Posts tagged with: work

A shepherd in the mountains with a flock of sheep

Work Harmed and Redeemed

Sin and death impact all of our labors in many ways: we labor toward evil ends, or with evil motives; we become greedy or prideful about our work; our relationships are harmed by sin, and broken community also negatively impacts our labors.

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Sin, Mortality, and Work

We were made for fruitful labor, as one of the ways that we glorify our creator God. Nonetheless, work in this world has been negatively impacted by sin and death.

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A tired man staring at a phone screen

Vulnerability and Empathy

In imitating Jesus, we can learn to be vulnerable and empathetic with others.

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An elderly woman crossing the street with a heavy bag of groceries

Jesus and Vulnerability

Our culture values strength and invulnerability. However, Christ calls us to the practice of vulnerability.

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What Did God Birth in You This Year?

In December 2020, Michaela O’Donnell wrote an article called: What is God Birthing in You? in which she wondered about what the unusual year of 2020 was readying us for in 2021. In this article, she helps us consider what birthing might look like in our work and leadership as well as gives us an exercise to reflect on this as we head into a new year.

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Jack Skellington and the Search for Meaning

You may have heard of the animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen it many times! If not,…

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Embracing the Priorities of Jesus

As we learn to strive first of God’s kingdom, our priorities will become more and more like the priorities of Jesus.

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Someone's hand holding out a plate of tacos at a restaurant

Your Labor in the Lord Really Matters

Sometimes it can feel is our work really doesn’t matter.

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A weight room, empty but ready for weightlifters

Silent Labor Resonates

Silent labor is neither unimportant, unvalued or unrecognized work.

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An elderly woman's hands folded in her lap on top of a Bible

Remembering Your Work

Sometimes the very thing we need to endure is to recall the work others have done.

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A black and white picture of a man in a subway holding up a sign saying "Seeking Human Kindness"

Why Should We Work? Part 3

Ephesians also shows that work is good because it enables us to help those who are in need.

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A man suspended on the side of a building painting the building

Why Should We Work? Part 2

Our work matters because, by working, we are able to add to the goodness of the world.

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Three workers in hoodies picking boxes of strawberries, and one man in a hoodie carrying a filled box

Why Should We Work? Part 1

That we were created for work helps us to see that, through working, we can glorify God.

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A young woman sitting in a darkened room late at night staring intently at a MacBook which gives off most of the light in the room

Could We Be Working Way Too Hard?

May God teach us how to build our lives according to God’s own rhythm of work and rest.

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An old woman carrying two heavy baskets through tall grass with a child walking behind her

Working Hard . . . Hardly Working

Ephesians 4:28 teaches us to work hard.. we also need to rest.

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