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Social Justice Isn’t What You Think It Is

One of the fruits of our cultural demise is that words lose their meaning or certain segments of the population co-op and skew the meaning. This is an extremely dangerous trait of the society we live in today.  The phrase...
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Why Going to Church Reduces Stress

You might be wondering what does this particular blog have to do with The Collaborative or at the very least thinking this article seems to be a little out of our mainstream.  At first glance you would be correct, however,...
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When Is Water-Cooler Chit Chat Gossip?

While we all have vastly different workplace experiences, I hope and pray you have not seen the devastating effects of gossip that I have witnessed.  The crushing power of gossip has the ability to destroy people and entities.  Like so...
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The 6 Questions Blog: Realtor / Broker John Pinel

The Orlando Business Journal recently named John Pinel, and his business partner, the Orlando Business Journal Realtor/Brokers of the Year for 2017. Hearing from someone who is a man of faith and excelling at the top of his field can...
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Championing At-Home Work…

For all of those who find that managing their home is their primary responsibility, be encouraged. And for those whom it is secondary and even under appreciated, then think again. The interview below is an important one for everyone regardless...
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The Death of Expertise as a Decline of Trust

"When we trust our feelings more than anything else, we stop trusting expert knowledge. And it could kill us." This is the sentiment that Tom Nichols and James K.A. Smith discuss in the Spring 2017 issue of Comment Magazine.  The...
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Stanley Needs a Job

I'm pleased to share the work of a Collaborative friend, Phil Hissom. Phil is our qualitative metrics coach and guru. Here he shares a keen word on finding work for our neighbors. Phil is the founder and director of The...
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Answering Doubts

No matter how confident we are, none of us is immune from feelings of inadequacies in our work. Questions stream into our consciousness without notice:  Am I up for the task? Is my life a disappointment to God? Am I...
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Debunk the Secular Mindset of Work

We all share in our universal struggle for meaningful lives that fulfill a purpose, while at the same time give us the fruit of a flourishing life, namely, contentment.  The problem is most of us go about our pursuit in...
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Wanted: A Meaningful Job

     Hugh Welchel, Executive Director of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, in his article below once again gives us great insight into how we should thoughtfully reflect on our jobs.  His discussion gives us a helpful perspective...
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Interview: How God Helped Me Write My TED Talk

The following entry is a wonderful expression of faith and work coming together as they should in the lives of both women featured.  Tami Kaiser in her capacity with Women Doing Well conducted an interview with Julie Colombino, who founded...
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The Collaborative & Ticonderoga Pencils: Tools for the Common Good of Orlando

The Ticonderoga pencil is a simple tool for writing. To its manufacturers, it is the “the #1, most recognized, and revered pencil throughout America and the world.” A bit plucky for a pencil, perhaps?For our work at The Collaborative, the...

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