The Flame: Newsletter

Every month, the Flame Newsletter provides weekly reflections, insights through testimonies, stories and reflections 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. It also provides updates, news and future events happening at WorkLIght.

January: Honoring God in Our Work

In the January 2021 issue, we examine Honoring God in Our Work. One contributor describes his experience of how WorkLight helped him live his faith in the workplace and learn the importance of making time for others. Another shares how as an owner selling a segment of his business it was important that all parties benefit, and that pointing out a calculation that resulted in less profit for his firm led to a just outcome. An HR consultant shares how the challenges of 2020 led to a new component of his work that focuses on stress resiliency and the importance of fellowship with God.

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December: Navigating Gray Areas

The December 2020 issue of The Flame examines Navigating the Gray Areas. A former plant manager shares his experience of inviting a fired employee and his wife to pray with him for future job prospects and how it brought them peace. Another contributor shares his experience on a painting crew of young men led in daily prayer by the owner who modeled loyalty, respect, and responsibility for his young workers.

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November: Choosing Hope

In the November 2020 issue, we examine Choosing Hope. One contributor describes how his company went from having a banner year to losing contracts and how trusting in the Holy Spirit led the entire team in a new and fruitful direction. Another shares how a father called a psychiatric practice looking for assistance in motivating his adult son to get a job and learned that although parents can’t fix their adult children there’s hope in praying for them.

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October: Fostering Patience

The October 2020 issue of The Flame examines Fostering Patience. A contributor shares how the process of explaining her role to a new boss led the boss to become an advocate and when it came time for a new job. Another contributor shares how the power of friendship helped to increase his awareness of the fears and concerns of his coworkers. 

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September: A Culture of Respect

The September 2020 issue of The Flame examines A Culture of Respect. A contributor shares her story about working with a man who was homeless and struggled with mental illness and substance abuse and how treating him with respect and compassion helped improve his situation. Another contributor describes how a hospital administrator led by example by showing love and respect to everyone on his team.

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August: Building Relationships with Coworkers

The August 2020 issue of The Flame examines Building Relationships with Coworkers. A couple share their harrowing story of surviving COVID-19 and how it brought them closer to God. Another contributor describes how a coworker shared a Scripture passage at just the right time and confirmed that God had heard her prayers.

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July: God Moves Mountains

The July 2020 Issue of The Flame examines Living in the Present Moment. One writer shares how the pandemic provided opportunities for some business owners to step back, reflect and reassess in a way that would not have been feasible prior to the pandemic. A nurse describes how when she gave up her job to relocate with her new husband, she was surprised to find another way to live her vocation by mentoring nursing students. Another shares how his successful business encountered significant legal problems and he was able–through the grace of God and others–to make a course correction and become a witness to others.

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June: Quiet Intercession

In the June 2020 issue of The Flame we examines The Holy Spirit at Work. One writer shares how the pandemic left her to pray for students and their families in a specific way. Another writer shares how the Holy Spirit helped provide an opportunity for an adult student and a tutor to support each other.

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May: Seeing Things Differently

In the May 2020 issue of The Flame we examine Working Through a Pandemic. We reached out to writers to share their experiences of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it has had on their lives. An emergency room nurse shares her experience on the front lines as she works to bring peace to her team. Others share their experiences of the challenges and graces they encountered while working from home.

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April: Given and Forgiven

The April 2020 issue of The Flame examines the Gift of Mercy. A social worker shares how she benefited when a coworker treated her with mercy when she struggled to learn a new process. We also highlight one of our Annual Conference presenters who encourages mercy regularly in his job as a police sergeant who once focused on the capture of sex traffickers and now works with the homeless population. Another describes the challenges and rewards of caring for elderly parents.

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