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Monthly Archives: April 1998

Making Evaluation

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Knowing that what you do matters builds your self-confidence and self-worth. The people who work with you and for you possess the same desire—even those who don’t show it. Human relations expert and author Donald Laird asserted, “Always help people increase their own self-esteem. Develop your skill in making other […]

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26. Help Yourself

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Sometimes you work in business projects at home, so you occasionally bring home a 500-sheet ream of paper. Usually, this paper ends up being used for personal work, however, such as your son’s schoolwork and your Christmas newsletters. No one at work has ever said anything for or against employees […]

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8. Blaming the Messenger

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You are eating at a local restaurant, and while you are eating your waitress has to leave for an emergency. Somehow all the tickets were misplaced and lost. Your new waitress doesn’t seem to have any idea what you ordered, one of your meals was cold when it arrived at […]

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Putting Your Enemies in the Pit (Part One)

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May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace. PSALM 35:26 There are those who view capitalism as a particularly harsh economic system, one that offers little sympathy for those who are unable […]

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Finding Delight

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Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands. . . . Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. PSALM 112:1,3 As believers, we must never allow our focus to be on the accumulation of wealth. Our focus must […]

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19. A Manager in Entry-Level Clothing

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You’re preparing your resume for a round of job interviews, and you have to list your previous job titles and duties. While you’ve never been beyond entry-level, your last job was in a small office, and you had to be versatile enough to occasionally be in charge—making decisions, representing the […]

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Seeking Contentment

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The flourishing life is the life that rests in contentment. Remember that passage in Jeremiah we looked at earlier? Think about what God is really asking the Israelites to do. He’s saying, “Hey, I know you’re in exile. But don’t mope around and feel sorry for yourself. Get out there […]

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