God’s Profit and Loss

Businesses live and breathe by the Profit & Loss statement. Profit is king. It drives motivations and decisions of business leaders. Without profit, business life expectancy is short.  Whether a little profit or a lot, the approach taken to understand the P&L makes all the difference. 2 Corinthians 13:11 says, “Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree [...]

2019-02-14T00:18:56+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on God’s Profit and Loss

A Different Jesus

Over the years we’ve hired dozens of speakers for our events. In addition, my wife, Kathy, is now also hiring speakers for our UB Women Gatherings. We’ve noticed that it has become more important to check out the beliefs of those who label themselves as Christians. The word Christian has morphed to mean many different things to different people. In [...]

2019-02-12T21:24:52+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Different Jesus

A Selfless Plumber

My daughter, Megan, and her husband, Brian, were remodeling a bathroom and discovered a potential problem. Their previous plumber had tried to sell them on items they didn’t need, so I encouraged Megan to call AB May. Megan later shared that the AB May serviceman cared enough to look out for their interest. Rather than sell them on tearing out [...]

2019-02-11T21:51:29+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Selfless Plumber

The Key to a Healthy Company

AB May, a home service company in Kansas City, won the Global Healthy Workplace Award in Bergamo, Italy, last fall. This international award is for organizations that have well-being at the center of their culture. AB May has many great well-being programs, but Glen and Shirley Posladek noted that all the winners of the Global Healthy Workplace Awards deeply care [...]

2019-02-10T22:09:49+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Key to a Healthy Company

An Uncommon Man, Part III

Many wrestle with whether science and true faith can co-exist. Botanist, George Washington Carver, was renowned for his scientific prowess, but he never doubted the interconnection between science and faith. He once said, “As I worked on projects which fulfilled a real human need, forces were working through me which amazed me. I would often go to sleep with an [...]

2019-02-05T00:05:53+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on An Uncommon Man, Part III

An Uncommon Man, Part II

Botanist and Inventor, George Washington Carver, was an uncommon man. Despite being born into slavery, Mr. Carver became respected by many famous people, including Henry Ford and President Theodore Roosevelt. Even more uncommon was his willingness to give God credit. Mr. Carver once said, “When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' [...]

2019-02-04T23:52:33+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on An Uncommon Man, Part II

An Uncommon Man, Part I

George Washington Carver, a botanist and inventor, was born into slavery in 1860. Against all odds, Carver eventually received a Master’s Degree and went on to teach at Tuskegee University. Although Mr. Carver accomplished many amazing feats in his lifetime, his fascination with the peanut became his most noted. He was truly an uncommon man. A famous quote of his [...]

2019-02-04T23:46:55+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on An Uncommon Man, Part I

An Unconventional Calling

When Michele Rigby Assad obtained a degree in Arab Studies, her family wondered how she would ever find a decent job. After a series of unlikely events, Michele was asked to become an undercover CIA operative. For a Christian southern belle without international experience, this seemed unlikely and, yes, an unconventional calling. Yet, God began to make it clear that [...]

2019-02-03T20:55:21+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on An Unconventional Calling

Follow-up Calendar

How many meetings have ended with the team departing full of great intentions to move a project forward, to follow-up with a customer or to complete the action item lists? Too often a week goes by and not one item can be checked off as completed. James 2:17 says, “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not [...]

2019-01-31T17:58:33+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Follow-up Calendar

Image Bearing Innovator

In an article by Lean Business Group, innovation is named as one of businesses top ten problems. Starting a business is one thing, continuing to develop new ideas that customers crave is another. Our creator God is the best innovator. Being His image bearers, we are also creative innovators. With His Spirit in us, we have access to ideas, creative [...]

2019-01-02T16:12:24+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Image Bearing Innovator