It's Off to Work We Go: Episode 187
Aug 25, 2011
Life in the working world, plus an exploration of “calling” and a question about maximizing your gifts in marriage. Featured musical artist: Building 429
Did Your Career Choose You?
Our roundtable this week is a delightful assortment of workers. We've got recent college grads, execs, creatives, content managers and more. Everyone brings to the table a rich résumé of experience, giftings, longings and personalities. What have we learned in the process of shaping our careers? Did we choose them or did they choose us? What were our expectations going in, and how have they changed? What are some of the latest career trends, both for job hunting and job satisfaction? (Did you know that 89 percent of companies today are using social media for recruiting? Are you following Boundless, Focus on the Family and other companies you love on Twitter and Facebook to stay in the loop?) This roundtable is all about work and the people who do it (that's you). Listen in.
Courage and Calling
Gordon Smith lives on an island off the coast of Canada. He teaches, writes and lectures while his wife gets her fill of art, agriculture and all the things she's into. You might say they've found their calling. Smith is the author of Courage and Calling, an exploration of how our passions and giftings are meant to shape and direct us vocationally and spiritually. He offers some great insight whether we're floundering, finding ourselves or are firmly ensconced in what we love.
Will Marriage Make Me Forfeit My Call
She's called to marriage and family, but admits that she fears losing a bit of herself in the process of becoming one with someone else. She has leadership gifts and skills, and feels a specific calling upon her life even now to use these things in certain ways. Will she be able to once she's a wife and mother? What will she have to give up, and will she struggle to maintain her unique identity amid the new sacrifices and responsibilites of family? Candice has been there and shares some encouragement and wisdom for this young leader.