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So why do we call this website “St. Joe’s Workshop”? What are we doing here on the web? Check it out.

THE WORKSHOP

We know that St. Joseph was a carpenter. It’s inconceivable that he could have been a carpenter without a workshop, and he surely must’ve spent a lot of time in that workshop. Nobody knows how many hours young Jesus spent at St. Joseph’s feet or at his side in that workshop, but He was a good son. It must’ve been many.

In that workshop, Jesus learned a lot about work from St. Joseph. What he learned had an important influence on Him as a man. When He started His ministry, He didn’t seek the Pharisees or Sadducees for help. He found men who worked.

We call this website “St. Joe’s Workshop” as a tribute to the time that our Lord spent learning about work from St. Joseph in that workshop. They were important life lessons. Many of those lessons are still with us today.

OUR PURPOSE

God is calling you (and us too). You have a vocation. And because God calls, our life’s work has a unique spirituality. We’ll explore the spirituality of work here online.

We don’t plan to get academic. We’ll keep things simple and fun and to the point. The tips you find are not unlike what St. Joseph might have taught Jesus if they ever talked about things like careers, work-life balance, time management, teamwork, mission, purpose, or a host of other everyday challenges.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Your work is important because it matters to God. So let’s get to know each other. Let’s pray and talk together as we explore the spirituality of work.

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THE PROBLEM WITH WORK …

No work! Bad work! Work—life—balance that’s out of whack! Apart from our personal health, work poses the biggest challenge to people everyday. And why not?

Most people spend most of their time each day in work-related activities (including preparing for work, commuting, and actually being in the workplace). Almost everyone enters a workplace each day. If not your own workplace, odds are, you will enter someone else’s workspace. There’s no avoiding it — work and the workplace are central to society and culture.

The problem with this scenario is that people are most vulnerable where they spend most of their time. And somehow, many of us have adopted the idea that God is not allowed to enter the workplace. They believe that work is a secular activity.

When something goes wrong with work, it affects the whole person and even the whole family. Work and life are related in powerful ways. We need God with us where we spend most of our time each day.

We need God in the workplace!

THE SOLUTION FOR WORK PROBLEMS …

The deeper things in life work like this:

  • God calls.
  • We respond.
  • Life happens.

Vocation is the source of our life’s work. It is the solution for most of our work-related problems too. When God is at the center of our families and careers, we have hope. When we lose sight of Him, we lose our way. He is the Way and Truth and Life (Jn 14:6).

VOCATION WORKS …

Vocation works because God works! We serve a working God in whose image we were created (Gen 1:27 ).

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THE MESSAGE …

Our work matters to God. It should also matter to us!

Yes, most people spend most of their waking hours in work-related activities. Few ever realize that work can either be a blessed servant or a tyrannical master.

As a servant, your work draws you closer to God. As a master, it will lead you away from Him and the blessings God has in store for you. You need a clear vision of your job, work, and career — one that goes something like this:

“God calls. We respond. Life happens!”

THE DIFFERENCE …

When was the last time you heard God calling gently to you? Wouldn’t you love to hear Him again soon? Come join us for a wonderful adventure! Your life. Your work. Your vocation. They all await you.

St. Joe’s Jobs could be the difference you’ve been waiting for!

OUR INVITATION

Look around our website and visit our social media sites too.

Contact us online at any time with your questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you!

In Christ!