At the conclusion of our Good Work series and at the conclusion at the of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, the issue is boiled down to this: What fruit do you bear with your work? What marks your life’s work? Does your life’s work point to all that matters? Paul says at the end of Galatians, “What […]Read more "Good Work: Fruit"
If we were honest, many of us feel “boxed in” by our work. Our work doesn’t energize us. It stifles us. But maybe it isn’t our work…or maybe it is. As we’ve talked about in this series, our work may not be the problem. The way we see work might be the culprit of our […]Read more "Good Work: Identity, Role, and Place"
We’ve all had the gift that sat on the shelf and gathered dust. Maybe we had grand intentions about using the gift, but we never enacted those intentions. It stayed on the shelf until we gave it away. God is a gift giver. God gives gifts to show us who God is and who we […]Read more "Good Work: Gift"
I had a teacher once who was waaaay to excited about the quadratic equation…and derivatives and position and velocity and acceleration. He would teach about these things by singing about them to the tune of ’80’s songs. So picture a song about the quadratic equation in the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” This […]Read more "Good Work: the Best Promotion"
Many of us don’t like our work. Most of us–almost all of us–will spend most of our lives working. And it’s not close. Are we all doomed to a life of work we don’t like? For those of us who like our jobs and our work, might there be something we’re still missing? Long ago in […]Read more "Good Work: Seeing Work Differently"