Faith and Trust – A Good Combination

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Sometimes life moves faster than one is ready to handle. During my last posting I spoke of a Congregations for the Homeless colleague, Curt, who was gravely ill and a man in the shelter looking for a job. In the short intervening period, Curt, in hospice care passed away, quietly, much the way he lived his life.

In that same blog, the shelter resident seeking to find a better paying position, did in fact find a job at $18 per hour. Even though part time, there are substantial enough hours to qualify him for housing.

Both are men of faith who have reason to trust that God has a vested interest in each of them. To fully capture the essence of faith, there must be trust, that our actions reflect that trust.   Curt moved through life quietly but with a love for other people, a quiet sense of humor and a creative gift that most people did not know existed. While a man of few words, he sought to encourage and help others.  Based on his love for God, his trust included a belief in a life beyond his last struggle here.

In the meantime, our other gentlemen is beginning a journey back to productive living, understanding more about God’s love for him, and trusting that the path forward has a sets of footprints next to his. His trust was rooted in a good resume, talking to people, preparing for interviews and prayer.

Sometimes we make life more complicated than it needs to be. I appreciate the simple faith of these two men.

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Paul has worked with hundreds of individual clients from executives to recent college graduates related to career transition and life coaching. Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology. He has written a book, How a Man Handles Conflict at Work. Paul founded (1991) the Career/Life Institute and provides coaching, organizational design and career transition serving clients ranging from large organizations to family owned enterprises. He served as a consultant to management teams, and had senior positions for Bank of America, Right Associates and CRISTA Ministries. His ministry outreach includes Poland, Romania, and 11 trips to Ethiopia. He volunteers for Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue, WA.

1 Comment

Colin Hunter · August 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm


Thank you for sharing this story of these 2 men with us. May Jesus also say to us, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into thy rest.”


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