Retirement: Are You Meant to Retire?

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John, an electrical engineer, will be 88 years old next month. After nearly 70 years in the workplace, he still goes to the office 2-3 days each week not because he has to work, but because he wants to work. You might ask, shouldn’t he retire and enjoy life? John enjoys life through his work. […]

When God Actually Leads and Instructs in the Workplace

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When God Actually Leads and Instructs in the Workplace In the Old Testament book of Leviticus God instructs the Israelite farmers that when they are gathering wheat from the fields, they were not to harvest all the way to the edges of the fields; furthermore, what was dropped or not actually gathered for harvest as they moved through […]

What Does the Customer or Team Member Really Want?

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Remember the television commercial where two men were each talking about their financial broker/planner. One of them was a very satisfied clientand he explained how thorough and complete his planner had been in helping him to reach his financial goals over the years. The other man then said to him, “How did he know?” The […]

Did You Do a Good Job at Work Today?

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Ken Edmundson of Edmundson Northstar tells the story of a friend- a company executive- who had a conversation with his own seven-year-old daughter one day after work.  “Daddy, what did you do today?”  “I went to work, ” he replied. “Did you do a good job?” “I did my best,” he responded. “Did you throw up […]

What To Do When You Are Hurt by Someone?

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I remember being stunned when two Christian ladies I personally know “got into it” with each other in the medical office where they were employed and one of them literally punched out the other!  What do you do when you are hurt by someone at work?  Retaliate?  It is the natural thing to do?  I still remember my freshman college […]

Taking Control of Your Divine Destiny

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Automaker Henry Ford once noted, “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid to do.” Fear keeps us from attempting things.  Fear is often only an illusion that is manufactured by Satan to simply thwart or destroy a specific God-plan in our […]

How Can You Be Encouraging to Others at Work?

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As a young child, the future poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) found himself watching a man cutting up some wood.  While the task was obviously well beyond the young Emerson’s ability, he did suggest another way of assisting.  “May I do the grunting?” he inquired. Consider your workplace this morning.  There are thousands of ways […]

How Do You Deal With Workplace Burn Out?

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Workplace burn out! There is plenty of it and no one is exempt from feeling its results.  Maybe it is the result of demands that you face daily.  Maybe it is the break-neck speed with which you operate day in and day out.  (Some of you, reading this from your office, can already feel your heartbeat increasing as […]