Tag Archives: Work

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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Rest First; Work Later

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When all of my work is finished for the day, or when my brain is kaput, I give myself permission to read a novel or to watch a little television.  I’m afraid that if I let myself relax earlier, well, nothing would get … 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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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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Vocation, Value and Virtue: Three Ingredients of Meaningful Work

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“I want to do something meaningful with my life.” Have you said this?  I’ve said it, and I’ve  heard it from many others.  What, then, is meaningful work? The specific answer to that question is different for each person, but I’d like … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Boss?

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Most of us work for someone and for something.  We work for corporations, school districts, small businesses, hospitals or ourselves.   Quite logically we work for money so that we can support ourselves and our families.  Perfectly appropriate. But there’s more. Ultimately, we all … Continue reading

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Don’t Retire; Re-tire

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When the tires are worn but the vehicle is still road worthy, you don’t retire the machine; you replace the tires.   Similarly, when a person’s chosen career or vocation becomes tired, flat or worn, there is no need to retire from productive life; he or she has … Continue reading

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