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General Business / Faith / Sinikka Waugh November 10, 2020

Your Workday Persona

Aligning Your Values With Work

Over the years, I’ve encountered many people who seem to have different personas – a “work” persona and a “life” persona. And I suppose that many of us do find ourselves in different roles, perhaps leader at work, friend at the gym, or maybe friend at church and student in yoga class, parent, child, sibling – you get the idea. And I am not saying that there’s not...

Change / Faith / Sinikka Waugh November 3, 2020

The Process of Grief

It's Hard For People

Grief is one of those uncomfortable topics that most of us would rather avoid. It’s unpleasant, and it brings up feelings of loss, sadness, uncertainty, even fear. But as the work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross applied to change management has shown us, understanding grief is an important part of any change or transition.

Change / Faith / Sinikka Waugh October 28, 2020

Change Is Hard

Because It's Hard For People

Let’s look at three quick examples of change your church might have experienced in the last few years…

Change / YP / Faith May 11, 2020

The God of the In-Between

Change is an important topic here at Your Clear Next Step. Sometimes, in season of change, there is a space in-between what was and what is going to be which can be an uncomfortable place to be in. We invite you to enjoy this inspiration from a recent intern, Lydia, as she shares her perspective on finding comfort during an in-between.

Isaiah 43: 16, 18-19 says, "Thus says the Lord, who...

General Business / YP / Faith May 23, 2019

Finding Joy

I’ve been called relentlessly positive. I’ve been called Polyanna-esque. I have a default, deeply-engrained ability to look on the bright side and see the best or the good in a given situation.