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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.

Sunday, November 20, 2005 • Randy Kilgore • General
Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me." And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will." And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping... ---Matthew 26:38-40a
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 • Randy Kilgore • General
Children tend to think everything in their lives is their fault, and when they hear anger---even the anger of adults debating around them--their little hearts start beating and their minds wonder if they've done something wrong to cause this anger.?????????? 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 • Randy Kilgore • General
Utterly alone, at the bottom of a fourteen-foot trench filled with water so thick with silt he literally couldn't see his hand in front of his face, William Walker laid 25,000 bags of concrete, slitting each bag open so the concrete could spread out as it set. He then used 115,000 concrete blocks and 900,000 bricks to shore up the national treasure we know as Winchester Cathedral.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 • Randy Kilgore • General
When we encounter Jesus Christ as Savior, we are called to live the rest of our earthly days in service to something, anything, EVERYthing bigger than self.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 • Randy Kilgore • General
We can do better than the pecking order of cattle. We can do better because God calls us not to be leaders but servants, not to be winners but witnesses, not to be takers but givers, not to be exploiters but care-givers.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 • • General
Knowing Jesus well must trump trying harder to be like Him. The Kingdom walk and work has never been about trying harder
Thursday, September 22, 2016 • • General
If only they'd waited just one more day...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 • Randy Kilgore • General
Years after a trial or crisis, we are often still prisoners of guilt, usually false guilt. When Jesus invites us to find rest for our souls, He not only gives it, but He makes us worthy of receiving it. Finding our way to the place where we can hear Him saying "Let not your hearts be troubled," is accomplished simply by knowing Him, and then growing to know Him more.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 • Randy Kilgore • General
May the loudest voices ringing in the ears of the hurting be the compassionate and humbly broken among us, in and outside of faith.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 • Randy Kilgore • General
Perseverance in the face of trials and/or suffering means trusting God enough to ask Him to calm us in our storms, instead of merely asking Him to calm the current storms. God never delights in suffering, but He does delight in our perseverance, and He promises to produce fruit for His Kingdom that honors that perseverance.
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