Women & Work

(Re)considering the Proverbial Woman 

Proverbs 31:10-31. Have you ever felt a little bludgeoned by the story of the Proverbs 31 woman? How is it, exactly, that she does so much? Is this poem in the Bible encouraging us to give up sleep to be more productive?  Perhaps the lens we’ve used to judge ourselves by this proverbial woman’s example […]

5 Ways to Love Colleagues Remotely

I’ve been working remotely for a year now, and it doesn’t seem like we’ll be getting back into the office for a while yet. I’m struggling to find ways to love my colleagues. Before, we could chat in little breaks throughout the day. But now I feel distant from them, and I can’t think of […]

How to think about work when… you get overlooked & passed over.

You’ve done the work, and it was good. But, boy, it would sure be nice for someone to recognize it once in a while. How hard is it to just say, “good job?” or “here’s a raise!” anyway? (Okay, maybe “good job” is enough for now.) It’s hard to keep on doing the good work […]

How to think about work when… you’re sick.

There is never a good time to get sick. But right now feels like a particularly bad one. Perhaps there is work on your plate that only you can do, work that really must be done very soon. Maybe you work remotely, which is great — until it means you are expected to show up […]

Why You Need a Hard Stop

Many of us live each day like it is. We squander the time we intended to spend on a task being distracted by lesser things. Then, we let the work bleed into margins we really wanted to give to something else.

This is why you need a hard stop—an appointed time for each major task or each day of work—when you will say, “That’s enough for now,” and walk away, even if it’s not as done as you’d like.

Every Woman Works

There is no work-free option. Our culture tells us that we work hard so we can play or relax later. In Christ, we rest in his finished work, allowing all we do to flow from our already-not-yet rest in Him.

The First Worker

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. – Genesis 1:2  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.  And on the seventh day God finished His work […]

Keeping An Eye On Envy

// ENVY // Let’s talk about envy. The dictionary defines it as: 1.     A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. 2.     A desire to have a quality, possession, or other desirable attribute belonging to (someone else). Ex: “He envied people who did not have to work on […]