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That is a great quote.

Ideally, the former. In reality, the latter -- more often than I'd like to admit...

what's this "rest" of which you speak.


the second one.

Neither. Well, actually both. I believe that we are made to live with rhythm so that we are not looking to escape from something (work or rest.) There has got to be a balance and that is why God gave us the Sabbath.

I agree with Chris S. The problem with many people in our culture is that they "rest AT work" so they never really accomplish all God made them to be, but they feel exhausted at the end of the day. As an old friend of mine used to say, "It's hard to take a break from doing nothing."
We all know that feeling when things are clicking and the work just flows from us...we are energized and feel ready to take on the world. But, those days that we slack (come on, we have all had them at some point) we feel tired and worn out.
So, what gives? When you pour yourself into a job 110% you feel renewed, but when you give 50% you are exhausted.
Could it be that we were made to work and work hard? Could it be that the human body is the only machine on earth that actually gets stronger and grows the more you work it (think muscles, memory, etc.)? I say yes.
God created us in His image...we are studs (and studettes), BUT, as I believe Marcus B. would tell us, too many of us are in the wrong jobs. Round pegs in square holes. (I have very personal experience here) We "work from rest" because our work "feels" like work. If you do what you love then each morning can be a thrill ride that will only build momentum into the next day. Hey, I'm not so naive to think EVERY day is like the Catalyst conference, but if you are where God wants you to be, using the gifts God gave you to use...then life is much more fun, more fulfilling and much, much less tiring.
For many that read this the real trick will be figuring out how to go from where you are (stuck in your dull job) to where you want and God wants you to be (using your gifts)...but that's another discussion. My advice would have to be to follow the advice of Mr. Lomenick's favorite company and logo... JUST DO IT.

wade, you must be the biggest Catalyst fan ever. =)

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