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Monthly Archives: October 1997

Our Place (Part One)

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My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. PSALM 131:1 It is tough to find our place in this world when it comes to calling. Understanding our purpose in life and then […]

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How To Flourish In Your Whole Vocatio

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Whenever I roll out this idea of multiple vocations, I consistently get the same questions: “Steve, I get that I have all these callings in life and that I need to learn how to manage them, but how do I do that?” It’s a fair question, and one that I […]

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We should ever conduct ourselves toward our enemy as if he were one day to be our friend. –John Henry Newman

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Forget You!

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You have blotted out their name for ever and ever… even the memory of them has perished. PSALM 9:5-6 Think for a moment about everything you need to accomplish today. How long is your to-do list? What commitments do you have? What tasks are critical to your work world? Who […]

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When dealing with others seek first to understand then to be understood.—Hans Küng

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MAKING EVALUATION

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Two millennia ago in the Roman Empire, a Roman officer could compel anyone to carry a load one mile. It was the officer’s right, and a person refused at his peril. So to walk the first mile was to do what was required. I’m recommending you not only do that, […]

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Living in Truth: Feeling Confident AND Being Humble

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Basketball fans at the University of Arkansas celebrate their home victories by singing a slightly altered version of the 1980 Mac Davis song, “Oh, Lord, it’s Hard to be Humble.” The players and cheerleaders go into the student section of Walton Arena, lock arms, sway left and right, and sing […]

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Context, Context, Context

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“That sounds great Steve, but you don’t know my situation…my company…my family…my difficult employees…my competition…my unruly children…my financial situation…my life.” Whether I’m coaching a client, grabbing coffee with an old friend, or offering guidance to a young entrepreneur, I often hear some version of this statement. In fact, this very […]

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Joint Venture (Part One)

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Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. ECCLESIASTES 4:9 Partnership is such a great idea. A life at work is full of all kinds of ups and downs that are difficult to face alone. Work was God’s idea all the way back in […]

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25. Doctor’s Visit

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You evaluate patients for a large health insurance company. It is company policy that if a patient’s condition has existed for more than three months before they seek treatment, the company will not pay for it. Patients, however, do not know this policy and often turn in a claim that […]

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