life

What Should Be the Purpose of Business?

On Sunday I played Monopoly with my kids. I hadn’t played that game in years. As we sat down to play, I looked at the rules. Since it had been so long since I played Monopoly, I wanted to familiarize … Read more

The Bottom Line is Not the Bottom Line

A new study led by Baylor University demonstrates a correlation between a manager’s focus on bottom line results and their employees’ lack of performance. According to the research led by Dr. Matthew Quade and published in the journal Human Relations, … Read more

New Situations Require New Paradigms

When I was in sixth grade, I was pretty good at guessing. I couldn’t see the blackboard that well from where I sat, so I learned how to recognize the patterns of the letters and numbers. But when I was … Read more

An Eight-Point Checklist for a Healthy Outlook

The thoughts that fill your head will affect how you live your life. How you think will determine not only how you act, but also how you see the world. What you think will define your outlook and who you … Read more

Say Words of Life

The Scripture makes it clear that careless words can have a powerful effect on people. Do you say words that you would rather not have come out of our mouth? I know everybody puts their foot in their mouth every … Read more

What Is the Thistle Battle in Your Life?

On Saturdays this summer I have been trying to get rid of milk thistles in our yard. If you have ever had to deal with thistles, you will understand exactly why I hate thistles so much. If you’ve never dealt … Read more

God Always Keeps His Promises

You probably have heard or seen (or experienced) when legal contracts don’t go as expected. It seems like one party is always letting another party down in the promises they make. Perhaps you have been let down by someone else … Read more

Why You Should Cultivate Joy in the Everyday

The Scripture says that you should cultivate joy every day as a result of your relationship with God. But what does that look like? And why is it so important? To rejoice means to be cheerful or calmly happy, according … Read more

How Often Do You Get Brainwashed?

When I was a young man, I had a very selfish and self-centered paradigm. I believed the world revolved around me. Eventually, that paradigm broke down for me. It left me feeling empty and lonely, and I realized there had … Read more

You Don’t Have to Know What’s In Between

You can learn something for your professional career from the Oreo Mystery Flavor. Last fall Oreo announced a contest where the cookie brand offered everyone who submitted the correct flavor on their website could earn a chance to win $50,000. … Read more