February 19, 2015
I just finished commenting to students on the advantages and disadvantages of business outsourcing in a marketing class I teach. Outsourcing is an emotional topic for many people today. Employees may see outsourcing as an attempt by the company to limit job opportunities and lower costs. Employers may use outsourcing as a way to lower costs and focus on core competencies. Both viewpoints agree on wanting quality in the finished product, but differ on the approach.
February 02, 2015
I am a big fan of puzzles. I could sit for hours and work on them. There are dozens of them in the top of a closet at my mom’s house that I still will put together over and over again when I visit her. If you are like me, then you know the overwhelming feeling of anxiety after putting the border together and seeing the mound of other pieces to sort and try; yet, you also know the feelings of relief and accomplishment when you can see your puzzle nearing completion. It’s no longer tiny pieces of cardboard that you think will never fit together; but rather, it’s one picture or image that tells a story all in itself.
September 08, 2014
It is late July as I write this devotion. I am in a writing mood, having just finished the manuscript for my 30th book and wrapped up a set of radio messages to tape next week for my “Prayerful Parenting” program. I am not bragging. I am still, after 55 years on this planet, humbled and incredulous considering what God has done for me. God is able. He really, really is.