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Jan Johnson is an author (20 books), speaker, college prof and spiritual director. She lives in Simi Valley, CA.

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For years I have thought this quotation was insightful: “We worship our work, work at our play, and play at our worship” (Gordon Dahl). Working hard is a good thing but we worship work when we overdo it, use it to feel good about ourselves or make it more important than relationships, health, and the good of others. Playing at our worship is about engaging in worship in a way that resembles entert Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 11, 2012 14:46 Tags: fun, god, leisure, workaholic
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“The road to becoming such a person-a child of' light-involves abandoning everything to God: what others think of us, what others' harmful motives might be, fears about what others might do to us, hopes for getting ahead. We come to truly believe that God "knows what he's doing, and he'll keep on doing it" (I Peter 4:19, m,,(,).”
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“The point of simplicity is not efficiency, increased productivity or even living a healthier, more relaxed life. The point is making space for treasuring God's own self.”
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Jan Johnson This weekend I'm doing my first retreat based completely on my book book:Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace|10585589] (except that I added some juicy stuff!).
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