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These posts come from mailings to the KIROS community.

Does God Care About the Work I Do?

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- August 19, 2021 - Jason Rahman is a software engineer for a large tech company, and has been a part of the KIROS community. He wrote this testimony to…

Learning About Faith and Work from Esther

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- March 3, 2021 - Have you read the Biblical book of Esther recently? In my recent rereading of this remarkable story, I found eight things that are helpful for…

How Does Your Specific Work Matter To God?

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- January 26, 2021 - If you have been attending KIROS for a while, you know your work matters to God.  The Bible is filled with this topic, and we…

By the Waters

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- January 5, 2021 - I have been spending time in the Psalms lately.  They seem to say what I am feeling and thinking, particularly in this time when conversation…

Behold

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- December 22, 2020 - “Behold, I am making all things new.”  Revelation 21:5 In this future statement, foretold in Revelation, Jesus speaks of the time after his second coming…

Ride for the Brand

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- December 1, 2020 - "Ride for the brand" was written by Cowboy poet, Red Steagall. Madison Avenue made it famous. When a cowboy rides for the brand, it means that…

God Doesn’t Need Our Good Works, But Our Neighbor Does

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- October 27, 2020 - 503 years ago on October 31, 1517 a young priest named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the castle door in Wittenburg, Germany.  What…

My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter

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- October 14, 2020 - We don’t really know a lot of Jesus’s first career as a carpenter. We don’t even use the word “career” to describe what he did,…

Biblical Wisdom and Guidance for Today

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- September 30, 2020 - Abraham, the Father of the Faithful is one of the “cloud of witnesses” who are sources of encouragement in time of need. While we appreciate…

A God’s Eye View of Failure

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- September 16, 2020 - I’ve been thinking about failure a lot lately, mainly because I’ve experienced a lot of it this year. So many of my plans haven’t worked…

Full Time for All… Named, Designated, and Appointed

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- September 2, 2020 - Stan had a challenge.  He had worked hard at a local university to finish his EE degree while working part-time to keep his student loans…

Black Work Lives Matter

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- July 28, 2020 - As workplace disciples, we understand that God’s creative power has been extended to and through human beings, the bearers of God’s image. Consequently, people tend…

Showing Kindness

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- July 16, 2020 - One of the things that has always struck me is that, whatever our profession, we have so much power to make the world a little bit better.…

Godly Leadership

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- July 2, 2020 - Near the end of the life of one of the great biblical leaders, King David reflected on what Godly leadership looks like. Poetic in its…

Keeping Pace in a Frantic Period

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- June 19, 2020 - This is a tough period for many in business. Health risks combine with economic challenges to create an added burden of anxiety. What to do? Jesus, early…

Justice in the Workplace

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- June 9, 2020 - Our community has been deeply shaken by the horrific death of George Floyd in the hands of the police. The subsequent events have rocked the…

Reflections from the Young Professionals Chapter

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- May 9, 2020 - Jessica Zistatsis, who heads the KIROS Young Professionals Group, asked her team leaders to share what this time of Covid-19 means to them. Here are…

Reflections from a Young Professional

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- May 1, 2020 - For some, this crisis has created a season of action – pivoting business models, engaging with the community, etc. – and for others, this crisis…

Guidance During These Times

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- April 28, 2020 - How does your commitment to Christ keep you going through this Pandemic? A number of KIROS Board members shared a verse or a prayer that…

How Do You Respond When Others Seem To Get By and You Struggle?

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- April 24, 2020 - Have you ever been a bit discouraged in your commitment to live for Christ in your business life? Especially when you see others who are…

KIROS Working at Home in the Presence of God

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- April 21, 2020 - Last week, Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker spoke at the first KIROS online meeting, outlining some very practical ideas for bringing God into their new…

My Work to the Glory of God

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- April 17, 2020 - Since the beginning of time, work has been called good. Work is a holy calling and has always been a part of God’s heart. It…

Working “As Unto the Lord” in a Disrupted Time

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- April 14, 2020 - One of the things I appreciate most about KIROS is the diversity of vocation present in the community. We are often siloed in our vocations…

Good Friday

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- April 10, 2020 - On this Good Friday, we pause to remember this “most important day in human history,” as historian Jon Meacham stated so well. It was on…

Meeting Meet Face to Face

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- April 8, 2020 - In these days of communication by text, email, phone, Zoom, etc., every day in our work we are challenged to communicate in the best way…

KIROS Chair Testimony

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- March 24, 2020 - I was planning to be a panelist at KIROS Bellevue in March, before we cancelled the meeting due to the virus. Below is what I…

Helping Our Neighbor

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- March 20, 2020 - The prayer from Shannon Vandewarker, sent out earlier this week, suggested: In the midst of our interrupted lives may we pay attention to those you’re…

KIROS Vision

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- March 17, 2020 - During this period when we can’t meet at KIROS because of the pandemic (and we pray this period will be short), we need to find…