Work Space: 1
In The Soul Tells a Story, V.H. Wright reminds me that my work is not the be-all and end-all of life. Because my work is writing (which I am passionate about), and because writing is also a form of spiritual discipline for me, this is a difficult message to embrace. Yet it is true. As she says...
Your family is more important than this creative project. The creative project, after all, is something that comes from you, a product of sorts; your partner and kids are other human beings to whom you have made a commitment. So you will carve out a few times in a year when everyone is out of your hair and you can be near the woods. But the rest of the time you will juggle all your loves, some days more successfully than others. The work will still get done. p.78
The work will still get done. And so will the growth-in-God that my work facilitates. And, I suppose if certain things don't get done, that may be okay too.
Family Sculpture with Big Cat and Goat, by Sara, each figure less than a half-inch high. Photo by L.L. Barkat
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Speaking of work, TheHighCalling.org is going on blog tour over the next three days, to bring you special ideas regarding the work space— including many aspects of work and family; gifts and leadership; excellence; integrity; attitude; professional relationships; and service.
Strikes me as a great resource for sermons, talks, and articles. Also, if you'd like to be encouraged, inspired, or revitalized regarding your work right now, consider these whirlwind tour options...
Membership... become a member of TheHighCalling.org
Clever Parable... A Lens on the World
Inspiring Interview... Eugene Peterson, on hearing God
Awesome Article... A Burning Bush Would Be Nice
Other tour rest stops...
Green Inventions Central
Every Square Inch
Chalres Foster Johnson
Have a Great Trip!!