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Labor Day 2017 Offers 'Kairos Moment,' U.S. Bishops Say
Labor Day 2017 Offers 'Kairos Moment,' U.S. Bishops Say

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Labor Day weekend offers an opportunity to identify and support cooperative initiatives that honor workers, ensure safe working conditions and provide just wages, says the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Men Hold Most Clergy Roles; Women Other Religious Positions
Men Hold Most Clergy Roles; Women Other Religious Positions

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Less than a quarter of U.S. clergy positions were held by women in 2016, but they filled more than half of religious activities and education director positions and nearly two-thirds of all other religious worker roles.

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5 Ways You Can Avoid On-The-Job Burnout
5 Ways You Can Avoid On-The-Job Burnout

By: Stacy Sergent
Our society encourages and praises workaholism, but working too much and neglecting our own needs inevitably leads to burnout. Here are five ways you can care for yourself on the job.

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Our Workaholic Busyness Keeps Us from Sabbath
Our Workaholic Busyness Keeps Us from Sabbath

By: Guy Sayles
Many of us acquiesce to the fearful lie that our worth is inseparably bound up with our work. It's an insidious form of bondage that keeps us from the command and invitation to observe the Sabbath.

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Easing the Burden on Our Stressed-Out Families
Easing the Burden on Our Stressed-Out Families

By: Matt Sapp
In our fast-paced society, you can either take care of your family financially or you can actually be there to take care of your family. For a growing percentage of the population, you can't do both.

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Inching Closer to Achieve Work-Life Balance for All
Inching Closer to Achieve Work-Life Balance for All

By: Zach Dawes
After two national politicians - one from each party - cited family priorities over their career ambitions, have we finally turned a corner toward a more productive conversation on work-life balance?

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Finishing the Work
That may be as clear a picture as we get in this life of what Christ has done for us. He came to us, loved us, and set us on fire with the light that he was. He died for us, rose again, and made a way between earth and heaven, so that someday we can follow him into the Father’s eternal presence. For now, here we are, sent as he was sent, to light up the world he loves.
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What Jesus Said...About Abundnt Life
Now, here’s the question... how can you have abundant life – joyful, jubilant, triumphal, exhilarating life (after all, that’s what the word abundant means) – when your days are spent just getting by – laboring, sweating, working, worrying – under such an oppressive system? What did Jesus mean and how does he provide such a thing? And how does what he said – “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” – translate from his world to ours?
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The Lord's Prayer Urges Us to Focus on Common Good
The Lord's Prayer Urges Us to Focus on Common Good
Jesus taught us to pray for bread. That prayer is about more than meeting individual needs; it's about all of us. We pray not just for our own needs, but the needs of the world.
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What do you do when the dance is done?
Still... what do you do when the dance is done? I mean after you’ve had that good, long sigh. After the Sunday afternoon nap. With the afterglow of such a wonderful occasion still warming your heart, what do you do next? How in the world do you follow up? You go back to work, that’s what you do.
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What a Balance Ball Can Teach You about Work-Life Balance
What a Balance Ball Can Teach You about Work-Life Balance
Balance balls can be great for your posture, but they have other benefits. They can remind us how vital it is to keep our professional, spiritual and personal lives balanced.
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18 Resources for Labor Day Reflection from EthicsDaily.com
18 Resources for Labor Day Reflection from EthicsDaily.com
Labor Day weekend offers ministers an opportunity to discuss Christian perspectives on work, and EthicsDaily.com's columnists have written nearly 20 articles on the subject.
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Put Your Energy into Being Someone, Not Something
Put Your Energy into Being Someone, Not Something
Many people identify themselves by what they do. But some in nontraditional work roles struggle with self-esteem if they feel they don't measure up. The key? Focus on who you are.
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Will Your Church Connect with Sunday Workers?
Will Your Church Connect with Sunday Workers?

There's one factor that pulls some millennials away from church. Many, including millennials, work on Sundays. Does your church have a be-the-church mindset or go-to-church mindset?

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What God Had in Mind When Creating Work
What God Had in Mind When Creating Work
Work was God's idea, but not work that lacks purpose and that substitutes metrics and money for love and relationships. God's work for us involves care for creation, culture and neighbors.
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When the Going Gets Tough
If I want advice about keeping my car running smoothly, I’ll go to a mechanic. If I’m concerned about my health, I’ll talk to a physician. If I want to know how to deal with adversity, I can do no better than to consider the words of Paul and the life of the One to whom Paul gave his life.
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How to Balance Work and Life
How to Balance Work and Life

Yes, you can balance work and life. But chances are, if you're an entrepreneur or a Gen Y-er, you blurred those lines so long ago that they're nearly impossible to separate

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