3 Problems When We Tie Our Identity to Our Work

3 Problems When We Tie Our Identity to Our Work

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What questions do you normally ask someone when you meet them for the first time? My guess is that after asking their name, one of the most likely questions you ask is, “What do you do for work?”. But have you noticed how people often respond? Not by saying, “I work as a lawyer”, but “I am a lawyer”. We live in a world of “I am what I do”, where our identity is tied to our work. 
2 moves towards building a better relationship with our workmates

2 Moves Towards Building a Better Relationship with Your Workmates

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When two sinful people work together, it’s inevitable that we’ll rub one another up the wrong way. That’s perhaps the starting point to building great working relationships with our colleagues—recognising that challenges and frustrations with colleagues will always be a feature of work this side of eternity.  But that doesn’t mean we should simply resign ourselves to this fact and just “suck it up”. The world will encourage us to respond by moving away, and that does make sense, but it’s not what God would want us to do. 
Loving My Lola Through Dementia

Loving My Lola Through Dementia

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I love you very much. These were some of the last words I whispered to Lola before she passed away.
I Live with Bipolar, and It's Ok.

I Live with Bipolar, And It's Okay

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I was diagnosed on the day of university commencement. My mum remembers seeing balloons streaming from the ceiling, celebrating the intake of freshman students. Mere hours before, we had come out of my psychiatrist’s office with a new label—bipolar 2.
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Jacob and Jaclyn: Extending Hospitality Amidst Pain

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It was two weeks before the wedding and everything was running like clockwork— just as how Jacob and Jaclyn Lau had expected. Jaclyn, 29, was waiting excitedly outside the arrival gates of Changi Airport when her phone rang. It was Jacob. He had been admitted to the A&E after experiencing a lack of coordination on his legs.

Losing My Mum to Cancer: Seeing the Good (& God) in Suffering

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I lost my mother to cancer last July. She was only 60. Having to literally watch my mother die was the most painful experience of my 27 years of existence.

When My Baby Died (Inside of Me)

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The first time I witnessed a mother mourn her dead child was at my uncle’s funeral. Since then, I had not heard anyone mourn like that, until 20 years later—when the same howls emerged from my mouth.
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How to Come Out as a Christian at Work

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It’s scary to be a Christian in today’s workplace. If anyone finds out that we’re a Christian, there’s a good chance they will automatically assume we are haters, bigots, and racists. We will have awkward conversations defending our views on religion. So it’s natural that we want to  stay quiet, never let anyone know that we’re a Christian, and avoid any talk about Jesus.
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Daryl and Gina: A Couple Called to Two Different Countries

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She spent a year befriending women in the red light district of a Chinese city, hoping to be a bearer of God’s eternal light; while he served on the fringes of Thailand for four years at a shelter for needy children.  Separately, Gina Chan and Daryl Tay had returned to Singapore in 2018, for an “involuntary break” from overseas missions, expecting to jump back into the field they each felt called to after a year at the Singapore Bible College (SBC).  But God had other plans.