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Work as Worship

Work as Worship

Nursing is my profession, my daily work. But it is also an important way I worship God. For me, work and worship have become like two blades of a scissors; one is useless without the other. I now see that work is a ministry performed before God.In Leap Over a Wall, one of my favorite authors, Eugene Peterson, tells how Saul, God’s anointed leader, decided to take over the responsibility...

Work as Worship

Nursing is my profession, my daily work. But it is also an important way I worship God. For me, work and worship have become like two blades of a scissors; one is useless without the other. I now see that work is a ministry performed before God.In Leap Over a Wall, one of my favorite authors, Eugene Peterson, tells how Saul, God’s anointed leader, decided to take over the responsibility...

Office Politics: Daniel, a Workplace Hero

Office Politics: Daniel, a Workplace Hero

Sometimes I feel like somebody stole my Bible and slipped me a poor substitute. After all, the characters in it seem like strangers. From pulpit after pulpit, they’re portrayed as full-time prophets, priests and ministers—the kind of people who go to seminary and get paid to live a Christian life. In fact, it took me many years to realize that that was not the kind of lifestyle most Bible...

Supervisor-Employee Relationships

Supervisor-Employee Relationships

This article deals with the unique problems experienced by Christians when they supervise others or are employees. In the focus group discussion that formed the basis for part of this chapter, much of our conversation dealt with the supervisor’s perspective. The points that were raised, however, are equally relevant to those who are being supervised. What difference does being a Christian make...

God Calls Us All to Our Work

God Calls Us All to Our Work

All followers of Jesus are called. Individually. In regards to their work. We were created by Jesus Christ to do something eternally significant at work. When we listen for the voice of Jesus and obey His call to a personal work assignment, then we are literally part of fulfilling God's purpose and agenda in the world. But hearing and responding to His voice isn't always a simple process. A...

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Integrity in the Workplace

I wonder if you've noticed that in the last couple of years, integrity in the workplace has become a hot topic? The 1980's were termed the decade of greed and it was characterized by getting everything you could for yourself. And now Corporate America says "How can we...

The Heartiest and Best Employment

It’s a pleasure to have a good employer. It’s a pleasure to have satisfying work. To make a heart commitment to work when conditions are good is fairly easy. On the other hand, it’s sad to see, or to be, people whose hearts aren’t in their work. Either way, in...

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