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via Bill Peel
April 15th, 2013

Work Is Not the Enemy

Last month we posted a NYT article by Erin Callan, former CFO of Lehman Brothers, in which she confessed how her work had become a consuming priority—and ultimately her identity.  While Callan’s story was a wakeup call to many of us with the workaholic gene, I raise a cautionary flag. Such...

via Inc.
March 7th, 2013

10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do

Would your employer describe you as "an amazing employee?" Author and entrepreneur Kevin Daum offers ten traits of employees who stand out on the job. Several of them remind us of Colossians 3. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. (...

via Bill Peel
December 7th, 2012

Is Your Workplace a No-Gratitude Zone?

Everyone likes to be appreciated.  And not surprisingly, saying thank-you is good business.  According to research, showing gratitude can increase profit, productivity and employee loyalty. But as Sue Shellenbarger recently wrote in her Wall Street Journal column, we shouldn’t expect a big...

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November 19th, 2012

Monday Morning Faith | Free Sermon Outlines

In large part, spiritual leaders have done a good job of explaining how to follow Jesus at home and at church, and how to cultivate your personal devotional life. Our focus has been on prayer, Bible study, congregational worship, evangelism, and service. But what does it look like to follow...

June 27th, 2012

Feeling Blah About Work? Don't Blame Your Boss--Get Engaged

Timothy Clark provides good analysis and remedies for workplace blahs. Sure environment can create a difficult work environment, but Clark like the Bible lands the solution on the unengaged worker, not the boss or environment. He offers us good advice when we can’t find where we file our...

October 7th, 2011

Labor Day Reflections on Work

Labor Day provides a reminder to consider a Biblical view of labor and work. In this article Dr. Harmon, professor at Grace College and Seminary, writes, "Here in the United States many people regard work as something to be avoided or endured until the next opportunity for recreation. This...