Articles

via Bill Peel
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
August 1st, 2014

Working For the Weekend? Time to Reframe What Work Means.

Rest (Sabbath) reframes what work is supposed to be. Work and rest are meant to work in tandem, but all too often they are seen as opposites.  When most Americans think about rest, they have one thing in mind, the weekend.  We  push hard all week, and in doing so push rest and restoration...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
March 22nd, 2013

Tech's Best Feature: The Off Switch

Could you survive without your phone for an entire day? In this Harvard Business Review Blog, Tiffany Shlain tells how her family takes a technology “day of rest” --no cell phones, computers, gps, iPads, etc. The benefits are many and worth pondering. Have you taken a "technology shabbat”?...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
September 29th, 2011

Work and Rest According to Jesus

Religious leaders in Jesus’ time had a long list of rules for the Sabbath. When questioned about the Sabbath, Jesus did not respond by dismissing it. Instead, He redefined it. The Sabbath is a blessing from God -- one we will only enjoy when we understand it correctly. Download this audio...

September 19th, 2011

"Seeing Work as Your Mission"

In an excerpt from his new book, The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath, Senator Joe Lieberman shares his views of work and rest from a Jewish perspective.