Hit the Break!

Hit the Break!

Burnout is on the rise due to the constant demands of life. We keep our foot on the gas pedal, rewarded by going and going. What do we do when it all seems like too much? What do we do with the signs of burnout?  According to Jesus, sometimes a person must take their...
Things to Do Until Jesus Comes

Things to Do Until Jesus Comes

An insignificant event from many years ago keeps coming to mind. It was a denominational gathering of ministers and others that, of course, involved a hearty dinner. At the conclusion, the facilitator asked everyone to encircle the room, join hands and sing: “We’ll...
Workaholism and Greed

Workaholism and Greed

There’s only one addiction for which we are praised – overworking. With every other addiction, concerned others are looking to put you into a clinic or into a recovery program, but if your addiction is work, generally it’s seen as virtue. I know of what I speak. I’m a...
Letting Go of the Bootstrap Myth

Letting Go of the Bootstrap Myth

The gospel of self-sufficiency reigns supreme in the U.S. We are culturally enamored with the idea of pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps, working one’s way from rags to riches, and earning well-deserved success. The term “hustle culture” refers to the increased...