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Work/Life Balance (Part 1)

Work/Life Balance and the Bible (Part 1)  Work/life balance. The very term suggests that our lives are compartmentalized into these two categories––work and life. And realistically, that’s probably how most of us think of our lives. We have our paid work, and then we have our “life”––everything else we do with our time. Family, friends,

Do You Deserve Passion? 

Do You Deserve Passion?  “I just don’t feel passionate about my job.”  This is one of the common complaints I hear when people talk to me about their work.  My first thought is, Yeah I don’t always feel passionate about my job either.  Then again, I don’t think of feeling passion as the most important

What If I Don’t Feel Called to My Job? 

When people talk to me about their jobs, they usually have two point of frustration they want to ask me about:  They don’t feel called to their current job. They don’t feel passionate about their current job.  I’ll go after the issue of passion in the next blog. Here I want to dig deeper into

Where Are the Workers? 

  In May, the Wall Street Journal published an article about a growing trend many companies are seeing in the wake of “The Great Resignation” that began in early 2021––workers are getting hired and then “ghosting” their new jobs by simply not showing up for work.  This is just one sign that we are still

The Only Path to True Passion, Success, and Fulfillment

When I look at the church, at least the streams of it with which I’m most familiar, I see plenty of signs that we have been buying into the world’s wisdom around work. Unfortunately, this “wisdom” often leads us straight to great some disappointments. My generation produced the workaholic pastors who built megachurches, and the

How Do you Practice the Art of Godly Balance?

Living in God’s wisdom for our lives involves learning the art of balance. Life is full of tension, and wisdom shows us how to balance these areas of tension in a way that leads to thriving.  Conversely, when we are not thriving—when our lives start to break down with anxiety, depression, relational dysfunction, burnout, fatigue,