Monthly Archives: July 2009

Hard at work or hardly working?

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. “ — Sam EwingWhat do you think about hard work? We all have a lazy gene … Continue reading

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Who do you think you are?

The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember… Noah was a drunk Abraham was too old Isaac was a daydreamer Jacob was a liar Leah was ugly Joseph was abused Moses had a stuttering problem Gideon … Continue reading

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Calling in sick when you’re not

A survey on “summer absenteeism” shows 39 percent of full-time employees have called in sick just to enjoy a day off. They call it a “mental health day.” They use the day to go shopping, go to the lake, or … Continue reading

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What’s the difference?

“What’s the difference between an unbeliever who will not go to church and the Christian who is never there? Between a heathen who does not believe the Bible and a Christian who never studies it? Between an atheist who never … Continue reading

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#*&$ ?? – Profanity at work boosts team spirit?

A British study says that regular swearing at work can help boost team spirit among staff. According to the researchers, studied the use of profanity in the workplace allows workers to better express themselves and develop better social relationships. The … Continue reading

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Dirty work

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”— Aristotle We all have had jobs that are simply no fun. I was hired once to disassemble and clean a dozen urinals at a summer camp. I’ve dumped out hot tar … Continue reading

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I can’t do it all

The blogsphere’s most quoted pastor, Gordon Atkinson, aka, “Real Live Preacher” , said this: “These things are clear to me. You can’t know everything you’d like to know. You can’t do everything you’d like to do. You can’t read everything … Continue reading

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Till death do us part: Is retirement an option anymore?

Waldo McBurney, who at one time was named “America’s oldest worker,” died last week. He was 106. Just two years ago he was still “spry and agile,” walking the few blocks from his home to his downtown office in High … Continue reading

Posted in Generations and Age Groups, Retirement, Retirement Planning, waldo mcburney | 12 Comments

Does it matter?

Admittedly, going to work isn’t always easy. Who wouldn’t rather play or spend time at home. But going to a job that really doesn’t seem to make a difference — to anyone — can be numbing. In high school, I … Continue reading

Posted in employment, farming, high calling | 4 Comments

Time Snatchers: Living off the clock

(Thanks to The High Calling for publishing the following article, “Living a Kairos Life in a Chronos World.” Here is a snippet, but please read the rest of this article about work and God at Everything we do is … Continue reading

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