Why Thankfulness Is A Force Multiplier

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.   Colossians 3:15 (ESV) It’s Thanksgiving night — and by now, you’ve watched the parade, gathered with family, enjoyed the customary culinary indulgence and seen roughly half the football teams that played today […]

Rader’s Rules – Great Career Advice

When I was a graduate student, the Institute had a series of guest lectures intended to enhance and broaden our thinking.  Attendance was mandatory. I can’t recall all the topics, but they ranged from Creativity to Ethics to building a successful career.  It’s this last that I want to share with you. Dr. Louis T. […]

The Wisdom of King Solomon

Men:  We have to talk about sex. If there’s one area where millennials are stuck, this is it. The Water Was Dirty Before You Got In Now, before you conclude that I’m pointing my finger at you, please realize that the Boomer cohort gave us the sexual revolution and rampant divorce, and the Gen X cohort were […]

Why You, Not Your Company, Should Own Your Career

“Take particular care in picking out your building materials. Eventually there is going to be an inspection. If you use cheap or inferior materials, you’ll be found out. The inspection will be thorough and rigorous. You won’t get by with a thing. If your work passes inspection, fine; if it doesn’t, your part of the […]

How to Find and Keep Your Motivation

“Do you see a man skillful in his work?  He will stand before kings.  He will not stand before ordinary men.”  -Proverbs 22:29 So here we are with Thanksgiving two weeks away, and Christmas less than a month after that.  Whether you’re trying to make your sales quota, or trying to maintain your GPA, this […]

A Veterans Day Salute

“Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.”                                                   […]

Two Kinds of People

Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.  – Colossians 3:17 (The Message) It’s time for another visit to the poetry corner.  The following was in regular use in my old Boy Scout troop.   It was there I […]

Pray for the Persecuted Church

This past Sunday, November 2, was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  This was the occasion for Christ-followers all over the world to pray for the encouragement and the freedom of those imprisoned, beaten, exiled or tortured simply for following Jesus. Our local church had the privilege this weekend of hearing from Naghmeh […]