Happy Labor Day – It Starts With Your Attitude

Happy Labor Day – It Starts With Your Attitude

 Colossians 3:23

New Revised Standard Version:

Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters

English Standard Version:

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

Christian Standard Bible Version:

Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people

New International Version:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

I thought today I would write in reference to the holiday we are celebrating, Labor Day. Continue reading

The Road To A Good Life

The Road To A Good Life

Deuteronomy 8:5-10

Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.

What got my attention was verse 5:

Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you.

Verses 6 through 10 goes on to elaborate the reason for this “discipline”.

Anyone who has raised a child can relate to these verse, just as I did. Continue reading

Happy Labor Day – It Starts With Your Attitude

Happy Labor Day – It Starts With Your Attitude

 Colossians 3:23

New Revised Standard Version:

Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters

English Standard Version:

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

Christian Standard Bible Version:

Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people

New International Version:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

I thought today I would write in reference to the holiday we are celebrating, Labor Day. Continue reading

Edith and Rob’s Amazing Dinner, Now That’s Important.

Edith and Rob’s Amazing Dinner, Now That’s Important.

I’ve written about how the media and government try to manipulate us.

I’ve written about the rapid growth of the internet and social media and how we trivialize and misuse words, like friends, awesome, amazing, and epic.

I’ve written about business taking phrases that use to have an emotional attachment and turning them into meaningless buzz words like “reach out”.

Now I have been thinking about how government and media have trivialized aspects of our society that use to be sacred.  I thought why did the government set out to trivialize these things?

Here are some examples of things that the government and media have been systematically reducing in value. Continue reading

Melancholy Goodbye

Melancholy Goodbye

I wrote this piece on my last day at the office, the office I had gone to for twenty seven years.

Today is my last day of going to work at my current office.

I will still be working for the same company after I relocate to Florida, but I’ll be working from my home and with scaled back hours.

So really today is my last day of getting up and going through my morning rituals.  It’s the last day of fighting traffic just to get to the same building at the same time every working day.  I’ve been doing it at the same location for twenty seven years and at different locations for almost forty years, working a nine to five that is.

I woke up early this morning but I wasn’t rejoicing.  Truthfully I was a bit nervous. Continue reading

Quitter!

Quitter!

Jeremiah 23:17-18

They say continually to those who despise the word of the Lord, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’ For who among them has stood in the council of the Lord to see and to hear his word, or who has paid attention to his word and listened?

Yet another piece of Bible prophesies that lives today.

I think about all the scoffers and non believers who down play God and my religion as some mythological comic book super hero type scam. I think of those who will tell you there is no God, no Supreme Being, force or entity.  Those who will tell you it’s all just a sequence of haphazard events as you go through life, so don’t worry you have nothing to answer to on a moral level. Continue reading

This Job Doesn’t Define You.

This Job Doesn’t Define You.

I made an observation the other day at work.

Sometimes as you go through life and have experienced a number of years, you see someone making the exact same mistake that you made years ago.

When you see this happening you want to grab that person and say “Hey, stop it, I did the exact same thing and expected the exact same results you are expecting, but it’s not going to turn out like you planned.”

But I have learned to just save my breath.  You know they will just look at you like who are you and what do you know about anything.

Maybe it’s more like, that’s nice old man but this is the next generation and we’re smarter than you’ll ever be.  You just don’t understand and you just don’t see the “big” picture.

At which point you step aside and say walking right off the cliff young man.

So I just keep my mouth shut, observe and continue to learn.

What I saw the other day at work I had done on many occasions throughout my career. Continue reading