Our Attitude about Work

How do we know that we’re on the right career path? Listen and learn:

Brother Lawrence may have lived in the 1600s, but he’s got some good advice on how Faith and Work go together. Read a few of his insights.

Be inspired by this story about “working as unto the Lord.”

When is a job just that: a job?

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Sabbath: Role Reversal

A couple of weeks ago at Christ Community Church, we briefly considered the fact that God took a Sabbath from his work before sin became an everyday part of the world. Since then, it’s humans that take the Sabbath, not God.

Here on the blog, we’re going to keep talking about Sabbath until more people are actually practicing it.

To motivate you to faithfulness in this area, we’ve got a number of different options.

A review on a book about why “Rest Works.”

Or, an excerpt from Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time.

There’s a whole swath of good stuff to get you thinking (and doing) about the Sabbath over at The High Calling. Check out, “Reclaiming Sabbath Keeping.”

That other place you spend a lot of time

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You probably spend more time at work than you do at Church. That’s one of the reasons why Larry argues that the workplace is full of untapped potential to witness to the unity of the body of believers.

J.B. shares how micro-prayers can help get you through the day at work.

And Melissa offers 8 ideas for living missionally at work.

This post is for members of the workforce who spend a significant amount of time at their workplace. It provides ideas and inspiration for living your faith in community.

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Workplace Relationships

Today, we’re considering workplace relationships from three different angles.

We’ve all done it- screwed up at work. Consider these three simple steps on “How to Handle Workplace Mistakes” with coworkers.

Are you somebody who treats others with respect and dignity? Read “How Does Your Workplace Showcase Human Dignity?” for both a challenge and inspiration to love your coworkers, no matter their status in the office hierarchy.

Considering sharing your faith with your coworkers? You may benefit from the following video:

 

This post is for adults and provides resources, ideas and examples of relationships with coworkers at their workplace.

Summer Reading

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This week we’re sharing four different lists of books to explore on four different topics. Since the lists are of non-fiction works, we also wanted to encourage your fiction reading with “4 Benefits of Reading Fiction.”

10 books for Christian Parents

7 books on Faith, Work and Economics

5 books on Singleness

21 books for Twentysomethings

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Women’s Work

Quick Trip to the line- Sharlene SmithThis week’s links are for women and the people who want to encourage and appreciate them.

Three books may be of interest to you if you are struggling to find contentment, value and purpose in the everyday of your life. Here are links to reviews and interviews with the authors:

Every woman’s work is sacred- even if it takes place in a board room. Read more from Susan DiMeckle and Working Women of the Bible: TImeless Mentors for Modern Women.

Finding joy isn’t in grand plans, but in little steps everyday. Read more about Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin.

Gloria Furman’s Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home reminds us that “bigger and better” isn’t what Jesus is actually calling us to. Read more in “Grace for the Not-Quite-Happy Homemaker.”

This post focuses on women who are in the workplace or at home and encourages them to consider how discipleship and faith in Jesus transforms their everyday.

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