Articles

July 15th, 2015

From a Lifestyle of Compulsive Work to a Rhythm of Work and Rest

Learning to trust God for our provision is an ongoing challenge, particularly if we are prone to compulsive work habits. Gordon MacDonald, a U.S. pastor, observes of his culture: The more we want, the more revenue we must produce to get it. The more revenue we must produce, the longer and...

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November 23rd, 2016

Life after Vacation? Strategies for a Successful Reentry

With two vacation days left, anxiety grows as we envision the mountain of work that has piled up in our absence. Our sense of rest and rejuvenation wanes as we dwell on the Herculean tasks awaiting our return. Rest is an important part of faithfulness. It reminds us and others that God is...

November 26th, 2015

Why Appreciation Matters

What is the one thing that leaders can do for those who work for them that will contribute more to productivity than anything else we do? Take an attitude of thanksgiving back to work! Stop and say, “Thank you.” In an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Appreciation Matters So...

July 11th, 2015

Avoid Vacation Meltdown

July is typically the busiest summer month for vacations. Families prepare to load the car to travel to various fun-filled, relaxing destinations. Some of you may have already began daydreaming about your get away. You can smell the ocean, feel the sand between your toes, and feel the...

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June 19th, 2014

Why People Hate Work & How That Can Change

“The way we’re working isn’t working,” say Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath in a New York Times article, “Why You Hate Work.”  Middle managers, as well as top-level executives reported: They don’t feel appreciated. They find it difficult to accomplish the most important work amid...

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February 28th, 2014

Stress: the Necessary Danger for Top Performers

There's a direct link between high performance and the ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure, according to a Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Stress itself (and the anxiety that comes with it) is an “absolutely necessary emotion.” In...

December 10th, 2013

The Work of Celebrating Christmas

A recent survey found that the overwhelming majority (80 percent) of moms feel stressed about getting everything done. And that’s before they take on a month of holiday tasks. Holiday activities like decorating, preparing food, shopping, wrapping presents and attending holiday events take...

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June 14th, 2013

CDC Reports Americans Are Unhappy

Anti-depressant usage in America has increased 400 percent since 1994. So why are so many people unhappy? This<a data-cke-saved-href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=900022" href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=900022" line-height:="" normal;"=""> report offers reasons why...

March 22nd, 2013

Do You Dread Going to Work?

Billy Graham offers biblical perspective to a reader who confesses that he has a bad attitude about going to work. 

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March 16th, 2013

Overwork and Materialism: Not Just American Issues

Your jaw may have dropped over the recent WSJ article “Wealth Over the Edge: Singapore.”   Only a few decades ago Singapore was a Third World country; today it enjoys First World status. And if economic growth rates continue, Singapore could very well become the world’s global economic...