St. Bernard?

You all know the big dogs that carry rum to... Read More