Bringing All of You to Work

Bringing All of You to Work

Ed. note: This piece is co-authored by Ron Young.  Have you ever known someone who had a meteoric rise up the corporate ladder, but seemed to lose himself along the way?  Sadly, there are many who fit that bill.  Quite possibly, you may even see yourself this way.  How did it happen?  Was the career…

Surrogate Gods, Surrogate Parents

Surrogate Gods, Surrogate Parents

It is a gross understatement to say that we live in very trying times.  Our country is at war, our economy is a mess, atheists are one of the fastest growing groups in our country and our families are under siege.  My intent is not to depress you, but get your attention on the reality…

Becoming a Light for Christ…at Work

Becoming a Light for Christ…at Work

“You are the salt of the earth.  You are the light of the world.  A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.  Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” -Matthew 5:13-14 and 16. Most of us spend the majority of our…

The Fortress

The Fortress

When I imagine a fortress, it invokes thoughts of strength, security and protection. The image is comforting, particularly when used in relation to one’s faith. I was speaking with someone I met recently about my faith and learned that he, too, was Catholic. After hearing my story, he explained to me the role faith played…

A Journey in Prayer

A Journey in Prayer

Before I began my RCIA classes in the Fall of 2006, I studied the Catholic faith in earnest.  I tend to intellectualize everything and my first thoughts were to learn everything I could about our faith.  I quickly realized there was more to our wonderful Faith than knowledge, history and tradition!  I then began to…

Christ Inspired, Secular Challenged

Christ Inspired, Secular Challenged

Do you find it challenging to live a balanced Christian life that unites faith, family and work?  Does your Christ-inspired faith sometimes get deflated throughout the course of everyday life?  Many of us feel overwhelmed by the obstacles we face from an increasingly agnostic media, religious-indifferent work environments, and declining family-focused values. This constant battle…

Time To Think

Time To Think

As busy professionals with compounding responsibilities, isn’t it becoming more and more difficult to find time just to … think? Commiserating with colleagues and friends, we share how our work days are filled with an almost obsessed focus on getting as much work done as possible, countless meetings and squeezing every bit of air out…

Thoughtful Leadership

Thoughtful Leadership

In today’s professional landscape, the term “thought leadership” can be interpreted any number of ways. You see the phrase included in a company’s laundry list of expertise areas, or voiced throughout the course of a strategy meeting. Some business executives embrace the concept more than others, and many bring it to life in a way…