Category Archives: Work

Do Refugees Cost Too Much?

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Many Americans believe that refugees take jobs away from citizens who need them and take resources away from disadvantaged Americans. Is that true? I started to google “do refugees take our jobs?” and when I entered “do refugees…” the following … Continue reading

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Cold Days, Free Days, Thankful Days

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Many of us in Chicago have been given two free days. Schools are not in session, so I’m not working, and my husband is, at this moment, in a Zoom meeting in the dining room since no one has left … Continue reading

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The Work of Refugees

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The people at World Relief have been resettling refugees for years, and I recently spoke with three of World Relief’s employment specialists, because I was curious about the work that refugees do. Barb Galli, who has been finding work for refugees … Continue reading

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Career Do-Over

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What would you do with your life if you could choose a different career? One thing I’ve learned is that we could each make a contribution in a number of careers. My husband and I were happy in our first … Continue reading

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Still Discovering My Vocation

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Discovering my vocation has been like following my iPhone when I don’t know where I’m going. It tells me the next turn, and only the next turn, on a need to know basis. God only knows – and I mean … Continue reading

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Why Do We Struggle to Rest?

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Rest is necessary and important physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We know that’s true. We know we need rest. Yet, we continue to resist rest. Why? The fourth commandment directs us to observe the Sabbath, to rest one day a week. … Continue reading

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Have We Become Our Jobs?

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On what do you base your identity? Most often, these days, our identity is associated with our work.  An article in the Chicago Tribune (“Just can’t escape the daily grind” by Charles McNulty, February 21, 2016) argues that even today’s movies are … Continue reading

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Your Strongest Desire: Too Late, Mismatched, and/or God’s Call

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Do you ever have this thought: Who do I think I am that I could _______?  Fill in the blank with your strongest desire, and then ask yourself who is stopping you from fulfilling it.  If you’re like me, you will discover … Continue reading

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A Long View of Work

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Work is a blessing.  It is intended to be a way for human beings to use their talents and creativity to the glory of God. Way back in the garden, before sin corrupted the world, God gave us work to do.  “The Lord God … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Work

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Do you work to live or live to work?  Is your work valued based on the size of your paycheck?  How will we know when we’re doing what we were created to do?  These are all questions I have pondered at one … Continue reading

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