Work at your play

by Barnabas Piper
Posted 10/12/12, 09:52 am

“Play is the work of a child.” So went the slogan at the preschool my older daughter attended one year. And so the school provided means of play for the students who were multi-sensory, literary, imaginative, and physically active. While the children played they actually were stretching and working all parts of their minds and bodies. It’s no wonder kids are so tired after a long day of play.

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Wastebaskets in heaven?

Vocation | A practical application of the Lord's Prayer
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/07/12, 01:00 am

Will there be wastebaskets and garbage cans in heaven?

The question is not as frivolous as it sounds. It's rooted in the question about how much of our activity in the here and now might have been eliminated if Adam and Eve had successfully resisted the fall into sin that spoiled everything.

We're all pretty much agreed, I suppose, that oncologists and divorce lawyers will be unemployed once God's people enter their heavenly state. So will funeral directors, and the manufacturers of Roundup, flea collars, and aspirin.

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The unified life

Vocation | Monday through Saturday are not secular days for the Christian but days of service to God
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/19/10, 08:43 am

Some 100 pages into 48 Days to the Work You Love, author Dan Miller lists sentences not to put on a resumé. Among them are: "I am a rabid typist," "Worked party-time as an office assistant," "My experience in horticulture is well-rooted," and "With my obsession for detail, I make sure to cross my i's and dot my t's." A line like "Experienced in all faucets of accounting" would work only among Washington big-spenders.

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