The Flame: Newsletter

Each month, the Flame Newsletter provides weekly reflections, insights through testimony, and stories on living a life of faith in the workplace. It is filled with firsthand, practical stories about and from our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

January: Finding God’s Purpose at Work

January’s issue explores “Finding God’s Purpose at Work”. A Challenge Weekend inspires a lawyer to keep on working. Reflections share about supporting each other in tough times, others find meaning and purpose in a distinctive work culture, taking advantage of new opportunities, and learning to make every encounter count.  

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December: Radiating Christ

December 2021 examines the theme Radiating Christ. When a young family member suddenly becomes paralyzed, sisters realize God has been preparing them for decades to care for her. A contributor shares the power of presence and prayers in disasters, another tells the impact of a translator’s love and compassion during chemotherapy, a transportation manager learns a lesson when a determined driver comes to his aid, and another shares how coworkers band together to bring out the best during the COVID crisis.

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November: Fostering a Culture of Generosity

In the November 2021 issue we examine Fostering a Culture of Generosity. An owner of an agency specializing in insights and strategy reveals his pride in his team for remaining close throughout the pandemic and how God guided him to release control rather than micromanage his team. A contributor shares how during a time of unemployment, she followed the encouragement of the Holy Spirit to be more generous with her time, talent, and treasure.

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October: Serving Others

In the October 2021 issue we examine Serving Others. Helping with his son’s condo conversion, one writer shares how at the start of the project he experienced frustration with store inventory and staff. When he prayed to see the employees through the Lord’s eyes, his whole attitude adjusted to one of patience and acceptance. A doula finds that when caring for new mothers and their babies it helps to keep her heart and mind open for the Lord to show her the way. A Sunday afternoon encounter with a sweet soul in a park gave one overworked couple just the refreshment they needed. Addressing technology issues with an elderly client, a mental health therapist discovered that comfort can come in unexpected ways. 

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September: Humility at Work

In the September 2021 issue, we examine Humility at Work. Living the axiom that it’s better to give than to receive, a company owner describes how his firm embraced a tradition of empowering team members with donations to give to others. One writer shares how she responded to the call to be a caregiver to help friends and their families cope during times of serious illness. A former teacher describes how she placed her trust in the Lord by following her chosen career path and how she landed a job in her field despite daunting odds. We also visit the gift of the Beatitudes in the way Christ preached them versus a self-centered interpretation that often plays out in a fallen world.

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August: Overcoming Jealousy & Envy

In the August 2021 issue, we examine Overcoming Envy and Jealousy. One writer shares how she learned the value of turning away from envy to celebrating other’s wins and accomplishments. Another contributor describes how his relationship with Christ led him to exchange past pain for God’s peace. A new manager shares a confrontation with jealousy in the workplace and how prayer helped her to engage her coworker and develop a friendship. And a Minnesota judge shares that prior to every case, he prays for both the accused and the victim and calls upon the Holy Spirit to guide his listening and decision-making.  

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July: Do the Right Thing

In the July 2021 issue, we examine Do the Right Thing. One contributor provides tips on how to humanize office relationships amid a growing rise in technology. Another contributor shares how she was moved by the Spirit to help out a young family in need and witnessed them flourish over the years. Another contributor describes her good fortune to have worked for an organization that embraced “Do the Right Thing” as a core value. Discouraged by an overcharge from a tech giant, a contributor shares his experience in finding a surprise advocate willing to help resolve it.

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June: The Fruit of the Spirit

In the June 2021 issue, we examine The Fruit of the Spirit. One contributor shares how she followed the Lord’s lead on two separate occasions when she was called by a friend and invited to work for their organization. A health coach with her own health challenges discovered new gifts from the Lord by listening to the concerns of others. Take a Fruit of the Holy Spirit assessment to help you determine how the Holy Spirit is working in your life.

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May: Influencing Workplace Culture

In the May 2021 issue, we examine Influencing Workplace Culture. One contributor shares how a a misunderstanding between two teachers over school supplies ultimately brought them together. Another describes how prayer time on Zoom had become routine until they stood to pray and completely changed their perspective. Another writer shares how a company-wide newsletter helps to build a community of trust and relationships.

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April: Having Hope

In the April 2021 issue, we examine Having Hope. One contributor shares how a curmudgeonly boss nudged her to excellence. Another describes how he was asked to mentor a new sales rep and how their relationship led to the rep following Jesus. Another writer shares how a shy and humble teen from a military family was encouraged to share his unique experiences in an onstage competition–and won! 

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