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Answers from within
I grew up in a business household. My grandparents and parents ran a retail store that was located on the street floor of our home in the center of a small town in Germany. As a child I remember many times when the adults sat at the dinner table and conversation centered around how to deal with the ups and downs of the economy. I heard stories about when there had been some especially tough challenges. Runaway hyperinflation when money, having lost most of its value, had to be transported in wheelbarrows, and many people, including my grandparents, lost everything. Rebuilding times after the devastation of two world wars had required formidable efforts.
How comforting is God’s promise in the Bible: “I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten” (Joel 2:25). Whether it’s the day-to-day efforts to maintain a healthy balance sheet, or coping with overwhelming competitive forces or collapsing, out-of-control markets—for those needing to bring new growth and vitality to their businesses—there is powerful divine help.
Turning wholeheartedly to God brought revitalization to the businesses of authors who tell their stories in this week’s Sentinel. They prayed to understand better that God does the healing of the business (“Prayer and our ‘blessing business,’ ” p. 10); worked to do God’s will (“Learning to fish,” p. 8); discovered that God, good, moves the business forward (“Good is not seasonal,” p. 12); and came to the conclusion that “revitalizing business is not so much the dampening of outside influences as it is taking stock in the spiritual assets” (“Getting down to business,” p. 6). For anyone looking for new vitality the answers lie within.
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Carole Westman-DaDurka, Adora A. Robinson, Tami Moulton, Tad Baker
Answers from within
Maike Byrd, Staff Editor
Call on faith
Getting down to business
Learning to fish
Frank von Holzhausen
Prayer and our 'blessing business'
Betsie Ellington Tegtmeyer
Good is not seasonal
Rise up in thought and heart
Don't put happiness on hold
A spiritual lesson in traffic court
'Don't I know you?'
A cool healing
No room for food fear
Tireless prayer for endurance athletes
God–shepherding all of us
Face and shoulder healed after a fall
Recovery of strength
Grandson healed of cough and appendicitis
Simple answers, seismic solutions