Prayer

How the Green Lantern's Superpower Can Become Yours Too.

How the Green Lantern's Superpower Can Become Yours Too.

Today we feature a sermon from FDE Podcast Co-Host Rusty Rueff. https://subsplash.com/cornerstonetv/lb/mi/+vs34rmp
Please do consider what your Superpower is, and how often you tap in to it. With that knowledge you too might be used by God to do amazing things…for Him while experiencing His joy in doing so.

A Prayer for Entrepreneurs

A Prayer for Entrepreneurs

This “Prayer for Entrepreneurs” was shared with us by Missy Wallace whose church, Christ Presbyterian Church, often leads vocational prayers for its members and wider community in Nashville. In this prayer, its words ring true for entrepreneurs everywhere. Be blessed!

Being Faithful vs. Willful

Being Faithful vs. Willful

“If you've been following us at FDE for a while, you know that the concepts of identity and generosity are two of them.  A third, and the subject of this blog, is the difference between being faithful and willful. As entrepreneurs, things seemed to go well when we were faithful, things tended not to go well when we were willful.  I hope you are blessed by David Morken’s (CEO of Bandwidth) note the way that I have been…”

Faithful Founder (2 of 3): Employees, Investors, Customers & Prayer

Faithful Founder (2 of 3): Employees, Investors, Customers & Prayer

“In part one of this series, I focused on the foundations and motivations of being a faithful founder. In this post, I will unpack how those things are put on display throughout the workday. They are how to be an integrated person, having a bedrock of prayer, pastoring diverse employees, serving customers with great experiences, and relating to investors in new ways.”

Are Tech Wizards Revolutionizing Leadership?

Are Tech Wizards Revolutionizing Leadership?

Tech leaders have virtually unprecedented power to mold the future. The question is: how are they using it — and how will you?

In this post, James Kelly of FaithTech encourages leaders with the reminder of where some of today’s great technology leaders came from. He even reminds us of King David, a man after God’s own heart, who led from a place of faith to influence the world. We are reminded to pray for the influential leaders and realizetechnology provides incredible opportunities to change minds, to change hearts, and to change the world — if leaders seize it.”

The Power of Questions

The Power of Questions

Brandon Napoli explores the value of questions in our life. He dives deep into how they influence the choices we make and help others to make. Finally he reminds us that God is okay with us asking questions, in fact He wants us to. Maybe one of the 22 suggested daily questions will also help you to grow in your faith or calling…

Following Jesus = Saying Less in Business

Following Jesus = Saying Less in Business

Seeking God first in business with spiritual disciplines of prayer and fasting, daily scripture reading, and regular fellowship will always yield the best results. Ryan Derfler shares how he discovered that these disciplines help him to succeed in his business by talking less, trusting God for results, avoiding exaggeration, and waiting for God’s prompting of his next moves.

George Washington Carver, a Faith Driven Entrepreneur

Born in 1864, George Washington Carver was a son of a slave but was given the opportunity to study and become a scientist. He would begin each day and ask God to reveal secrets to him about plants and vegetables. It is reported that once Carver prayed, “Mr. Creator, show me the secrets of your universe.” “Little man, you’re not big enough to know the secrets of My universe, but I’ll show you the secret of the peanut,” was the reply. When he went to his lab, God downloaded to him over 300 uses of the peanut including various kinds of foods, oil, paint, ink, soap, shampoo, facial cream, plastics, and many other products.

Podcast Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

Podcast Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

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This week’s episode finds the team fielding questions. Marty asks, "how do we keep a Christ-centered attitude while growing a business?"  For Henry, It’s about identity. It’s almost impossible when the goal is solely financial success.  We should seek God first. If there’s frustration at work, it’s an opportunity to pray to God.  Rusty brings a tactical point of view, and recommends starting the day prepared.  Spending time with God is top priority.  We should boot up with God first in order to avoid crashes, or at least minimize them.  William reminds us that we can’t forget our first vocation; we are beloved children of God.  

Does your Company Have its Own Prayer?

Does your Company Have its Own Prayer?

I went to an all boys Jesuit prep school in Baltimore and have said a fair amount  of "Our Fathers" and "Hail Marys" in both English and Latin to be suspect of scripted prayers.  But when William came to the team and suggested that we have a "Sovereign's Capital Prayer," I was open to it, and then when I read and prayed it, I was hooked. 

What Magnum P.I. taught me about Culture

What Magnum P.I. taught me about Culture

When it comes to a laid back, yet exciting culture,  it was hard to beat Magnum P.I. (Private Investigator). Not only did he kick it on the 200 acre beachfront estate in Hawaii, known as the Robin’s Nest, he drove around a Ferrari, fought crime with one of the most manly staches you have ever laid eyes on and had a fridge that had a seemingly endless supply of beer. He was one cool dude. But a laid back, exciting culture doesn’t really amount to much unless it is accompanied with prayer and intentionality. That is what “P.I.” should represent for any faith-driven entrepreneur.

How 4 minutes and 23 seconds can get your week off to the right start

I love this guy.  I love the father-son dynamic.  I love how multiple generations get together and pray to seek out God's wisdom.  I don't think that this business model (having all profits) go to support ministry is the answer for everybody for a myriad of reasons, but I just really like Simon and think you will too.  

Time to Think

Time to Think

Entrepreneurs are frenetic sources of energy and action.  We're always very, very busy.  We're usually behind on our email, and we bemoan that there are only 24 hours in a day.  I've talked about Sabbath before, and I'll talk about it again I'm sure, but this post is about something related and yet different.

It takes about 6 minutes to read this article on taking time to think strategically, and it's worth every second.

Made to Create

Made to Create

Today William, a new dad himself, introduces a video about Nate Saint, the CEO of Iron Mountains.  Nate’s company creates baby products, and most of them are under the Graco brand.  If you have ever had your child soothed in a Pack ‘n Play, then you should shoot Nate a thank you note (over 39 million sold since 1987!).

Nate started out as a janitor for Graco when his dad was a designer there, now he runs the company.  William was inspired by Nate's thoughtfulness around his goal for the office - peace - what a simple concept but how complex it is to execute.