Natasha’s Study: Work Love Pray

Work Love Pray: Practical Wisdom for Professional Christian Women and Those Who Want to Understand Them

Why I picked up this book:

Work Love Pray book coverThis book was gifted to me when I attended a women’s leadership summit a few years ago. Since that time, I have been paying attention to the author, Diane Paddison’s work through her nonprofit, 4Word Women.

Who Should Read Work Love Pray:

This book will be an encouragement to any Christian who is also a working woman. It addresses and provides practical advice and considerations for the daily struggles we face in our professional and personal lives, in addition to our faith.

What’s in Store for You:

With a title that plays on the best seller, Eat, Pray, Love, Paddison begins by sharing the challenges of being a successful senior corporate executive and addresses the character building and work ethnic she learned from being raised on a family farm. She offers wisdom concerning singleness, marriage and divorce, raising children while working, and managing a household finances. There is also a wealth of recommended resources and tools throughout the book.

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Justice: Rescue Orphans

Jamie Rohrbaugh headshotPlease join me in welcoming Jamie Rohrbaugh to the blog today as she shares her heart about rescuing orphans:

Have you ever felt rejected? Have you felt like you don’t fit in anywhere, and that you have no one to love you? Have you ever felt like you’ve been forgotten?

I spent most of my young life being tortured by all of those horrible feelings. However, after I met Jesus at age 21, I came to know that I am a beloved child of my Papa God. I am a member of a spiritual family; a daughter, not a spiritual orphan.

However, there are many in this world today who have no way of receiving that same healing—because they ARE orphans. They have no parents, and no one to show them the love of Jesus.

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Humility: A Legacy of Greatness

HumilityWe have come to the end of our Humility: True Greatness book discussion, and hopefully the beginning of a new way of living and approaching God, life, and our relationships. As a conclusion, Chapter 12 invites us to consider the legacy of our life’s journey. In the same way alcoholics or abusers leave negative scars that can last a lifetime, humble people leave positive influences and a lasting legacy for those they encounter. When we consistently humble ourselves before the Lord, we are also choosing to live as agents of grace in the lives of others. God can and does change the hearts of people who continuously humble themselves before him. He can make a person great. He can give you and me legacies where our lives and work best honor Him who created us.

This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Isaiah 66:2b [NIV]

Do you want to live humbly before the Lord? Do you desire a life of true greatness? Do you want to leave a legacy that honors God?

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up (James 4:10).

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