Cursive writing, good grammar, conversation, hospitality: these lost arts seem to have gone out of vogue in the twenty-first century but remain vital to a healthy society. [Read more…]
My dear friend, Madonna lost her mother over four decades ago and still has few answers about her disappearance. About a year ago, I wrote Bring Annita Home to ask for your prayers and solicit donations to the search effort. Quite a lot transpired over that year, but the piece below gives a very brief update. [Read more…]
I remember my first job interview. It consisted of the manager at our local Burger Chef calling me on my sixteenth birthday to ask me when I was coming to work. Nearly all of my older siblings had worked there, and he had anticipated his new cashier for some time. I showed up, donned my brown and orange polyester uniform, and walked straight into the work force.
Not all interviews are quite that easy. So much can’t be learned from an application or even from a cursory interview. A resume only tells part of the story, but a person’s character is so much more than what a piece of paper can tell. How will this person handle pressure? Is he kind? How will he treat people? [Read more…]
“Go be a blessing!” Our pastor years ago ended every sermon with this short exhortation. He explained repeatedly over his ten-year tenure that if we come and go to GET a blessing, we’ll likely be disappointed, but if we come and go to BE a blessing, we’ll always GET one.