5 for Friday (October 15, 2021)


What is the Great Resignation? How can you improve your resume? And are you saving too much?


These questions and more are answered in this week's 5 for Friday.


1. Biblical Wisdom for the Great Resignation by Chip Roper. The Great Resignation continues to be a reality affecting the lives of workers across the country. 3 to 4 million people are making a career change every month. Why is this happening, and what wisdom does God provide for the day? Chip Roper offers three explanations for the Great Resignation, and three truths to guide our response.

2. 3 Ways to Bring Your Resume Back to Life by Jenna Arcand. Speaking of the Great Resignation, if you are looking for the next job opportunity, you need to make sure your resume is up to date. And not only that, but Jenna Arcand provides 3 tips to enhance your resume’s value. Tailor your resume with keywords for the job you are applying for. Update your formatting. And quantify your experience.

3. Am I Saving Too Much? By Chuck Bentley. God’s word teaches us to save in seasons of plenty. But how do we know if our saving has turned into hoarding? How we respond to opportunities to give is a litmus test. Is your heart happier with a large savings account than with being generous? Yes, save, God says it is wise. But trust God and be generous.

4. 9 Dividend Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever by Jeff Reeves. Jeff Reeves collected and listed here 9 stocks that have shown great stability over time. They each have at least $100 billion in value and a 2% yield, making them worth the long-term investment. Warren Buffet famously said his favorite stock-holding period is “forever.” Considering investing in any of these 9 stocks and sticking with them for the long-haul.

5. Fame vs. Impact: Do You Remember Their Names? By Randy Alcorn. Being a hero and being famous aren’t the same. One comes with virtue and the other with any mix of talent, money, and ability to get attention. But accolades and fame are forgotten. We can more easily list three teachers that had an impact on our lives than the last three Nobel prize winners. Impact lasts for life. Aim for impact.