ChristAlive! Archives: Workplace & Family Life Balance

When I retired, I tried to focus on adding to my nest egg, but after two and a half years things fell apart. The company I had thought to be ordained by God was failing, and I had six months until layoff. Then I had to have an open lung biopsy. Suddenly, my focus changed to what was happening to me.
How often do I say, “I’m too busy”? Do I accept, or even choose, a life of busyness? Do I prefer busyness to spending time with the Lord?
Coming from the pros, this coach had experienced great success because he was working with young men who already had a solid foundation and were ready for the expertise he had to impart. However, at the college level, there was no foundation to build upon...
When we walk into a dark room we don’t have a switch that turns off the darkness, we have a light switch that overcomes the darkness. Instead of wishing we could turn off the darkness, we should focus on turning on the light.
What choices and decisions will you make to ensure Christ lives fully within you?
After losing my job in March 2012, I was broke, discouraged and burned out. I felt like I needed something different. A few months later, a good friend presented a business opportunity for me to consider. I would be in business for myself yet working with a team. I was excited and said, “Yes!”
Making a commitment to daily prayer during my first Challenge Weekend while still unwilling to make small personal sacrifices, I began praying in my car while driving to work. I thought, "Why take prime time? I have to drive to work anyway.” Then I began setting aside what I consider the best and first part of the day for daily prayer.
The women’s ministry at our church periodically recruits women to participate in spiritually enriching programs. As Coordinator, I congratulated the ministry team on the registration they had successfully obtained. However, the Marketing Coordinator expressed her disappointment at the number of participants...
Some say Romans is one of the more difficult books of the Bible to understand. However, when one reads that Christ calls us to be a living sacrifice, what could be clearer? Jesus wants ALL of us - our time, resources, talents and even our very bodies.
Our real estate company went through major downsizing a few years ago from approximately twenty employees to the broker, my husband (Doug) and me... Doug and I knew we couldn’t work from home. We talked, looked for office space, and prayed about what we should do.

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