Tag Archives: Work

Work Without Faith…

  “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain that you rise up early, and go late to rest, eating the bread of … more »

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Discerning Wheat From Weeds

In Ecclesiastes 2:17-26, “The “Preacher” is essentially saying: “I hate my work; I will work all the days of my life, and for what? To hand it off to someone else? He could be a fool for all I know. … more »

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Work Well to Rest Well

Growing up, my folks instilled in me a respect for Sunday, the Lord’s day; though not as extreme as some of my friends at church. Our morning usually consisted of Sunday school, church, and then the same fried chicken and … more »

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Commanded to Rest

Rest. I am unsure if today’s culture even understands what rest means. I know, at least, that my personal definition is skewed. In Deuteronomy 5:12-15 God commands his people to do one thing: rest. Any and all people and animals … more »

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Rest: Making the Top Ten

 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.”  — Deut. 5:12-14 (NLT) … more »

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Vocations as Sacramental Signposts

I began with the sainted story of California. Like all of life, and the history of every people and every place, the story of California is a complex one, even a messy one. On the one hand, what we know … more »

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Walking the Length and Breadth of the Land

  Two chapters after God forcibly scattered mankind from their congregation around the Tower of Babel, Abram and his kinsmen, Lot, choose not to remain together and to separate from one another. Their parting is amicable; Abram tells Lot, “Please let there … more »

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Ruth In, Syrians Out

In and through the sheltering and kind presence of God, Ruth is given the grace to devote herself fully to work.  The scripture says, “So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except a short rest.” … more »

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The Other Four Letter Word: Rest

I am busy “You look tired, Deacon Shannon.” “I am tired,” Shannon replied.  “I am very busy,” he added. This briefly captures my conversation with a brother at our church one Wednesday night.  (Earlier that evening, I noticed him dozing off … more »

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Missio on Joseph: 20% Battery Life Remaining – Do You Want to Enter Low Power Mode?

The frantic blare of an air horn awakens me and welcomes me to Sunday morning.  The life of a youth worker at a church. 5:30 am, pray tell, how did you arrive so quickly? The 4 hours of sleep I … more »

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