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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.

Monday, August 5, 2013 • • General
Our non-Christian seatmate took quite the opposite view, and he seemed genuinely offended at the optimism just expressed. Picking up his newspaper, he moved through the national news and then the business sections and finally even to the local section pointing to story after story after story that argued against the "better-world� theory. Then he dropped his voice and whispered to us quietly, "I frankly think your God is losing!"
Monday, June 17, 2013 • Randy Kilgore • Staying focused
Back in February, we wrote on how to find Jesus' "easy" yoke. Here's how to hold on to it when you find it. Flee leadership, guilt and ego.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Randy Kilgore • Self-control
Jesus walked the earth during times of great national and international turmoil, and then he picked a team of regular men and women to build His Kingdom when He returned to heaven to advocate for us at the Father's right hand. Those regular men and women of faith changed the world in one generation. How? By looking and sounding and acting like the Prince of Peace.
Monday, April 15, 2013 • • General
Words from Mister Rogers for our children; and resources for those trying to reach loved ones here in Boston.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 • Randy Kilgore • Salvation
When Jesus went to the Cross, your name was written on His heart.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 • • General
We must know so much about God that He shapes our culture; otherwise, members of that culture will create myths to explain the God-sized hole in their hearts.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • • Obedience
It's a difficult moment when our children first discover we're not perfect.
Friday, January 11, 2013 • Randy Kilgore • Evangelism
Who could imagine the mountains God was building in a dusty tent in that 1915 desert?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 • Randy Kilgore • General
Let your mood determine the order you read these Christmas tales. Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 • Randy Kilgore • Strength in Despair
While angels weep for Sandy Hook, God and the rest of heaven has already embraced heaven's newest souls. When the little ones reached heaven, they found God waiting, having raced to greet them.
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