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Recovering From Failure

Have you ever failed? I mean, really failed? You know, that sickening feeling when you realize you’ve missed the mark, made a huge mistake, or gone just a little too far. No wonder it’s one of our greatest fears. You want to know what my biggest financial failure was? I became successful in the eyes […]

A Business Owner’s Best Counselor

The late Larry Burkett, our founder, believed that an excellent wife, as described in Proverbs 31, should be her husband’s primary earthly counselor. Larry observed that in a family business, the wife is either immersed in the day-to-day operation or is totally isolated from any vital input.   Wives, you must not allow yourselves to […]

Enjoying Your Job

  Do you like your work? The ancient philosopher Aristotle said “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” When we enjoy our work we do it better than the one who does not. And, great satisfaction is found when our gifts and talents are put into action. If our purpose on earth is […]

An Honest Resume

Canadian businessman and politician, Stanley J. Randall, said, “The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.” Have you ever been tempted to exaggerate your credentials when completing a job application or updating a resume? Desperate people will often lie in a competitive employment market. Some falsify […]

Building A Good Reputation

Are you full of good intentions but never make headway? Henry Ford said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Our careers are highly dependent on the reputations we build.  And, those are established by our priorities. For a Christian, those priorities must be established outside of what the world […]

Avoiding Financial Temptation

Paul taught Timothy that those who want to get rich fall into temptation and snares. Paul knew the heart of man. Like the world, Christians rationalize indulgence. Our affluence has distorted our priorities and we compromise truth in the deception of self-fulfillment. Vanna White, the letter spinner on Wheel of Fortune, recently admitted regretting a […]

Harmed by Pride

In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis said, “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest.” Pride affects your wallet. In an article at time.com Paul Michael says, “There is no […]

Cheated by Pride

Andrew Murray said, “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” Pride is a spiritual stronghold; a tool of the enemy used to set itself up against the knowledge of God. It controls, it entangles, and renders believers ineffective in their witness. Beth Moore addressed it in her book Praying […]