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John Piper: How Do I Fight Pride When Competing in School, Business, and Sports?

We all want to be the best.

Whether that is in a professional setting, or maybe just playing sports around our community. We want to give it our all and our best to honor God and the gifts and talents He has given us. 

How do we do that without stepping into the obsessive comparison and ultra-competitiveness that pride can bring?

Take a listen as John Piper delivers this message and tackles this balance through his Ask Pastor John podcast on 

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Playing God and Other Ethical Issues in Missionary Medicine

There is little in the medical literature about applying the basic tenets of medical ethics in resource limited situations common in mission hospitals. For example, healthcare professionals are taught not to attempt medical or surgical interventions they have not be trained to do. That prohibition will be quickly violated when you are the only option for the patient. With real life stories and practical suggestions, this talk prepares future missionaries to serve well and ethically overseas.

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"What if the bravest thing you can do as a parent, is trust God with your children?"

The Lord may be calling you and your family to a more dangerous area, a new vocation, a far away land where the people need believers are you willing and ready to go ?

In a "Christianity Today" article the author talks about the ins and outs of entrusting your children to the Lord... daily. The author (Rachel) and her husband moved to Africa fifteen years ago where they took a job and indeed brought their children with them. This article is so helpful in instilling the importance of faith and trust into our children. To actually practice what we preach and, "live outside of the camp," where things are more than likely scary and unfamiliar. 

The couple were inspired by the words of John Piper years ago when he said, " What is the greatest good you can do for your children?”

We believed strongly that “moving toward need” was one of the greatest goods we could do for them.


Continue reading this article and try and revel in the glory of the frame work God has created and continues to grow within your children. Raise them up in truth and love , and  like most things, leave the rest to the all mighty God

Comment below with situations in which you had to 'let go and let God' in the lives of your children-


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Prepping for an interview? "" provides helpful tips!

Whether you are interviewing for your dream job or have a desire to brush up on your interview skills, helps to work alongside your strengths in ways to best represent yourself whilst job hunting. Like many of the usual interview tips, the site suggests looking up the 'basics' about who you are interviewing for, and then going beyond this.. Always have questions for the person interviewing you to show that you are invested, willing to  learn, and want to refine your skills. 

Another helpful tool is recording yourself answering a series of 'practice questions' to ensure that you are prepared while also not sounding too robotic, and rehearsed. Some FAQ's include: "Tell me about yourself,"and "what are your greatest strength/ weaknesses ?" While you never want to lie to your future employer, you may want to reflect specifically on your better qualities. Open with your experience, not the chronological story of your life, this is not what the interview is all about. Your key points to touch on should be what you are good at, and what sets you apart from other candidates. 

While the interview process may be a competitive one, don't let the enemy use this season to speak untruths towards you. Instead look at what you have to offer, be yourself, and above all, glorify the Lord. With the help of these tips provided on the site below, and an ample amount of preparadness and prayer, get ready to crush your interview !

Comment below with any personal tips you would give to someone that have helped you in your interview process/ job hunting journey. 


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New Series on You Version- Monday Matters: "Find God in Your Workplace"

'Called to Business' has just introduced a new series on YouVersion called - " Monday Matters: Find God in Your Workplace." This new devotion has much  to teach us as believers including  the importance of that pesky day after Sunday... Monday

The day that comes after church, after dinner, that beloved Monday morning. We as believers and marketplace workers should seek to validate what Mondays and work in general teach us. 

“We encourage and equip Christians to be effective at work.”

A motto Mark Bilton, the founder of Called to Business truly values. "We provide resources, mentors,training sessions, and more to enable Christians in the marketplace to realize their God given potential." Another incredible feature within the series , are sessions given to  'follow up' in a sense with the devotion for the day. Each session is around 20 minutes long and are relevant in showing God's people how to be better workers for His kingdom. 

" These lessons have been mined from real world commercial experience. Author Mark Bilton has walked with God and seen Him open doors that have taken him from the shop floor to the boardroom; from sales assistant to CEO."

Be sure to add this  new series to your 'my plans' today on the You Version/ Bible app! 


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