Faith in Work

Living at Peace; Romans 12:18 at Work

By Jennifer Mazzola / September 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Living at Peace; Romans 12:18 at Work

Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.   A question we have all asked is “when is enough enough?”   When do I need to/when can I let go of someone? When is it okay to give up?   Or maybe it’s the other…

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Leading by Faith

By Jennifer Mazzola / August 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Leading by Faith

“We encourage you, brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not living right, cheer up those who are discouraged, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (GW)   How do we live out our faith in the work place?   Faith is often a very private matter, especially in our…

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Work Trauma

By ABBA Admin / July 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Work Trauma

The majority of my education and training in pastoral counseling focused on major issues within the family system and systemic oppression.  Cycles of abuse, neglect, childhood formation, gender roles, physical trauma, and so many other GIGANTIC issues that impact our psyche and leave us spending most of our adulthood either perpetuating these dysfunctions, rebounding through…

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Work Grief

By Jennifer Mazzola / July 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Work Grief

  “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand.” Psalm 10:14 We were recently interviewing a panel of Austin business men.  They were sharing stories about leadership, their faith, and their experiences as their roles shifted and changed throughout their career.  One of them mentioned…

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The Significance of Work

By ABBA Admin / June 15, 2020 / Comments Off on The Significance of Work

At ABBA we want to connect people with purpose. First off I would like to put this talk into the context of purpose specifically as it relates to work. “Purpose” is a very broad topic, and this is merely one facet of what we mean when we describe what it looks like to connect people…

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Decisions During a Storm

By Rich Carney / June 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Decisions During a Storm

This past month, I have interviewed more than 30 senior leaders: pastors, CEO’s, Owners and Nonprofit leader.  Everyone is looking for answers but as the song goes: in all the wrong places.  There are so many conflicting messages from the media and government that it’s easy to become confused and disoriented.   So where can…

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A Work of Love in Progress

By Rich Carney / May 25, 2020 / Comments Off on A Work of Love in Progress

“I love you.” We all say it but God means it. Simply put, in one of the greatest acts of love, God made man in His own image, an image meant to reflect God’s glory back to Him. Man walked in harmony with God. But when man chose self-will over divine will, man sinned and…

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False Responsibilities

By ABBA Admin / May 18, 2020 / Comments Off on False Responsibilities

  On the birthday of humanity, God creates male and female. Then we read, “God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the…

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Peace in the Pandemic

By Jennifer Mazzola / May 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Peace in the Pandemic

What comes to mind when you think of the word ” peace ?” As I was preparing to write these thoughts I looked up synonyms for both “peace” and “panic.” Here’s what I found: Synonyms of Peace: tranquility, calm, calmness, stillness, silence, restfulness, Synonyms of Panic: be alarmed, be scared, be nervous, be afraid, overreact, become panic-stricken,…

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