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?

Will You be Ashamed or Have Boldness?

Boldness when Jesus Appears

I was 13 years old, working for my father in the Parts Department of our family automobile business. Surrounded by grown men, mostly auto technicians, I was eager to fit in. I desperately wanted to shed the image of the typical “boss’s kid.” Unfortunately, at an inopportune moment, I did not expect my father to appear. My reaction was predictable!

I had recently been initiated into an ongoing game between the technicians and the parts employees. The technicians took their grease rags, balled them up, and wrapped them in tape. Anytime a parts employee left the window open between the two departments, the technicians would bomb the opening with rag balls.

Are You Focused on Biblical Success?

Biblical Success

Take a few minutes to stop and look around at the world we live in today.  In doing this, you will see that there is no shortage of images that define success for us.  Regardless of the category you choose, the world peppers you with its own definition of success.  The problem is that Christians should be seeking a different kind of “success” altogether.  So what IS it we should seek?  How is Biblical success defined for us?

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Lighting?

long term results

I was recently approached with a need and opportunity to carry out a significant upgrade to our business facility.  While the long term results are positive, the significant upgrade comes with a significant price tag.  Assuming the need was real and the funds available, what would you expect my answer to be?

What Are The Costs Of An Eternal Perspective?

eternal perspective

In my last three posts, I focused on a five-question decision making process. At the very outset of the decision making series, I explained my belief that any decision made from anything but an eternal perspective fails to honor God. One reader, Bernice, commented that she agreed with this, but that I should also point out that there is a cost associated with this line of thinking!

What Is The Purpose Of Christian Business?

purpose

Have you ever stopped to consider what is the main purpose of Christian business? As business leaders, the very purpose of our businesses should be very clear to us. Otherwise, we will likely make decisions and take actions on occasion that oppose this purpose, right? If we are not clear on this purpose, how can we achieve it?