Monthly Archives: March 2009

Turn it off

“I think the devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: Noise, Hurry and Crows…Satan is quite aware of the power of silence.”— Jim Elliot “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed”Luke 5:16Mark Driscoll (of Mars … Continue reading

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Anger in the workplace – is it ever appropriate?

Violence in the workplace really gained prominence 15 years ago with a rash of shootings from pizza parlors to factory floors to office buildings. At the time, the Workplace Violence Institute released a study that showed more than 110,000 incidents … Continue reading

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Shout to the darkness

The story is told about a television circus show that highlighted a Bengal tiger act. Like the rest of the show, it was done “live” before a large audience. **One evening, the tiger trainer went into the cage with several … Continue reading

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The Upside of Down

There is anguish all around us. In our own back yard people are losing their jobs, losing their homes, losing their hope. The ugly smell of fear wafts through the cracks in the wall between “us and them” and we … Continue reading

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"God, help me find a job"

A Sacramento-area church has ventured into the arena of helping job seekers prepare for the brutal employment market, believing that God can help. The church offers workshops on finding God’s will, finding jobs specific to giftings, and helps keep the … Continue reading

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People of the dash

Here lies John Harper. Jun 12 1908 – May 18, 1972. The simple grave marker is all that most people will ever know about John Harper. It’s a simple testament to a a 64-year old man who was born and … Continue reading

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The king and The King

Todd Wilkerson has perhaps one of the strangest acting jobs in America. He’s the man who dons the plastic mask, red cape and white tights with a faux crown and spreads the gospel of Burger King. This mascot is, well, … Continue reading

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It’s a fact: 90 percent of us are in the top 10 percent

In a Business Week survey, some interesting results came out about worker esteem. When they asked employees “Are you one of the top 10 percent of performers in your company,” 90 percent of employees said, “yes.” Do the math.91 percent … Continue reading

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Sacred idleness

“Work is not always required… there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”— George McDonald What do you think about ‘sacred idleness?’ Choosing rest is one thing, but when it is forced … Continue reading

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Oblivious

“I had no idea it was that bad.” We’ve all said that when we have had friends or coworkers who went through a major emotional change in their life. A marriage on the rocks. An attempted suicide. A deep depression. … Continue reading

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