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Soon after becoming a Christian, Staten Island native George Zaloom's international real-estate business fell apart. The only thing he had left was his automotive business, Zaloom's Auto Repair. After an innocent question posed by the father of a friend, Zaloom embraced the mundane work of oil changes and tire rotations with one phrase: "Yes, I'm the mechanic."

In this short film from City film director Nathan Clarke, Zaloom describes the joy of work—a joy that matches that found at home and at church: "If you can't find joy eight hours a day, there's something wrong."

Yes, I'm the Mechanic

Auto-repair shop owner George Zaloom says there's no reason why every Christian shouldn't find joy at work.
Rethinking the $3,000 Missions Trip

Rethinking the $3,000 Missions Trip

When I learned that kids in my city couldn't swim, I started to rethink how much I'd invested in overseas missions.
Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

For Harrison Higgins, building beautiful furniture is not simply a steady job but a sacrament unto God.
Faith in a Fallen Empire

Faith in a Fallen Empire

Detroit's list of maladies is long. But some Christians' commitment to its renewal is longer.
'Daddy, Why Do People Steal from Us?'

'Daddy, Why Do People Steal from Us?'

How I answered the question would prove crucial to addressing racial divides in our D.C. neighborhood.

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Howard Freeman

January 05, 2014  12:18pm

Nice work, folks. Great storytelling.

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