By Diane Paddison, originally posted on the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.

Imagine being in one of those extremely important meetings at work that kept you up the night before mentally going over your presentation. Your boss is there. Your CEO is there. This meeting is a big deal.

Then, just as things are getting started, your cell phone rings, and it’s your teenage daughter.

What do you do?

I take the call, every time.

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