2 results for tag: joy


A Dream Factory from Hell: When Can Your Dreams Steal Your Joy?

There’s a lot of encouragement to dream big, but more important than the size of the dream is where it’s really coming from and why. Is your dream really God’s vision for your life? Not all dreams bring life. The wrong dream rising from the wrong place will suffocate joy rather than create it. For nine years my dream was to earn a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Vanderbilt University, replace my mentor as the Chaplain at my alma mater, and teach in the Religion Department. Nothing could dissuade or sidetrack me. I spent a ridiculous amount of money, moved my family twice, and sacrificed almost everything for this dream. Eventually, the hard ...

The #1 Reason Why We Become Mindless Zombies at Work

If you add all the time spent at workplace, commuting to and from work and add in the time spent thinking about, preparing for, or conducting work-related activities in and outside of work, work consumes a significant amount of your life – about 30% by some estimates. Now, here is what alarms me. Recent studies by Gallup report 13% of employees are happy at work worldwide (around 30% in U.S). In other words, globally, almost 9 out of 10 people dislike or hate their job. Frankly speaking, I too have suffered from countless days feeling robbed from a sense of purpose, meaning, and joy from work. As a Christian, I have wrestled with the idea of ...