Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 26, 2012
When someone sees an acquaintance that they haven’t seen in some time the first question is usually “How have you been?” The second question usually varies. For ladies it’s usually “How’s the family?” For guys it’s usually “So what have you been up to?”
For guys it’s about
Peter Drucker, as you probably know, is a management consultant without equal. He says in one of his many books that there are two questions that people in any organization ought to ask themselves -- whether it be a manufacturing plant, the sales division of a large
Contributed by David Moore on Aug 11, 2010
The other day I saw a man wearing a tee shirt which read "Jesus is Coming -- Look Busy" Of course, it was a statement of unbelief. But Jesus is coming, and we must not merely look busy, but be busy. Jesus said "I must work the works of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 11, 2002
Kim Larence, age 42, is a wife and a mother of three boys. She heads the math department at the private John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas. Here is her typical daily schedule. I wonder if it sounds anything like yours.
5:00 a.m. Wake Up
5:15 - 6:50 a.m. Wakes her
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
One fella walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. "Shingles," he said. So she took down his name, address and medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.
Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aid came out and asked him what he had.
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 12, 2005
John Quincy Adams held more important offices than anyone else in the history of the U.S. He served with distinction as president, senator, congressman, minister to major European powers, and participated in various capacities in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and events leading to the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 9, 2015
Holiness means we love what God loves and we hate what God hates. Some people are like the man who said to a preacher: “I’ve got religion.” “That’s wonderful! Are you going to lay aside all sin?” “Yes, indeed!” “Are you going to attend church?” “Yes, indeed!” Are you going to help the
Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Apr 3, 2008
An important business executive boarded the New-Orleans-to-Washington train. He was a heavy sleeper, and he needed to be awakened in order to get off the train in Atlanta about 5 o’clock in the morning. He found a porter and told him, "I want you to awaken me in order that I might get off the
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 29, 2008
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 21, 2008
TOO BUSY TO LOVE
A father and his young daughter were great friends and much in each other's company. Then the father noted a change in his daughter. If he went for a walk, she excused herself from going. He grieved about it, but could not understand.
When his birthday came, she presented
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 29, 2008
BUSINESS IS ALWAYS GOOD
I had a man in my last congregation who was in the snack business. He was part of a small company which supplied chips and pretzels and the like to mini markets and various retail outlets. One afternoon I asked Albert how business was, good or bad, up or down.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
STAY BUSY UNTIL THE MASTER’S RETURN
"The disciple is not called to eliminate his ignorance of the timing of the end, he is called to cope with it and respond to it appropriately."
"How can a doorkeeper fulfill his duties if he spends his time calculating how long the delay will be?"
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 6, 2000
In a business magazine I read, there was an article about a company, imaginary I hope, that was planning its Christmas sales campaign. The board of directors was puzzled how they could beat their competitors, then suddenly the chairman had an idea. "We’ll have a crib," he said, getting very
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 11, 2002
STAYING TOO BUSY
Why do we live such harried, rushed, frantic lives? Why do some of us secretly fear the fact that school is out? How will we ever keep the kids occupied until August?
How did this Happen? Essayist Anna Quindlen suggests some possible reasons.
Perhaps, she suggests,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 10, 2006
Change axioms are essential to business and the church. Charles Mueller of Just Watching, observes in Explore #19:
· “The past is a foreign country; they do things different there.”
· “There are no future decisions, only present decisions with future
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Why Businesses Fail
1) They fail to anticipate problems.
2) They don’t respond promptly when problems arrive.
3) They exhibit something he calls “bad” rational behavior.
4) They adopt “disastrous
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 3, 2006
The Better business Bureau stipulates that charities should spend no more than 35% of annual donations on fundraising costs.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
Business destroys relationships. It substitutes shallow frenzy for deep friendship. It feeds the ego but starves the inner man. It fills a calendar but fractures a family. It cultivates a program that plows under priorities. Many a church boasts about its active program: "Something for every night
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 20, 2007
Black Owned Businesses are among the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. economy, says the Census Bureau. The number of black-owned businesses grew by 45% from ‘97 to ‘02, more than 4 times the overall rate. Blacks now own 5% of all non-farm U.S. businesses. Revenues increased 25%, to about $89