The inspiration for #workisministry.com came to me as I was taking my mid-morning stretch break at my office in Houston. As I walked across the pedestrian bridge connecting our two office buildings, the idea hit me:
Create a blog site to inspire and encourage Christians working in the secular world to be salt and light to those around them by honoring God in all facets of their work.
Indeed, we can witness to the Lord at our workplace by the way we present ourselves and conduct our business, even considering the restrictions placed upon us by society and most HR departments! That, my friends, defines my mission and this ministry. I believe God gave me this inspiration and I intend to honor Him with every word and every post.
Married with two grown children, my family and I live in Houston, Texas. My day job is in corporate risk management. I am a risk management professional with a Houston-based Fortune 100 company, and as such I enjoy partnering with my coworkers and colleagues to help navigate the enterprise through the risk management landscape. To be sure, no two days are the same; I love that about my chosen field. Travel is still a thrill for me, and I’m privileged to include a reasonable amount of domestic and international travel as part of my work. In addition to my day job, I drive part-time for Uber and Lyft, thanks to the government’s flooding of our home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Whether at my desk or behind the wheel, I truly enjoy my work. I am blessed to be able to do what I do each day.
First and foremost, I am a follower of Jesus Christ. My wife and I worship at Grace Presbyterian Church in west Houston. I enjoy singing in the Chancel Choir and look forward to getting further involved in Grace’s ministries.
Following Christ includes an obligation to tell others about Him while seeking to live a life that exemplifies to the world the norms, values and direction He gives His people through Scripture. My hope and prayer is that the content on this site serves as a constant reminder to me while also fulfilling my mission to inspire and encourage fellow believers working in the secular world. I truly believe that our work is our God-given ministry. In fact, God tells us through the Apostle Paul,
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. ~ Colossians 3:23
Thank you for joining me on this journey. I look forward to seeing where God takes this ministry, and I welcome your constructive comments, feedback, and suggestions.
Soli DEO Gloria!
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