Faith in Work

91,250 Workday Hours

By Jennifer Mazzola / April 20, 2020 / Comments Off on 91,250 Workday Hours

91,250.  Based on an average life span of 72 years, you will spend 91,250 hours working.  That’s roughly 22.4% of our life, not including overtime.    228,000 hours will be spent sleeping, which means you only get an average of 394,000 hours of life, awake.   In comparison, we spend… 32,100 hours eating 4,320 hours…

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Launching an Online Ministry

By Jennifer Mazzola / April 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Launching an Online Ministry

It was a deep longing in my soul that led me to start an online faith based website in 2016.   At the time, this was all new to me because I knew very little about ministry work or the technology it took to do it online. However, when a life changing moment gave me…

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Purpose in your Occupation

By Jennifer Mazzola / April 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Purpose in your Occupation

How did you end up on your current career path?   We refer to our job as our “occupation”, a word that means “to be taken, seized or occupied.”  This term has both negative and positive connotations.  It can reflect an idea of an all consuming take-over, robbing us of time with family and friends,…

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Work in Isolation

By Jennifer Mazzola / April 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Work in Isolation

  A core part of ABBA’s mission is our drive to help you avoid a lifetime of work without meaning and faith in isolation. On almost every piece of literature we offer, or video we create, you will see or hear the words, “connect with purpose;” followed by “avoid work and faith in isolation.”  …

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Receive the Stillness–It’s a Gift

By ABBA Admin / April 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Receive the Stillness–It’s a Gift

How does one stop a moving train? Not quickly or easily but we serve a God who isn’t limited by our human strengths or understanding. No, on the contrary, in this day of “sheltering in place” many of us are waking up to the fact that God is ALL powerful. He has done the impossible…

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How to Thrive During a Pandemic Part II: Attitude of Gratitude

By Rich Carney / March 30, 2020 / Comments Off on How to Thrive During a Pandemic Part II: Attitude of Gratitude

What makes you anxious?  I got off a Zoom call with a small business employer who had to lay off 49 employees this past week because of the shelter in place order.  Her business is not considered essential but for 49 employees it certainly is and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.…

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How to Thrive During a Pandemic: Take the Next Step Forward

By ABBA Admin / March 24, 2020 / Comments Off on How to Thrive During a Pandemic: Take the Next Step Forward

  How to thrive during a pandemic: take the next step forward   It’s true what they say, you remember where you were when a national or world catastrophe occurs is so true.  I was at work, actually in a meeting when my wife who never calls me at work called: “get to a TV,…

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Spiritually Supporting our Teams

By ABBA Admin / March 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Spiritually Supporting our Teams

“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV)   There is a growing trend of believers who are seeking to…

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Bridging the Divide between Secular and Sacred Work

By ABBA Admin / March 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Bridging the Divide between Secular and Sacred Work

  When entering the conversation of Secular vs Sacred work, we generally mean work that is “done for God” and work that is “done for money.” This is the separation that Jesus set up for us, saying that man can only serve one master. He did not, however, say that those who serve God cannot…

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