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Word of the Week: Work

WorkScott Adams is a cartoonist and creator of the Dilbert comic strip.  Dilbert, the title character, is an engineer and known for his satirical office humor.  The San Francisco Examiner dubbed Dilbert “the cartoon hero of the workplace.”

Here are some of Dilbert’s “Rules for the Workplace,”  Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Longsuffering

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“Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts, not amid joy” wrote the 19th century British poet Felecia Hemans.

One of the challenges of our 21st century culture is immediate gratification. We are an impatient people. We want what we want. And we want it now! Qualities of forbearance, perseverance and patience are not often lauded as desirable. Instead we seek pleasure.  Possessions. And personal satisfaction. However, our true strength is not found in these fleeting fancies. Continue reading

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Working For the Lord in Our Jobs

Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs

During the past month since moving to Denton County, Texas, we’ve met a lot of new people. Especially those in our church family at West Main in Lewisville. As you to get to know people, and build relationships, one of the first questions often asked is “Where do you work?” Sometimes we simply ask, “What do you do?” And it is understood that you asking about their job, profession or business.

We are interested in what people do for a living. Occupations tell us a lot about a person. Their background. Education. Experiences. Whether intended or not, the answer often indicates one’s social-economic standing. Continue reading

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Why Work, When Food’s Free?

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Jason Greenslate.  He’s the most recent “poster-child” of what’s broken in American society.

During an investigation into the record number of food stamp recipients, Fox News reporter John Roberts  met Greenslate, a surfer and rocker, who is living the self-described “Rattlife” in San Diego.

Although Jason attended college and  is a trained recording engineer, he told Roberts he has no paycheck because holding down a steady job isn’t for him. So, the 29-year old “suffer dude” signed up for SNAP.  He receives $200 a month in taxpayer money for food. Greenslate simply said, “I don’t got a paycheck coming in, so I qualify.”  Continue reading

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My Musings About Trees and Leaves

When we looking for a home in the Kansas City area last Spring, one of the things we wanted was trees on our property.  We told the Realtor, “Don’t even show us anything that doesn’t have trees!”  And we were blessed to find a home that we liked in Lee’s Summit that has trees.  Lots of trees!

The other day I was out mowing  the yard and ranking leaves.   Norma Jean came out and commented about the amount of leaves as she surveyed my freshly mowed yard being sprinkling with more falling leaves.   I chuckled, looked at her and said, “Well, if you’re gonna have trees, you’ve gotta rake leaves!”  Pretty profound, eh?  Continue reading

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Why Are You Working?

           Sir Christopher Michael Wren was one of the most highly acclaimed architects in English history.  Following London’s great fire in 1666 he was given the responsibility for rebuilding 51 houses of worship.  His masterpiece was St. Paul’s Cathedral which was completed in 1710.

Legend has it that one day the famed architect visited the construction site of this magnificent edifice.  He was unrecognized by the workers so he walked around asking various men what they were doing. Continue reading

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