I'm making telephone contacts to prospective schools. (I'm looking for a teaching position.) After sending the usual cover letter, résumé, and miscellaneous documents, the next step is the phone…Continue
Hello, everyone.I am trying to re-train (freshen up, gain some new expertise) myself on MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. I would really appreciate feedback on what might be some really good tutorial…Continue
I assume most 48days members are familiar with Dave Ramsey. This post is about the budget meeting. Nerds and Free Spirits unite! Dave Ramsey likes to joke about the short attention span of the…Continue
Yesterday, I listened to my friend Joel Boggess interview Larry Winget (the "pitbull" of personal development). Rather than taking the traditional Dale Carnegie approach to motivation and…Continue
I want to share a very moving thing I witnessed this morning in a children’s Sunday School class. But first I hope you’ll bear with me as I provide a little background on the child who is central to this story.
My good friend Wes Hutchins teaches about 12-13 mostly 5th- and 6th graders. Around the round table were Wes’s own kids as well. Sitting next to Wes (always sitting next to Wes) was his very special needs 10-year-old son, Kyle. Though Kyle’s mind is…Continue
I have a weakness. I'm a compulsive book buyer but a slow book reader.
I made a New Years Resolution at the beginning of this year: I'm not going to buy anymore developmental (don't really care for the term "self-help") books until I've read the ones I have. Problem is I have way too many to read in a year. Right now, I'm reading QBQ by John G. Miller, and yes, putting it to work as well. After all, there's not much point in reading a developmental book if you're not going to…Continue
I’ve been asked what my daughter is going to be for her first Halloween. “A baby,” I might reply. Someone else asked if she was going to wear a costume. “She’ll wear a diaper…that’s a more elaborate costume than most people will wear.” I try to get people to smile and chuckle with these tongue-in-cheek replies rather than go into a long, drawn-out discussion of why I detest Halloween. I could very easily (and probably should) present my grounds on the cultural and religious aspects of…Continue
I just sang my 11-month-old daughter to sleep and had to fight back tears while doing so. Here is one of my favorite “lullabies” I sing to her. It was written by Michael Card for his album “Poiema” (which I highly recommend purchasing).
SUNRISE OF YOUR SMILE
Reject the worldly lie that says that life lies always up ahead.
Let power go before control becomes a crust around your soul.
Escape the hunger to possess the soul-diminishing success.