Category: Purpose

November 22, 2023
How Our Earthly Labor Embodies Heavenly Good

For many of us there is little pleasure in work. We need employment in order to provide for our most basic needs. John Pletcher turns to the biblical story to encourage us to see positives in our daily endeavours: "Four questions might prompt us to see the heavenly good in our earthly work: Photo […]

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October 25, 2023
Work, Rest, and Play

This thoughtful article reminds us of the theology behind the circumstances of work, rest, and play, noting that as humans we have limits and work is a reflection of our love for God. Our omnipotent God does not need us to do his work. "As important as work is, work isn’t meant to define us. […]

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October 19, 2023

From Revive Our Hearts*, Bob Lepine interviews author Kelly Needham about her book, "Purposefooled: why chasing your dreams, finding your calling, and reaching for greatness will never be enough" (Thomas Nelson, 2023). An encouraging discussion that reminds us to keep our focus on the One in whose image we are made and in whom lies […]

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September 6, 2023
Practical Tips for the Corporate Mom Life (guest post by Causha Jolly)

Further to the Corporate Working Moms podcast, this article provides handy suggestions for managing the work/life balance challenge, such as how to get dinner on the table...or "How do you balance sports/extra-curricular activities? For this season in life we found our family works best with one sport at a time.  Ultimately this means each […]

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September 6, 2023
Corporate working mums

A frank discussion about the emotional and practical realities of managing motherhood and work expectations. "Remember who you are in Christ, remember that you are called, remember that you are a daughter of the most high and never doubt that."  Image : Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

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August 28, 2023
Neither Barbie Nor Ken - A Barbie Movie Review

The Barbie movie is generating some interesting conversations since its release a few weeks ago. Amy Peeler reviews issues the film raises and suggests that good discussions can ensue, pointing to the biblical purpose for women and men that affirms both genders. "Moviegoers might have been driven to Barbie by nostalgia, or controversy, or simply […]

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August 10, 2023
Love is Not a “To-Do” List

A thoughtful article showing how we can look to Jesus' example in his earthly ministry to find balance in our overwrought world of busyness. "I love a to-do list so much that my brain likes to think everything in life–including following Jesus–needs to be broken down into smaller tasks so that they can be checked […]

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July 17, 2023
Work as Worship

It can be easy to separate our Christian and secular lives, particularly where work is concerned. As well as causing us stress as we try to manage both, we need to remember as Elise Kouros explains, that everything we do should honour God. "Work has intrinsic value to God and can, by itself, be an […]

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June 7, 2023
Exhaustion – The New Midlife Crisis

A timely and helpful look at the common experience of many who are feeling pressured by their daily "to do list " and a reassurance that change is possible. "Yet the workplace is not the only culprit. Many of us are exhausted because of the expectations of modern parenting. We feel the need to drive […]

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May 15, 2023
Does Singleness Waste My Sexuality?

A thoughtful article by author Sam Allberry, reminding us to keep a gospel-focus on both marriage and singleness. "7 Myths about Singleness Sam Allberry This book responds to 7 common misconceptions about singleness, helping everyone—married and unmarried alike—value the unique opportunities that singleness affords to contribute to the flourishing of the church as a whole." Does Singleness Waste […]

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April 27, 2023
Who Do You Belong To?

We might consider that our sense of identity comes from within us. Dr Rosner examines the concept of looking outwards rather than inwards, and also explains the Christian understanding of looking up towards God for a more complete understanding of identity. "The first thing to say is that all human beings live stories. Our identity […]

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March 6, 2023
When Life Doesn’t Go to Plan

Presenter and author Sheridan Voysey speaks of longing and disappointment but suggests that may be part of a reorientation of our plans. "There’s a wonderful proverb: Hope deferred makes the heart sick. And gosh, we now know that when that hope is deferred and deferred and deferred, and another month and another month and another […]

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