Why work?

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Yes, I wonder about that question too. One of the most famous musings on the subject was written by Dorothy L. Sayers–better known to many of us as the author of the Lord Peter Wimsey series of detective novels–over seventy years ago, in 1942. She wrote in a different time and place–wartime Britain, full of [Read More...]

Dear God, please help me choose a major

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I remembered my own struggles with that very question when I read a recent article on the Missio blog of the Washington Institute for Faith, Culture, and Vocation.  Author Drew Moser of Taylor University wrote about a student whose search for a major sounded all too familiar: Ethan was an exemplary Taylor University student—winsome, well [Read More...]

What’s wrong with “do what you love?”

We’ve said it for so long to graduating college seniors it’s become almost gospel. Do what you love. Do what you’re passionate about. Don’t settle for just a job. Follow your dreams. But is this wisdom or just hot air? Gordon Marino recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about his experience at St. Olaf College in [Read More...]

Does blue-collar work have any meaning?

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Today guest contributor Larry Saunders writes about moving from the white-collar to the blue-collar workplace—and back to the white-collar world because his blue-collar work failed to fulfill.  Does his experience sound like yours?  How and where have you found meaning in work? What would you say to him? There was never a doubt in my [Read More...]

Three strategies to align your talents and your dreams

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We love our friends at The High Calling here on the Patheos Faith and Work Channel, and we hope you check out their blog often for the helpful, practical tips about everyday life, work, and the spiritual journey that they offer. THC also has a much more extensive website of their own at thehighcalling.org, where [Read More...]

The top ten pain points people face at work

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These come to us from Doug Spada at WorkLife.org. You can read more about them and their resources in yesterday’s post here on MISSION:WORK. TOP 10 PAIN POINTS PEOPLE FACE AT WORK Compiled from surveys of over 6000 workers just like you. 1. I am unable to manage my time without being distracted by unfocused [Read More...]


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