Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 4, 2009
Several workplace-related studies in 2008 suggest that the majority of working Americans aren’t all that fond of whom they work with.
• When asked if a colleague has ever tried to make them look bad, 50 percent of respondents said yes; 48 percent said no; 2 percent said they didn’t
Contributed by Tom Papez on Jul 27, 2009
Do you ever feel overworked, over-regulated, under-leisured, under-benefited? Take heart. This notice was found in the ruins of a London office building. It was dated 1852.
1. This firm has reduced the hours of work, and the clerical staff will now only have to be present between the hours of 7
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 1, 2009
Dr. Harry Ironside - When I was a boy, I felt it was both a duty and a privilege to help my widowed mother make ends meet by finding employment in vacation time, on Saturdays and other times when I did not have to be in school. For quite a while I worked for a Scottish shoemaker, or "cobbler," as
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Sep 8, 2009
Pete Hammond once studied 40 of the highest profile people from the Bible. These are people that we look up to as examples of great faith. I’m talking about people like Abraham, Moses, Noah, these kinds of people.
Pete Hammond studied 40 of them. Guess what he discovered! He discovered
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
Wrong Priorities Illustrated in the Book, In the Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
Ancient church father Augustine of Hippo once said, “Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.”
Until those folks in Jerusalem moved God from the bottom of their list of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 14, 2009
John F. Kennedy Questioned by Coal Miner About His History of Work
In 1960, John Kennedy was running for the presidency, and was campaigning near a coal mine in West Virginia. One of the miners put a series of questions to Kennedy:
"Is it true that your father is one of the wealthiest men in
Contributed by Scott Bounds on Dec 20, 2009
I once heard a story of a man who was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf’s edge and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached he could see that there were
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 1, 2010
Shoe Repair Receipt Submitted After 20 Years
Many years ago, the L.A. Times carried a story about a man who went to the house where he grew up and knocked on the door. It had been 20 years since he lived there, so he grew a little sentimental. He asked the current owners if he could walk through
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Feb 9, 2010
- AUTO BODY REPAIR MINISTRY--I have a friend back home, Michael. Michael is without a doubt a man with a call from Jesus Christ into ministry. Michael ministry is owning and running an auto body repair shop. Running an auto body repair shop may sound like the farthest thing there is from a church,
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
Kim Linehan holds the world record in the Women's 1500-meter freestyle. According to her coach, Paul Bergen, the 18-year-old is the leading amateur woman distance swimmer in the world. Kim does endless exercises and swims 7 to 12
Moreover, Benedict tells us what decent work is. It expresses the “essential dignity of every man and woman in the context of their particular society: work that is freely chosen, effectively associating workers, both men and women, with the development of their community; work that enables the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2010
Many of us here are employed in some form or another. Employment means that you have committed yourself to an occupation from which you derive your livelihood. You are selling your time to another person.
The average person will spend almost 100,000 hours at work during
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2010
Contentment in the Workplace
One of the keys to contentment in your work and finding fulfillment in every area of life is learning to be thankful for what you have been given. Wanting to move forward in your career is not a problem unless it means that you take where you are for granted. As one
Contributed by Michael Bolin on Sep 10, 2010
How many of you remember, on August the 5th, the bus crash that killed two people and injured band students on both buses? The news reported the 2 buses, with high school band students, were going to an amusement park when they slammed into a freeway wreck that happened right in front of them,
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
Harry Emerson Fosdick once told how as a child, his mother sent him to pick a quart of raspberries. Reluctantly he dragged himself to the berrypatch. His afternoon was ruined for sure. Then a thought hit him. He would surprise his mother and pick two quarts of raspberries
THE MAN WHO LOVED TO WORK
John Ortberg states:
"Once there was a man who loved to work. He loved creating value. He loved the way his work made him grow. He didn’t always like the problem he ran into, but he felt joy when he came up with a solution that...well, worked. He loved being a part
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 28, 2011
5 WAYS TO PRAISE
There are 5 ways that you can praise employees: personal praise, written praise, electronic praise, public praise and indirect praise.
Personal praise- is considered the most important type of praise by employees. It consists of being verbally thanked one on one for doing
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 5, 2011
CAPITALISM WITHOUT CHRISTIANITY
Pure Capitalism--that exists without a Christian influence--can become an empty shell. When Christianity is taken out of the picture of Capitalism...greed and selfishness take over.
Capitalism without Christianity can result in all kinds or evils.
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 28, 2011
PRISON VS. FULL-TIME WORK
In prison you spend the majority of your time in an 8' X 10' cell.
At work you spend most of your time in a 6' X 8' cubicle.
In prison you get three meals a day.
At work you only get a break for one meal and you have to pay for that one.
In prison you get
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Sep 6, 2012
"I WORK FOR CHRIST."
Howard Hendricks, sat in a plane that was delayed for takeoff. After a long wait, the passengers became more and more irritated. Hendricks noticed how gracious one of the flight attendants was as she spoke with them.
After the plane finally took off, he told the flight