How God notices our work

It is all too easy to pass by ordinary people doing ordinary tasks in ordinary places. We might even see what they do as insignificant, meaningless or unimportant. Yet time and time again we see that God shows up mightily in what many may consider mundane.
Tags:  Advent, Workmatters, Work

Forgiveness and accountability in the workplace

Whenever people live or work together, they need to practice forgiveness because we humans are imperfect. No group can function long before someone breaks a promise and lets others down. But forgiveness is one of the most misunderstood words in the Christian vocabulary. We often associate it with forgetting, but in fact, we need to forgive because we cannot forget.
Tags:  Forgiveness, Accountability, Work, Chalk, Theology of Work

Muscle imbalance

Perhaps someone was having a little fun with Photoshop here, but think about this picture for just a second. Instead of saying, “Wow, that dude is in really great shape,” you'd probably think, “Yikes! Something went wrong there!” Yet we make the same mistake when we allow ourselves to think of our work as merely a means to an end. Read on and I'll explain.
Tags:  Work, balance, mission

Only God Gives Financial Security

By Rick Warren But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV) God is the one who provides for us when we have a need. This means he supplies for our financial needs.
Tags:  Financial Security, Finances, Work

More Than ‘Just A Job’

By Robert J. Tamasy Why do you go to work? To earn a paycheck? We all do that - it is good to have the money to buy food and clothing, put gas in our cars, pay bills, maybe invest a little for the future, and hopefully have some cash left over for fun activities. But is that the only reason you go to work?
Tags:  Work, Job

When Work And Family Collide

By John D. Beckett BUSINESS DILEMMA EDITION Maria had been preparing for this day for several months, and her Saturday morning piano recital was nearly here. She found it difficult to think about anything else. Best of all, she was excited because her daddy would be coming! Her anticipation helped her overlook all the times he had missed other such events because of his work, which often involved making business trips out of town.
Tags:  Work, Family, Business, Business Dilemma

Improved Skills Makes For Better Tools

By Jim Mathis I remember the day clearly in 1985 when I walked into a popular record store and found its bins of LP (long-playing vinyl) records replaced by rows of CDs (compact disks). That week I bought a new CD player. But I also bought two turntables. Having invested thousands of dollars in wonderful music on LPs being rendered obsolete, I wanted to still be able to enjoy them for many years. As it has turned out, there has not been a time in the last 30 years when I could not have bought a brand new turntable.
Tags:  Skills, Tools, Talents, Gifts, Work, Music