Is Your Work Meaningless?

Meaningless Work

Have you ever been to the beach on vacation? One popular activity with children is to build sand castles down near the water. You will sometimes find the parents helping them, but more often the parents are sitting back watching or reading a book. I believe it is a subconscious dislike of meaningless work that causes this. Have you considered that?

Preach Like Billy Graham: 10 Ways To Live Out A Sermon At Work

Preach like Billy Graham

A couple of great friends of mine visited the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove for a Corporate Chaplains training conference. One of them told me about the various displays at the center and the interesting facts about Graham’s ministry. As he talked, I thought about how I would love to have the impact that Billy Graham has had for eternity.

Is Your Reputation Truly Accurate?

Accurate Reputation

Anyone in business knows that having a good name is important.  The reputation of a business can have a significant impact over time.  I have written multiple times about the importance of a good name. The same is true for us as individuals – especially as disciples of Jesus.  What would you do then, if Jesus confronted you about your “good” reputation?

Are You Worthy Of Their Trust?

trust

Sitting on the balcony overlooking the beach on Fathers’ Day yesterday morning, I witnessed a seemingly insignificant event. It grabbed my attention. I think it was because of recent and recurring headlines around infidelity and broken trust. As I watched pure trust exhibited by a four-year-old little girl, my heart broke for those who have had it shattered or taken away.

Magnificent Opportunity Or Mundane Obligation?

Opportunity not obligation

Have you stopped to take in the view on the side of a mountain road and wished you had such a view all the time? Have you ever been to the beach for vacation and wondered how the people that live there year-round ever get any work done? In fact, the more you notice the people that appear to live there, the more you realize they seem to ignore the opportunity to stare at the view.

4 Key Disciplines To Create The Right Culture

Create the right culture in your business

Have you ever been totally caught off guard by a speaker before?  Have you held certain expectations of their message, only to be shocked by their completely uncharacteristic approach?  This happened to me recently when our pastor addressed our church about our culture.  I have never been so fired up while at the same time being so convicted!

3 Truths I Learned (Again) From My Daughters

Hiring Must Haves

I experienced one of my proudest moments as a parent this past week.  In fact, I almost did not make it through the full experience without breaking down from the immense swelling of my heart!  As I reflected on it, I realized that this experience was also a perfect reflection of what our goals should be when hiring new members for our team.

Why You Should Quit Competing

Quit Competing

I am fortunate to be around very wise and godly people on a regular basis. In fact, much of the material for this blog comes from their mouths, whether they realize it or not! I recently heard one of them say something that stuck with me. It was especially impactful for me because it was convicting! While the phrase “to honor God” is part of our company mission statement, I have strayed from this idea as my central goal. My friend’s quote made this obvious to me.