• Do others ever distract you at work?

    28 Jul 2017 | 12:00 am

    Folks tried to distract Nehemiah and he responded, "...I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should work stop while I leave it and come down to you? (Nehemiah 6:3 NASB). Often, we have a key[…]

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Jul 04
2017

Why Work and Illness Don’t Mix

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Pro athletes need to perform even when banged up a bit because a game is on the line. The key is to know when to play when injured and when to stay off the field. The two important questions are:

            Is my team better off with me in the game, or not? 

            Is my injury likely to get worse if I play? 

In short, is playing a wise choice for the athlete and the team?

Jun 29
2017

The Lord’s Empowerment at Work

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In the book of Exodus the Lord gives Moses very detailed instructions for the construction of the tabernacle and the clothing for Aaron to wear when ministering before the Lord. The handiwork required was extraordinary as outlined in scriptures and indicated that Moses was to give the work to skilled people. However, the Lord also told Moses “So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the LORD has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do the work just as the LORD has commanded." (Exodus 36:1, NIV) Part of my takeaway from this scripture was that natural skill was not enough to complete the work; the Lord specifically gave the skill and ability needed to complete the complex project.

Jun 26
2017

Exercising Responsibility over Employees

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Recently I was talking with a contractor who said at times managing the behavior of subcontractors on the job was challenging.  For example some would toss cigarette butts on the ground and play loud music with vulgar lyrics. Many times customers complained. 

Jun 22
2017

More is not Always Better

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At times I like to believe that more effort, more resources or more push will obtain faster and better results. Sometimes this is true; other times not so much. For example, I’ve learned that putting a small amount of toothpaste on my toothbrush obtains the same result as spreading toothpaste that lops over the edges. Also, some people use too much soap in the dishwasher. This is actually one reason they break down as extra soap scum gums up the works.

Jun 19
2017

The Price War between Walmart and Amazon

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Recode recently ran an article about how Walmart was engaging in aggressive tactics to more effectively compete with Amazon prices both in the store and on Internet. (http://bit.ly/2nA1Fhh  ).While price is not always the only way to get customers, low prices are effective. When you go to buy gasoline and see three gas stations posting prices, and one is three cents lower; which location snags most of the cars.