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Debunking Four Myths About Retirement

Debunking Four Myths About Retirement

| May 25, 2018

There’s a growing movement of millennials who are dreaming about (and achieving) early retirement. Elizabeth O’Brien writes in Money magazine that the movement calls itself “FIRE”, which stands for “financial independence, retire early.” The good news about this movement is that they’re committed to frugality and hard work; the bad news is that no one is quite sure what […]

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Never Get Too Busy To Vacation

Never Get Too Busy To Vacation

| April 23, 2018

  Genesis 2:3b says it best –“because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.” Rest and Relaxation is necessary according to God Himself as written in the book of beginnings.  So put down your cell phone, turn off your WIFI and remember the important things that God […]

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Building an Active Workstation

Building an Active Workstation

| February 7, 2018

Most of business is done at a desk.  Several years ago, medical research began to accumulate and make its way into the mainstream about the health dangers of inactivity, coalescing in the tag line “Sitting Is the New Smoking.”  A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to a substantial array of physical and mental illnesses. This […]

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The Advantage Of Solitude In A World Of Distraction

The Advantage Of Solitude In A World Of Distraction

| January 10, 2018

In the words of Albert Einstein “The solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” We live in a hyper-distracted world where technology has created work environments disrupted by a constant stream of telephone calls, emails, tweets, texts, and meetings. In 2010, Eric Schmidt, then the CEO of Google said that “every two days, […]

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How the Sabbath Keeps Work from Being the Meaning of Our Lives

How the Sabbath Keeps Work from Being the Meaning of Our Lives

| September 13, 2015

Man was created by God for work (Genesis 2:15). For the Christian, life without work is meaningless; but work must never become the meaning of one’s life. Work is one of the primary means by which we fulfill our true purpose: to glorify God, serve the common good and further God’s Kingdom. God reminds us […]

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Do What You Love: Planning a Career Change

Do What You Love: Planning a Career Change

| July 10, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average employed American spends over 7.5 hours a day at work or doing a work-related activity – more time than any activity other than sleeping.   According to a recent study, over 55% of Americans want a career change. Why do so many people continue to spend most […]

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MAGNA CARTA: 800 Years Ago the Foundation for Civil Liberties was Laid

MAGNA CARTA: 800 Years Ago the Foundation for Civil Liberties was Laid

| June 7, 2015

June 15 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”).  It is the foundation document for Western government and for civil liberties.  It is renewed by every British monarch and embodied in the United States Constitution.  June 15, 1215 is one of the […]

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“Spring” Into Your Office

“Spring” Into Your Office

| April 14, 2015

Your office should be an expression of you and your business.  So, what’s SPRINGing out of your office?  Does your office still portray the humdrum of winter? And what a winter we’ve had!  You can implement some minor enhancements to make yourself, your employees, and your clients feel the freshness and revitalization of spring.  Spring […]

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Spark and Echo Arts

Spark and Echo Arts

| March 6, 2015

Spark and Echo Arts is a Christian ministry in and to the artistic community.  Founded by composer and performer Jonathan Roberts with actor and musician Emily Clare Zempel,  Spark and Echo is on the ambitious project of creating or commissioning a work of art, music, theatre, poetry, dance or film in response to every passage […]

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Asking Tough Questions about Stewardship and Education

Asking Tough Questions about Stewardship and Education

| February 5, 2015

On January 9, 2015, President Obama announced a proposal subsidizing two years of community college education for students who attend at least half time and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. If all states participate, the proposal claims that as many as nine million students may be affected. Students attending community college full time […]

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