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  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Cleaning House

    by Allie Wertenberger If I share this with you, please promise not to write me off forever as a nerd. Recently, on a mission to tidy my room and discard things that clutter my life, I came across Mosby’s Medical Dictionary . It took up valuable real estate on my bookshelf, leaving me to relegate...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: When God Plays the Long Game

    by Hilary Wiebe I’ve never been particularly fast at anything in life. I prefer to take my time, stopping to observe and enjoy life rather than rushing to fit things in. I’m more of a distance runner than a sprinter. If I’m walking with friends, I’m always the one picking up...
  • Blog Post: Roots and Wings: Episode 319

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Should I Stay or Should I Go? The single life brings lots of freedom. Most of us can uproot our lives, move across the country, take a new job and find a new ministry on our own terms. But when is commitment just as valuable? When's it time to put...
  • Blog Post: Waiting for the Right Time

    Warren Barfield was the guest musician during the " Love Worth Fighting For " marriage event I attended a few weekends ago. He opened the event with a song that stuck with me the whole day because it spoke so well into my relationship with my fiancé. It was called "The Right...
  • Blog Post: Good Work: Episode 317

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Glorifying God on the Job Work is a way of earning a paycheck. But it's so much more. Through our work, we tend to creation; use our God-given talents; bring order, innovation and creativity; and glorify God. Of course it's hard to see this sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Ready for the Real World: It's Who You Know

    It's one of those cliches that's cliche for a good reason: In the workplace, it's not what you know, it's who you know. I'd go so far as to say that the workplace relationships I've built have had more bearing on my career than any other single factor. Here are some people...
  • Blog Post: Ready for the Real World: Take Action

    I used to have a bad case of analysis paralysis . The bigger the decision, the more I'd overthink it. And the more I thought about it, the less I could make up my mind and act. I think lots of new grads feel that way about leaving college and entering the real world. We wait for God to tell us...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: The Tension of Transition

    by Janelle Cecil In my 26 years, I have moved 17 times, had nine jobs, about a dozen career plans, 22 different roommates, and unfortunately, really only one hairstyle (except for one big-hair perm in the '90s, but let’s forget about that one!) I am on my third job this year and my fourth...
  • Blog Post: Ready for the Real World: Get Rich, Uh ... Slowly?

    I've been writing about making the leap from college to your first professional job. About things that surprised me and others I know. Stuff like ... sometimes getting that first job is more about paying the bills than anything else. And if you find yourself in a position you don't really like...
  • Blog Post: Ready for the Real World: What if I Don't Like My First Job?

    I recently had a conversation with a 20-something who, six months into his first professional position, figured the fact that he only liked about half of what he was doing meant that he should look for something else. Which raises the question: How much disappointment and frustration should I tolerate...
  • Blog Post: Ready for the Real World: Paying the Bills

    Last week, I described the disappointment (and panic!) I faced when I got to the end of college and realized that there would be no skywriting at graduation telling me what to do next. I've since met many, many college grads who, degree in hand, feel a little cheated that they're going to have...
  • Blog Post: Not Prepared for 'the Real World'

    Throughout middle school "they" tell us, "You need to get ready for high school." In high school, we're constantly reminded that we need to prepare for college. Along the way, all this talk of preparing for the next stage seems to convey an unspoken promise that when we finally...
  • Blog Post: 40 Resolutions to Consider Making in 2014

    Not everyone likes making New Year’s Resolutions. What could be worse than setting yourself up for failure once a year? But resolutions can be helpful. We should expect some difficulty when establishing new habits and setting new goals. Success is learning to press on and push through in order...
  • Blog Post: Best of Boundless: Bosses Don’t Give Gold Stars — and Other Career Advice

    I remember the first paycheck I received at my first “real job” out of college. Having a job with benefits (yay for being able to afford the dentist) and a 401K option (even if I needed my dad to explain what exactly it was) seemed like one of the markers to being an actual grown-up. But...
  • Blog Post: The Difference Between Faith and Complacency

    Jane (not her real name) had just lost her job. Jane is a Christian, as are many if not most of her friends. And as they rallied around her on Facebook, seeking to encourage her, a recurring theme emerged in their comments: "You lost that job, but the Lord has something better for you." By...
  • Blog Post: Thinking Outside the Box: Episode 301

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: One Shot He asks her out; she turns him down; he asks someone else out. And then someone else. He doesn’t like being turned down, nor does the-girl-down-the-line like being choice number three — or six. It can get awkward. Are there any rules...
  • Blog Post: Almost Six Years: Episode 300

    Listen to this week's show for a very important announcement! Roundtable: Thanks for Listening! After almost six years of weekly podcasting, The Boundless Show has reached episode 300! Yeah, we can’t believe it, either. To celebrate, we called up a few long-time listeners for their stories...
  • Blog Post: Looking Back: Episode 297

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: What I Know Now For those who are older and still single, it's sometimes hard to look both objectively at the past and hopefully toward the future. This week's panel of 40-something singles has a lot to say to their peers and younger friends about...
  • Blog Post: How Do You Define Success?

    I've notice a common question in a job interview is, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Given the context, most potential employers probably want to know your professional goals and assume that you want to be successful at your job by advancing through the ranks. January 2014...
  • Blog Post: Making Friends at Work

    Shortly after being hired for my dream job, I was invited to join an all-staff meeting with my future team and close colleagues. I was a bundle of nerves and excitement as I hopped into a cab and rushed into the city for the important day of introductions. As I joined the meeting of perfectly outfitted...
  • Blog Post: Secrets for Your 20s: Episode 290

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: College Sweethearts Is getting married in college a good idea? If you're young and ready to tie the knot, how do you know you're prepared? And what are the challenges that can sometimes be overlooked? Our panel of marrieds shares a realistic picture...
  • Blog Post: Why Did God Do That?: Episode 289

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Moms at Work Some things should never be discussed at a dinner party; these include religion, politics and whether mothers should work outside the home. But since Boundless is no dinner party, we're going to kick the proverbial hornet's nest....
  • Blog Post: Do You Want the Title or the Towel?

    One of my favorite memories from college was an annual tradition on our floor that took place the last weekend of school. We would gather in the lounge and take part in what I can only describe as a very sacred thing. We would wash each other’s feet, following Jesus’ example in John 13. One...
  • Blog Post: What's Your Motivation?

    "What's my motivation?" Actors have been asking that question for a long time. It's not enough for them simply to follow the script they're given: If they're going to be convincing in their roles, they have to know why their characters say and do the things that they do. ...
  • Blog Post: When Things Go Wrong

    Trusting in God and His strength was the only thing I had left to keep me going at work last week. My best efforts seemed to fail me and those around me, but there was no choice but to press onward. As discouraged as I was, all I could do was lean on God and His purpose for placing me in that situation...