An Old Holiday That Is Always New

By Robert J. Tamasy

This is the week we again turn thoughts to "Christmas," whatever that happens to mean for each of us. For many around the world, it means the commemoration of the birthday of Jesus Christ, even though the actual date of His birth is hidden in historical obscurity. For today's business and professional world, however, Christmas means the difference between profit and loss (especially if you are in retail); the evaluation of bonuses for employees; the culmination of another fiscal year; and even determining whether "Merry Christmas" is an appropriate greeting for customers in our politically correct culture.

Tags:  Christmas, Holidays

Three Paradoxes Of Business

By Rick Boxx

Have you ever taken time to examine your personal worldview and factors that have formed it? Our worldviews are critical since they shape the ways we think about the world and how we respond to it. In that light, many commonly held views on business run counter to the biblical worldview, and we would be wise to understand how these perspectives conflict. Here are a few of them:

Tags:  Paradoxes, Business, Profit, Partnership, Position

For What – Or Whom – Are You Thankful?

By Robert J. Tamasy

This week millions of people all around the world have officially mark the observance of Thanksgiving Day, although it is perfectly acceptable to feel thankful at any time during the year. One of the good things about holidays like Thanksgiving Day is they provide specific motivation to pause, reflect and remember things – and people – for which we are grateful.

Tags:  Thankful, People, Thanksgiving

Do Not Be Reluctant To Show Mercy

By Dr. Rick Warren

In real fellowship – a friendship or relationship in which mutual support is extended – people experience mercy. Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes are not rubbed in with constant reminders, but rubbed out and forgiven. Fellowship happens when mercy wins over justice.

Tags:  Mercy

What Are You Afraid Of?

By Robert J. Tamasy

Each October millions of children – and some men and women – put on costumes that range from cartoon and TV characters to witches and ghosts. For many people, it seems their objective is to appear as frightening as possible, on Halloween.

Tags:  Fear, Circumstances, Trust

We All Were Created To Serve Others

By Dr. Rick Warren

God formed every creature on this planet with a special area of expertise. How do we know this? In the Old Testament of the Bible, we are told, “Your hands shaped me and made me” (Job 10:8). Some animals run, some hop, some swim, some burrow, and some fly. They all have a particular role to play, based on how they were shaped by God. The same is true with humans. Each of us was uniquely designed, or "shaped" to do certain things.

Tags:  Service, Creation, Purpose