The inspiration for workisministry.com came to me about two years ago. 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 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.
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 I serve our church family as a Deacon. Grace is a covenant family of people who love the Lord. We would love to have you visit one day!
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 sporting goods retailer, 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. I am blessed to do what I do each day, and I seek to honor the Lord with my work. Indeed, work is ministry!
I know people that seem to live to work. Not me. I am a “work to live” person. To quote the great Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” I believe God wants us to enjoy this life. I enjoy travel, good company, great food and fine wine. I treasure the friendships I have gained over the years; these relationships are very important to me. I am an amateur barbecue pit master, sometimes declaring a “smoker Saturday” to practice my craft and enjoy the results. I am also an avid fan of the Houston Astros.
I am always thrilled when I meet fellow Christians at work. We are not alone! As followers of Jesus, we are to encourage, support and inspire one another. 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. 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 Human Resources departments! My hope and prayer is that the content here serves as a constant reminder to me while also fulfilling my mission to inspire and encourage fellow believers working in the secular world. 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.
God has us where He has us for a reason. I truly believe, no matter how we earn our living, 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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