It’s hard to say ‘no’ to genuine needs. Businesses are struggling to find staff. Churches are crying out for volunteer helpers. Charities are meeting the needs of those who need help. But, we can’t say yes to everything.
The Sabbath, a day of rest, is God’s foundation for our work. It guards us against the powerful idol of making our work the center of meaning for our lives, protecting us from defining ourselves from our work. But in our 24/7 culture, have we forgotten to trust God when it comes to this important principle?
There’s no denying we’re in the midst of crisis like we’ve never experienced in our lifetime and chaos, confusion and angst has surged as a consequence.
Sabrina Peters, a pastor and blogger from Perth, shares that it’s normal to experience a range of emotions – from fear to anger, worry to anxiety. But in every situation God wants us to remain steadfast in our faith, mentally strong and emotionally stable.
Dr Omar Djoeandy believes we are setting ourselves up for disappointment by always craving for more if we get our definition of success wrong.
With such eagerness, we all waved goodbye to 2020 and invited the ‘fresh start’ that 2021 promised… But as time passes, there’s an unspoken sense of uncertainty.
So, how do you live a life that is worthy of Christ’s call on our lives? Dr Eliezer Gonzalez shares the advice from the apostle Paul.
The pandemic era, for most working people, has been defined by disruption and uncertainty. But whether you lost a job, worked from home, or faced big changes in your workplace, this year may well have got you wondering whether your job is really giving you fulfillment.
John Sikkema, Executive Chairman of Halftime Australia, shares how this crisis might actually be the perfect time to find fulfillment in a job you actually love.
Work is a big part of life and always has been. But the always-on technologies and office-in-our-pocket are making it harder than ever to switch off.
You don’t burn out by serving too much, you burn out by not filling up. Burn out has very little do with working too hard (or too much), and more to do with who’s the source of your energy.
Most of us spend our days rushing around from here to there, then we fall in bed at night, totally exhausted, having accomplished little or nothing.
Pastor Jeff Vines shares that the events of 2020 have given us the perfect opportunity to reset our lives and change the way we do things for the better.
Whatever our position or circumstances, the future is something we’re all thinking about a lot at the moment. If you’re a businessperson of any kind, the future is even more of a pressing concern.
Nick Vujicic shares that some of your considerations may be short-term. “How will I pay my employees and myself this week?” Some may be longer-term. “How can I keep my business secure in these profoundly uncertain times?” But your worries and fears all boil down to one simple question. What do I do next?
Whether you’re dealing with a change in personal circumstances, or the disruption of this global pandemic, the language and attitude we adopt will help us to determine what happens next.
For many of us the idea of working from home can seem like a dream – no rush hour commute to the office, stay in your PJs all day and nobody is watching when you take a sneaky snooze on the sofa during your lunch break. But that’s not always the reality.
Business owners often navigate uncharted territory, facing setbacks of many kinds. But have you noticed that some leaders grow from mistakes and challenges while others recede into the background? The questions you ask when you are faced with significant issues in your business can make all the difference.
Checking email at all hours. Catching up on work every weekend. Feeling like you should be doing something productive when you rest.
If you’ve ever been caught in the modern malady of overwork and hyper-productivity, you’re not alone. And this article is for you.
A certain amount of stress is good for us as business people. Stress motivates us, engages our thinking, utilises our analytic skills and forces us to act.
However, too much stress is counterproductive and leads to overwhelm, anxiety and physical health problems.
We are being told that sitting is killing us! Yet 50% of Australian workers have jobs that involve sitting at least some of the time. On average Australians sit for 10 hours or more per day.
Most of us want to live meaningful lives. Sheridan Voysey believes if we view our jobs as just a wage that people might soon become annoyances to us. But when we see our jobs as an opportunity to love, the most everyday tasks become holy enterprises.
We aim to model our lives after Jesus, but did you know that at the end of the day, all that matters to Him is whether you’ve said “yes.” What matters to God goes against our usual logic, it undermines our ideas about economics, and challenges our normal ideas of what’s fair or not.
Too often we can get caught down in the bog of every day life and the never ending ‘to do’ list – both in work and in our personal lives.
We sit in front of computers, not under trees and rarely take time to notice the grandeur of God’s world and of those we share it with.
Author Christine Sine shares six ways to get out of the ‘rut’ and take notice of the awe-inspiring beauty that God has created, and get you feeling balanced again.
The pressure of running a business can start to build up and soon you find yourself coming to work with a heaviness that is difficult to shrug off. While it can be tempting to focus all your time and attention on the business, it is essential that you take care of yourself and find the support you need to improve your mental health.
What happens when Christian business owners start to make decisions about how they run their business without first determining the overarching purpose of their company?
Like many business owners, John Sikkema had become caught in the chase of business success without first asking the why.
There is a cost to giving. At it’s worst that cost is burnout—the emotional (and often physical) collapse of someone who has spent too long pouring out without filling up.
Sheridan Voysey shares practical tips on the signs to look out for that you’re heading towards burnout, and how to stop it from going further.
For many Australian families, Christmas is a time for celebration, family, friends and gift-giving. . . but inevitably, it can be costly!
With festive purchases like food, entertainment and presents, it is the season of spending for the average Australian.
Recent scientific discoveries claim that laughter reduces pain, increases job performance, connects people emotionally, and improves the flow of oxygen to the heart and brain.
It reduces pain and allows us to tolerate discomfort.
It reduces blood sugar levels, increasing glucose tolerance in diabetics and nondiabetics alike.
It can improve your job performance, especially if your work depends on creativity and solving complex problems.