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Walking in Faith: Stories of Hope and Encouragement for the Workplace

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Walking in Faith: Stories of Hope and Encouragement for the Workplace

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Apr 19, 2011


Walking in Faith is a collection of deeply personal stories of struggle and challenge chronicling one persons faith journey through the workplace. The decision to bring your faith to work, to openly proclaim yourself as a follower of Jesus Christ in the marketplace is not an easy decision, but one immensely worth it. As you allow God to transform you through your work, your faith will be stretched and strengthened. This collection of stories is meant to inspire, encourage, and let you know you are not alone.
Apr 19, 2011

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Shari writes, speaks, and teaches passionately on faith in the workplace. Shari’s life was changed when a coworker shared her faith at work.

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Walking in Faith - Shari J. Harris

Copyright © 2011 Shari J. Harris

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All Scriptures referenced in this book are from the New International Translation (NIV) Bible.

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ISBN: 978-1-4497-1410-9 (sc)

ISBN: 978-1-4497-1412-3 (hc)

ISBN: 978-1-4497-1411-6 (e)

Library of Congress Control Number: 2011924373

WestBow Press rev. date: 10/12/2012



Note to Readers

CHAPTER 1 Prayer

The Send Me Prayer

Why Did You Wait So Long?

There Was the Cross

Praying Friends

A Desperate Cry for Help


God Does Not Misdial

Turn On the Light

Stormy Weather

Lunchtime Prayers

Called to the Workplace

Faith Believes

CHAPTER 3 Relationships

God’s Hand at Work

Relationships Matter

Busiest Girl in the Office


Not Made for Perfection

CHAPTER 4 Forgiveness

Guard Your Heart

Right Heart

Heart Condition



Out Of Balance

Flowers and Weeds

Garden of Love

Peace and Goodwill

Have You Lost Weight?

CHAPTER 6 Compassion

A Welcoming Smile

Mercy and Compassion

Only by God’s Grace


Unbeknownst to Me

God’s Timing—Not Mine

I’m Still Here


About the Author


In loving memory of my precious, beautiful mother

Darlene Mae Harvatine

1943 – 2010

Thank you

for always encouraging me,

always believing in me,

and always being a loving

influence in my life.

You are missed.

Your legacy of love lives forever

in those you knew and loved.

I love you,

Shari Jo

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Colossians 3: 23-24

Let all the brothers, however, preach by their deeds.

St. Francis of Assisi

I couldn’t put it down.

Thank you for being so transparent and real.

You touched on so many real, raw and relatable subjects, over and over again!!!

Loved it and renewed my hope that God is in control!!

Patricia Martell, Consultant, WorkLife, Inc.

Shari’s book ministers to people who are hurting in the workplace. It illustrates how their Christian faith can support, guide and give them hope as they navigate difficult situations. I highly recommend this book as a resource for coaches and pastors to share with people who are experiencing these types of challenges.

Nancy Branton, M.A., PCC, CEO of Workplace Coach Institute

Author, speaker and leader Shari J. Harris gives practical and powerful solutions to living the Christian faith authentically on a moment to moment basis. As an employee of one of the most respected corporations in MN, Shari is a leader in the Christian Employee Resource Group (CERG) where she boldly shares her faith in the marketplace. Her words of encouragement express real life experiences at work with honesty and warmth drawing the reader into the stories and then guiding them toward understanding how to apply God’s truths in each situation. The messages in this book give relevance to the challenges and opportunities we face as we seek to live an authentic Christ-centered life with integrity each day.

Jacquie Skog, MA, Counselor, Peace and Safety, LLC


I would like to thank the following:

My husband, Bill Harris. Thank you for all your loving support. I could not have completed this project without you.

My son, Chris Harris. Thank you for being my first editor and all the hard work this required. You have a gift. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

My friends Jacquie Skog and Leslie Vatne for mentoring, coaching, and encouraging me.

My friends Kristi Olson and Ann Minter for your faithful prayer support.

My friend Tabby Finton for being the first to read my work. Thank you for your contribution to the editing process.

My many friends, too numerous to mention, for all your help, support, encouragement, and prayers along the way. Heather Bye-Kollbaum and Jane Johnson, I can’t wait until the day when you are supporting me in a new way. Thanks for sharing

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