Author Archives: Caitlin Meadows

Is Relational Leadership That Big of a Deal?

Standing in my next class’ doorway to hide from the wind, I first interacted with someone who would leave a tremendous impact on my life. As a senior in high school I rarely interacted with the freshman. However, since our private Christian school was small and I’m a people watcher, I was aware of them. Little freshman Anna was always ...

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Do You Acknowledge Your Weaknesses?

A top question job interviewers ask candidates is two-fold: First, what are your strengths? Second, what are your weaknesses? The first part of that inquiry is easy to answer. One is given license to brag a little. However, the second part of that inquiry is not so fun. Our human pride lies to us, telling us that admitting weakness is ...

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Leadership Essentials: Inside Artios Christian College

There are essentials to every recipe that lay the foundation for the dish. While some ingredients can easily be substituted, these essential ingredients cannot be replaced and should not be left out. Case in point: The first time my husband Adam and I hung out, I decided I wanted to impress him with my delicious chocolate chip cookies. We were ...

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How to Avoid Small Talk (And Why You Should)

Does anyone really like small talk? “Hi! How are you?” “I’m well, thanks! How are you?” “I’m good!” And with that, social etiquette deems both individuals free to part ways. We make small talk countless times throughout each week. On auto-pilot we ask about the other person’s well being. No second thought must be given to their answer. We generally ...

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How a Debt-Free Grad Did College the Proverbs 22:7 Way

Proverbs 22:7 encourages debt-free living. The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” But what about student loan debt? For those wanting to earn a degree, student loans seem like the only real option. However, with the national student loan debt at $1.4 trillion, the number of student loan skeptics are growing, too. ...

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Student Loan Debt is Not an Exception to the Biblical Rule

Student loan debt is often deemed the “good kind” of debt. It’s referred to as an investment in the future. For many students, its a means to an end. But what about the Christian student? Is student loan debt an exception to the biblical rule? Before we get to answering this question, let’s take a closer look at the current ...

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Why Stewardship is Relevant for 21st Century Christians

Do you ever think about how rich you are? In our “Subscribe & Save”, free 2-day shipping world of Amazon Prime, we are prone to focus our attention on what we don’t have yet  rather than all that we do. The concept of stewardship, even among Jesus-followers, is mostly neglected. As a member of civilized society, I’m guessing you own the ...

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How to Fold Laundry… As Unto Jesus

I just abandoned my laundry basket. It’s over half-full of warm, clean clothes. The rest are folded on the couch. Normally I don’t leave chores half-finished. My perfectionism usually won’t allow it. But, the writer in me has the ability to usurp the perfectionist in me. When inspiration strikes, I drop what I’m doing and let the words pour out ...

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Abide in Christ: What It Looks Like and Why It’s a Must

“Abide” is one of my favorite words. It is a calming, empowering word that communicates surrender and soul rest. Just hearing or reading that little word triggers my mind to slow down and gives me permission to take a deep breath. Abide. Refresh. Let go. Trust. Years ago while I was a church youth camper at the gorgeous Sis Q ...

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Re-Created to Meet a Need: Knowing When to Jump In

I like when I can meet another person’s need. This, of course, is not a personality trait unique to me. In fact, I’d be surprised to learn of a person who doesn’t like to be needed. Like little children who are eager to be their parents’ helper, adults feel satisfaction when we can serve in even the smallest of capacities. ...

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