Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
After analyzing many surveys, J. C. Staehle found that the principle causes of unrest among workers, were the following:
1. Failure to give credit for suggestions.
2. Failure to correct grievances.
3. Failure to encourage.
4. Criticizing employees in front of other people.
5. Failure to ask
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind."
- Henri Frederick Amiel
Grandma Minnie never had much. She grew up poor and learned early the art of survival. A very
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.” – Benjamin Franklin
I knew a woman once who took a temporary job working for a
When William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, felt the call of the Lord to go into the streets of London and begin ministering to street people, he stood in a Methodist Conference meeting and requested permission from the presiding bishop to be released from his church to go into the
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 25, 2014
“A weak faith is weakened by predicaments and catastrophes, whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.” – Victor Frankl
Rain poured down and thunder boomed one dark night in September in Western Oklahoma. It had been a quiet, pleasant evening at the nursing center, and nurses and residents
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 17, 2007
Pastor and author, Chuck Swindoll says of these verses, “it isn’t just a suggestion, an off-the-cuff, casual idea like, “Oh, by the way,…it might be good, while your holding fast to the faith, to toss in a little
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"If other do not encourage us, let us encourage ourselves in the Lord. How much He encouraged others On the stormy lake, and in the upper room. He spoke words of cheer to the
Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 23, 2004
The slogan started appearing on billboards in the early 1990’s, "Practice Random Acts of Kindness." According to Gavin Whitsett, author of a small handbook entitled, Guerilla Kindness, the movement is a response to the "random acts of violence" that are so much a part of the daily news. The author
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 9, 2007
The English philosopher, John Locke, who set the tone for the American Revolution, in his Second Treatise, wrote "the ruling power ought to govern by declared and received laws, and not by extemporaneous dictates and undetermined Justice…"
Locke understood that laws worked best when people
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 3, 2008
DON'T GET CAUGHT
So often people do what is wrong as long as they know they won't get caught. I've seen surveys where people were asked about doing certain things like stealing and having an affair if they were assured they would never get caught. Would they do them? Amazingly, some of the
Contributed by Amanda Wilson on May 6, 2004
Henri Nouwen was also a person whose heart was to serve the Lord. And as a world-renown Catholic educator and teacher he had a great deal of success in encouraging others in their faith. Yet one day, God asked him to leave that and become a house parent in the Le Arche community, an organization
Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 19, 2011
ARE YOU DOING WHAT YOU ARE CALLED TO DO?
Last week was a very interesting week. About a year ago, when our finances started to dwindle, I sent my resume out to an Executive Search Group (Headhunter). Now that’s a unique name! Last week, I got a call that there was a possibility of an awesome
Contributed by Ken Henson on Aug 7, 2012
Ravi Zacharias tells the story of a man who went to School in Wheaton with Billy Graham and later entered into politics. He was a popular man and rose to become the Prime Minister of Canada. In the process of going down that way, to fame, to popularity and power, he began to sacrifice his ethics
Contributed by Larry Thornton on Nov 23, 2006
Encouragement: -- There were four boys, all brothers, walking along the banks of a stream, and playing as they went. Like most boys, their idea of fun was to go as far into danger as they could, and at length one of them fell into a deep place. He could not swim, but immediately his brother who
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 2, 2013
THE MIRROR OF THE FUNDAMENTALS
Ravi Zacharias tells the story of a man who went to School in Wheaton with Billy Graham and later entered into politics. He was a popular man and rose to become the Prime Minister of Canada. In the process of going down that way, to fame, to popularity and power,
Contributed by Jack Kale on May 10, 2016
Cobia, Bigfoot, and God
I’ve been three times now and I’m starting to lose hope. I keep hearing rumors about these tasty leviathans that meander just off the second sandbar on their annual pilgrimage around the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve heard rumors of folks catching them off the pier and even
HAVE YOU READ THE STORY ABOUT THE KING'S SERVANT THAT ALWAYS GAVE THANKS
AND SAID: "THIS IS GOOD!"
The King had a special servant that always traveled with him. The King loved being around this
servant as he was always upbeat and positive. The man always said kind things and was quick