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via Bill Peel
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...

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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via Forbes
July 12th, 2015

How to Boost Your Creativity

People who think they are not creative need to think again. Creativity is central to what it means to be human and made in the image of God. It’s one of the principle ways man imitates his Creator. Although our creativity is different from God's, who made everything from nothing, the...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
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...

July 9th, 2015

Laity Lodge Camps

Howard Butt, the H.E. Butt Family Foundation, and Laity Lodge have played a significant role in the faith-and work-movement and provide opportunities for people to encounter God for the transformation of daily life, work, and our world. Many people know the Butt Foundation thought its...

via Bill Peel
June 13th, 2015

Take a Vacation That's Really a Vacation

In a recent survey of 1300 Americans, 90 percent said vacations help them relax and recharge, reduce their stress, and build closer relationships with family. Forty percent, however, don’t take all of their paid vacation days even though this affects their health, well-being and...

June 12th, 2015

Maximize Vacation ROI

Rested, relaxed and energized. That's how we want to return from vacation, but it's often not the case. So what can we do to get the best return on our investment of time, energy and finances a vacation requires?  Researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan offer suggestions in  “When a...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
June 12th, 2015

Is There Room in Our Theology of Work for Rest and Recreation?

In many ways, the culture in which we live has lost sight of a vision of work that resonates with what we see in Scripture. Two aspects of this vision that we’ve forgotten are rest and recreation. Though work has been part of God’s design for humans since the very beginning, there is a...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
via Bill Peel
March 20th, 2014

My “No” is No—Except for My Out-of-the-Office Autoreply

Because technology now makes it possible to work from anywhere any time, we can work from everywhere. Nowhere is safe from work’s intrusive ping, beep, or ding. That begs the question why do we use the Out-of-the-Office Autoreply function on our emails. Richard Moran, CEO at Accretive...

via Forbes
February 27th, 2014

No Email While on Vacation? What?

What would happen if you didn’t respond to email while on vacation? Would the world come to an end? Business stop in its tracks? Execs at Bandwidth think not. Sure, they’re passionate about providing the best IP services for their customers, but they’re also passionate about family and...