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Rediscovering “Work” with Purpose

September 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Family Life, God's Will

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Rediscovering “Work” with Purpose   Labor Day marks the end of the summer season for Americans as it represents a return to work and school for many. In particular, it is meant to serve as a tribute for the contributions and achievements of American workers. While the day is marked mostly by families having parties and barbecues in the more accommodating September weather, it should be a moment... Read More

My Spiritual Growth Efforts Don’t Seem to Get Results. Help!

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I pray and do many good works. But, the labor and work I put into spiritual growth doesn’t seem to get any results. Help!!!!!!   OUR LORD FREQUENTLY described his kingdom, the growth of his lordship in each heart and in the world, by comparing it to plants. The mustard seed (see Matthew 13:31), the farmer’s field (see Matthew 13:24), the sower who sowed seed on various types of soil (see... Read More

Take Jesus to Work Because the Devil Will be There

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“Business is business,” as the saying goes. It sometimes means to check Jesus at the door. Outside of religious organizations, the chain of command does not usually recognize God as the real CEO. What’s God got to do with business? After all, not everyone even believes in him. So, why should God have a place in the workday?  A big reason is because the devil never calls in sick for work.  He... Read More

Does God care about my job or where I work?

January 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Discernment

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Dear Father Edward, I am confused. The questioner in your post on discernment wrote, “I know God is not in the employment business, nor is he that concerned with how we make a living. His concern is for our soul.” Could you respond to this statement? If this is true, then it certainly seems as though it doesn’t matter the type of job that this person gets, and that there is no need... Read More

I have been out of work and am struggling with discernment…

December 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Discernment, God's Will, Suffering

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Dear Father Edward, I have been out of work for a while. I know God is not in the employment business, nor is he that concerned with how we make a living. His concern is for our soul. That said, I’m told I will know God’s will … and that he is leading me to something just right for me. But how do we know the direction he’s leading us in? And how do we pray about this …... Read More

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