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Found in translation
It No Longer Takes decades of life in the working world for most people to see the full range employment highs and lows. From first-job joy, to overwork or underemployment, to suddenly being made redundant or sacked (the British say "laid off" so colorfully), to ready to give up the search.
My guess is, if you're out of work—or questioning the meaning of cubicle life, or retirement—you might find it cold comfort to be told, "Hey, God always has work for you." Or, "It's really not about having a job, but about being what God made you to be." As otherworldly as those lines can sound at times, I've had opportunities to squeeze some truth out of them.
My own calendar-quote-of-the-day truism? "Your only real job, ever, is translator." Several years ago I was laid off as the result of a reorganization. I was clueless about what to do next. Pound the bricks? Change careers? What I did have was a sunny front porch and a chair (and, OK, a supportive wife who still had a job). That porch proved to be a perfect place for thinking and praying. Early on that summer, a thought came with force: This is your work. Do it.
Found in translation
with contributions from Ellen Austin, Susan Sykes, Ellen Moore Thompson, Janet M. Lytle, Mary Beeman
ITEMS of INTEREST
with contributions from Eileen E. Flynn
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
By J. Thomas Black
There's a PLACE for you
By Sarah C. Nelson
I can be happy wherever God leads me
By Veronica Mikkelsen
STABLE employment through PRAYER
By Michael Taylor
Work with what God gives you
By Beverly Peake
HOPE —a light that brings healing
By Judith Hardy Olson
Jesus' triumph—and its fulfillment
By Barbara Vining
A desire in my heart
By Katherine DeGrow
Safe from sports injuries
By Beverly Goldsmith
A prism of spiritual gifts
By Shelly Richardson
South Africa sings a new song
By Kim Shippey
Prayer eliminates the need for Caesarean delivery
Gratitude plays a key role in healing