Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

THE DELIGHT OF SACRIFICE

I was reviewing some very old notes and found this written by J. Oswald Sanders. Once “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit,” we deliberately begin to identify ourselves with Jesus Christ’s interests and purposes in others’ lives...

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LABOR DAY IS EVERY DAY!

This post was contributed by a worker in North Africa. It’s Labor Day today, at least in the USA. In essence, it is a holiday or day of festivities, held in honor of working people.  Ironically, we celebrate “work” by taking a break from work! Whether employed in a...

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THANK YOU GOD FOR CHERYL

You know, whoever said, “timing is everything” was right on. Chuck Noland (played by Tom Hanks), in the movie “Cast-Away” understood that. He thought he had his life planned out perfectly, “no worries,” great job, giving his girl an engagement ring … that was just...

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THE YOKE OF LIFE

This post was submitted by an OPEN investor Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:29-30). I am a city girl; the only time in my life I...

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I AM A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD!

The enemy says I have nothing to offerThe enemy says I am too weakThe enemy says why even botherThe enemy says I have nothing God seeksThe enemy says why try no one caresThe enemy says you’re all aloneThe enemy says there is too much to fear The enemy says:I am too...

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IN HIM, FOR HIM

The human body. God has created each one of us to be unique—to be special. A friend who’s going through cancer pointed out to me the miracle of the human body. Our bodies, he pointed out have trillions of cells in them.  And that 50-70 billion new cells are being...

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STANDING FAST

There’s a story, I don’t know if it’s true or not, of 4 men climbing the most difficult face of the Matterhorn. A guide, a tourist, a second guide and a second tourist were all roped together. As they went over a particularly difficult place, the lower tourist lost...

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START WITH WHO

This post is submitted by a B4T worker in the Arab world. In his book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek lays out a central problem of companies and organizations: they start with the wrong question. Asking “what” or “how” before “why” can lead you to do so many things that...

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SAFE OR RADICAL?

Around the turn of the century—the 20th Century, 120 years ago—a band of brave missionaries bought one-way tickets to the mission field. Instead of suitcases, they packed their belongings into coffins. As they sailed away, they waved goodbye to everyone they loved and...

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THE VALUE OF NETWORKING

This post is contributed by a B4Ter in the Arab world ‘I well remember,’ Hudson wrote a few years later, ‘how I used to wish for money and a fine horse and house when I was in the Bank. Then my whole heart was set on this world’s pleasures, and I longed to go hunting...

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T4T: Thought for Today

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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