What a great idea! I was just dragging myself to write this column. Where have you been all my life? Unless your employer allows a creative interpretation of sick time – I’m sick of my job, my boss makes me sick, I’m sicking my dog on my co-worker – it’s not OK to skip work for mental health purposes. Lord knows, if that were the case, the no-show rate would be 50 percent.
You and your husband are in the process of beginning a new and very important relationship between two different families, and often that involves using new titles. Sometimes, these new titles are used easily and without hesitation. But not always.
First, I would view your mother-in-law’s request to be called “mom” as a positive sign of acceptance and affection.
God calls us to bear witness to his truth and his love at all times. This is not always an easy task – especially when speaking about our faith with fellow Christian brothers and sisters. So how do we keep our words wrapped in Christ’s love and respect when we disagree? Let these three fruits of the Holy Spirit be your guide:
“No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.” (Jn 15:13)
This past Memorial Day was a particularly solemn one for me, and the verse above kept coming to mind as I thought of the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
There is a phrase called “death by meetings,” but there’s also a kind of “death by no meetings.” The biggest challenge in every organization is communication. The best companies do it well.For starters, I recommend a 30-minute weekly meeting, same time and place. Focus on the operations and tactics, with a look-back at last week, and look-forward to the next.1. Get clear in your own mind. What are the top three things you and they need to know? What are the success indicators? What’s bugging you? What’s bugging them? At a minimum, meetings should solve problems.
In his Prairie Home Companion radio broadcast, Garrison Keillor would invite listeners to follow the tale of Lake Wobegon where all women were strong and all men were good looking. Of course, their children were all above average! Your daughter’s B in math would allow her to be one of Lake Wobegon’s above- average children! In general, “A” grades represent exemplary/outstanding progress in a subject area. A student with a B is demonstrating proficient/above-average progress. All of us have gifts and talents in specific areas; we can’t be exemplary in every skill valued in our society.