Articles published in 2015

A 'Do-Over' Or A New Start?

By Robert J. Tamasy

For each of us, the end of another year can mean different things. Some businesses base their fiscal years on the annual calendar, so for them it is a time for assessing the year just concluded as well as planning and forecasting for the year about to start.

Tags:  Do-Over

A Truly Gift-Worthy Christmas

By Robert Tamasy

In many parts of the world, Christmas is synonymous with gift giving. How that is practiced varies from culture to culture, but in most cases a spirit of generosity and good will prevails. We exchange gifts of some sort in our homes with family members and friends. Businesses sponsor Christmas parties for employees, often accompanied by gifts as tokens of appreciation for another year of diligent labor. Sometimes annual bonuses are presented, dependent on how prosperous the company was over the past 12 months.

Tags:  Christmas

Impossible Task Or Great Opportunity?

By Steve Trice

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." (Chuck Swindoll)

My assistant shared this message with me from Chuck Swindoll, at just the right moment. I had come through what I perceived as a very frustrating and perplexing long term issue, and I was considering allowing the circumstances to cause me to retrench and give up on a passion I believe the Lord has laid on my heart.

Tags:  Impossible Tasks, Great Opportunities

Is It A Good Time To Be Thankful?

By Robert J. Tamasy

"Thanks a lot!" These three words carry a tremendous amount of meaning, and can be intended many ways. They can represent a sincere expression of gratitude, extended to an employee for excellent work on a project, a coworker, a valued customer for their business, or a supplier for meeting an urgent need in a timely manner. Or it can be said sarcastically, referring to someone's work, comments or attitudes that were not appreciated.

Tags:  Thankfulness

WILL THE REAL ME PLEASE STAND UP – Part 2

By Pam Kanaly

Can you imagine receiving fifty million dollars from your deceased uncle and never depositing the check in the bank? Yet that’s what many believers do with their God-given inheritance granted at salvation. As a child of Christ the King, are you cashing-in on your spiritual heritage or living beneath your privileges? In Will the Real Me Please Stand Up, I’ve brought to light 100 benefits granted to every follower of Christ. These enrichments known as the “100 I am Blessings” highlight your new creature status. They grant spiritual power and vision and enable you to conquer defeat and step into a triumphant life.

Tags:  personhood

WILL THE REAL ME PLEASE STAND UP – Part 1

By Pam Kanaly

It was the mid-1960s. I sat in the living room of my house on 2417 Duncan Street waiting for my favorite television game show, “To Tell the Truth.” Three contestants graced the stage all posing to be the same person but only one emerged as the true identity. Today’s TV shows are no different. Mankind is still in search of authentic realities; you know: the real American idol, the real dancing star, or the real survivor. But what if a new show came out next season called, “Will the Real Me Please Stand Up.” I wonder who would watch it?

Tags:  personhood

Defeating Discouragement

By Rick Warren

Discouragement is a disease unique to human beings: It's universal. Everyone gets it. It's reoccurring. You can catch it more than once. It's highly contagious. Hang around discouraged people - you'll be infected.

Tags:  discouragement

Leading With Wisdom

By Rick Boxx

Most CEOs and other top executives of large organizations have access to a wide range of business advisors and teachers. Many of these consultants arrive with the latest business ideas and fads. Fads come and go, however, being replaced by other novel and often short-lived strategies. Left in their wake are confusion and questionable business practices that are not rooted in time-tested wisdom.

Tags:  Leadership, Wisdom