Tag Archives | Work

When Getting Away Isn’t

The summer vacation has been downgraded – again. First it became a staycation, with people opting for local entertainment as a way to save money. Now, according to a Consumer Reports article, tight finances and fears over job security are prompting 35 percent of workers to say they don’t plan to take a vacation at […]

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Easing the Financial Pain

Just about everyone is feeling the pain of our troubled economy. The extreme manifestations make headlines – suicides and murders that are somehow tied to financial problems. For most people, there’s just a nagging sense of financial anxiety. An ABC News article mentioned a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web site dedicated […]

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The Power of Gratitude

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” – 1 Timothy 6:6-8 Every day of our lives, we are the unwitting recipients of countless messages designed to foster […]

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Controlling What We Can Control

Eight in ten Americans feel stressed about money, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association. Nearly 60 percent of respondents say they are concerned about job stability, while 50 percent say they are increasingly concerned about their ability to provide for their family’s basic needs. How are people responding to the stress brought […]

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“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” – Colossians 3:23 More than half of all U.S. workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. That’s the conclusion of a recent Conference Board survey.  And which aspect of their work do you think people are most unhappy […]

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Labor Pains

“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.” – Proverbs 23:4 The many Biblical warnings related to wealth do not mean that the Bible discourages hard work.  To the contrary, we’re told that we are to work with all our heart (Colossians 3:23) and that those who do not […]

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