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 13th, 2014

Overworking Is Not God's Idea

J.B. Wood is a business exec who writes about the challenges of integrating his spiritual life with his professional life in corporate America. When I saw his post entitled “Six Ways to Take Your Micro-Sabbatical,” I knew it was something I needed to ponder. You see, I come...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
February 27th, 2014

Always On, Never Done? Don't Blame Your Smartphone

Professionals, managers and executives who carry a smartphone for work report interacting with work 13.5 hours every workday (72 hours per week including weekend work), according to the Center for Creative Leadership. This doesn't leave much time for family and recreation -- not to mention...

October 19th, 2013

How to Humanize the Workplace

Overworking employees to the point of exhaustion is treating them like cogs in a machine -- not fully human people who need rest and leisure. This article from The Gospel Coalition discusses how to bring the humanizing influence of the gospel to your workplace.

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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...

September 19th, 2011

CDC Reports Increasing Job Stress

CDC reports on the growing epidemic of job stress, confirming that occupational pressures are the leading source of stress for American adults. Three-fourths of employees believe that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago.