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Our Weekly Devotional

Shortly after the release of his first three collections of Bible studies on faith and work (30 Moments Christians Face in the Workplace), Madetomatter's Senior Writer began to look for new ways to reach working Christians. In February, 2002, the first weekly devotional was released under the title "Marketplace Moments." Now approaching it's tenth year, the column's title was changed to Made to Matter on January 1, 2008. With over 500 devotionals written on topics important to workers in every walk of life, there's likely one written about the issues facing you right now, so we've placed them here, searchable, for readers to explore anew. Got a favorite? Write to let us know. Looking for something to send that friend whose suffered a loss, or who has had a serious setback at work? You might find a column that captures the essence of your feelings right here. From the deeply moving story of the WWII canteen in North Platte, Nebraska to the words and life-tales of some of history's best-known and least-known characters, there's something here for everyone.
 
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Thursday, May 26, 2016 • • General
In September, 2003, a terrible storm bore down on Washington, D.C. For the first time in the history of the Tomb of the Unknowns, soldiers guarding the burial site of these honored dead at Arlington National Cemetery were given permission to leave their posts for safety if Hurricane Isabel came. The guards response? ......................."Not a chance!"
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 • • General
Senior Writer and Workplace Chaplain Randy Kilgore is undergoing open-heart surgery, today, January 27, 2016. As close friends who consider the Kilgores part of our family, we are writing to you on their behalf to let you know of some urgent requests for prayers and financial support at this time.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 • Randy Kilgore • General
Like everything else in this journey of faith, trying harder never works; shouting louder never works; getting angry never works. If we're too human; too rebellious; too broken to fix ourselves, then we're certainly too "all" of the above to fix Creation. But...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 • Randy Kilgore • General
Love is the only thing that looks different.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 • Randy Kilgore • General
...while God accepts us where we are in our journey---including waiting for us during rebellious periods as the father waited the return of the Prodigal Son in Scripture---we often find it hard to accept ourselves---or others---because we see the pieces aren't all fitting together smoothly yet.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 • Randy Kilgore • General
Whether we're engaged in commerce or politics or diplomacy or even meaningful debate, it is we---the ambassadors of Christ---who must refuse to be seen as the faces and forces of hate, or to be heard as the voices of anger and envy.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Randy Kilgore • General
When Bono acknowledged Jesus in the lyrics he wrote for their hit song, he was (perhaps inadvertently) giving voice to a puzzling post-salvation angst that dogs many followers of Jesus. Salvation comes when we know Jesus as Savior, but to find the meaning, fulfillment and contentment our souls long for requires one more step...
Monday, February 09, 2015 • Randy Kilgore • General
"...non-Christians make the same mistake most of us as believers make at some point in our faith journey: We expect Christians to be different than non-Christians."
Friday, January 30, 2015 • Randy Kilgore • General
No one comes away from a meeting with Jesus unchanged...and that's good, because no one comes to God unless they're first changed by Jesus.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Randy Kilgore • Forgiveness
Our faith isn't measured by the absence of sin or mistakes in our lives; but rather by our desire to get back up, look back to Jesus, and continue the trek in this two-steps forward, one-step back journey to eternity.
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