Month: September 2018

Optics

The co-worker who always gets recognized by his supervisors even if it is undeserved. The married couple that seems to have it all. The sibling/friend/classmate that can do no wrong. I’m sure all of us can think of people that fall into these categories. These people share a common trait – they all have mastered the art of “optics”. “Optics” …

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Sabbath Rest

One of the aspects of banking that I most enjoyed was that I never had to work on Sunday. Thus, I could count on a Sabbath rest every week. Now, I recognize that some people (e.g., pastors, doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters) do have to work on Sundays. But they also need to find a Sabbath rest. Why? Why is it …

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Before You Walk Into Church

Last month I shared some thoughts from a little booklet I came across by Tony Payne called How To Walk Into Church. I suggested that worship isn’t about me, as an individual, it’s about God (praising him, worshiping him) and us, together, as a spiritual family in his presence. And so we should come with the expectation of meeting God, …

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Not Retiring

After 21 years, I have left the employment of Prudential Financial. As a result, many people have congratulated me on my “retirement.” In fact, there was big party, people said lots of nice things about me, and I even received a brand new Calloway Rogue One driver for my golf bag. Everyone wanted to hear how I was going to …

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