Beware of Three-Second Distractions

Here’s a surprising fact (or maybe not): even a 3-second distraction can screw you up, especially at work: Researchers asked 300 Michigan State University undergrads to complete a tedious computer exercise in which subjects needed to remember exactly where they were in a precise sequence of tasks. The researchers evilly programmed interruptions to occur after [Read More...]

Finding Simplicity at Work?

Simplicity: it’s not easy to find. Over at The High Calling, Ann Kroeker explores finding simplicity at work. Is it even possible? In a high-tech, high-speed world that feels complicated, distracting, and overwhelming, is it any wonder that people are seeking to simplify? Even the president of the United States realizes the wisdom in simplicity. In [Read More...]

Vocations from the Vision to the Gallery

I always perk up when I see the word “vocation” in an unexpected place, and it popped up in the New York Times recently, in a piece about what an art curator does. So if you’ve ever been interested in that question, read on: How did you decide to become a curator? I loved art, but [Read More...]

The Cross and our Work: A Meditation for Good Friday

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Today is Good Friday, the day Christians remember the death of Jesus on the cross and its meaning. Usually, on this day, I find a quiet place to read one of the gospel accounts of Jesus’ crucifixion, a place where I can focus, reflect, and pray. But, today I find myself in a very different [Read More...]


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