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Guilt and the Working Mom

Guilt and the Working Mom

I cuddled my five-month-old firstborn, wishing she were awake, wishing the evening were longer. She slept as only a baby can, her soft breath caressing my neck. I wished I could coo to her, watch her smile, laugh, drool — anything. It was 7 p.m. She had done those things earlier with Nana—while I was at work. As I held her and cried, I asked myself, Would she know which one of...

Guilt and the Working Mom

I cuddled my five-month-old firstborn, wishing she were awake, wishing the evening were longer. She slept as only a baby can, her soft breath caressing my neck. I wished I could coo to her, watch her smile, laugh, drool — anything. It was 7 p.m. She had done those things earlier with Nana—while I was at work. As I held her and cried, I asked myself, Would she know which one of...

Work is a Place Where You Live Out Your Faith

Work is a Place Where You Live Out Your Faith

As I look across the landscape of believ­ers today, I see a lot of Christians wrestling with what a true disciple of Christ should look like in the workplace. Somewhere along the way, we've lost our vision for how Christ would con­duct ministry at work. Over the last century, the business culture has been constantly reinventing itself with new technologies and innovations. But Christianity, it...

Prayer as Preparation for Our Work

Prayer as Preparation for Our Work

Modern life militates against prayer as preparation for our daily work. Now that our household is an empty nest, I find time for solitude and spiritual reflection in the morning. When our four children were home, however, my morning model for the chil­dren was “prayer on the run.” Sometime during the day they might see me alone with my Bible, and we finally settled on Sunday...

What To Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

What To Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

Feeling overwhelmed at work can be caused by a wide range of both external and internal factors. Sometimes there’s an easily identifiable reason you’re overwhelmed, but often there are several culprits working together to make you feel like you can barely cope. Let’s take a look at some of the common causes of work stress and what you can do to alleviate the pressure! Unrealistic Expectations at...

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