Category Archives: Career Preparation

  • Responsibility Over Relationship

    Responsibility is a necessary part of life, and all children must learn to do their part. However, we parents sometimes give our children too much responsibility, and for the wrong reasons. Parents who have obsessive, controlling, perfectionist tendencies often use their children for their own selfish purposes. When my children were growing up, I gave […]

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  • The Stick-Crafter

    What would you do if you returned home from war wounded, orphaned, and unsure how you could earn a living? I recently read of a man who faced just this situation–and “his wounds rendered all severe labor impossible.” (The Little Lamb, p. 115) What was he to do? In Christoph von Schmid’s short story, The […]

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  • Josiah Wedgewood

    I’ve often daydreamed of being a master potter. There’s something unique and romantic about shaping beautiful vessels out of formless clay. One of my favorite potters is Josiah Wedgewood. He has made some of the most beautiful pottery in the world. One of the things I love about Wedgewood is his insistence upon excellence, beauty, […]

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  • Bartering Or Blessing: Timothy Eaton Entrepreneur

    “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” – Proverbs 11:25

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  • Cars for Sale

    For me, sitting in a car dealership while my car is being repaired is like having a root canal! Picture me, if you will, while sitting in the waiting room: typing feverishly on my laptop, my Bible sitting on the coffee table, and several books waiting to be opened. I always take several hours of […]

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  • Don’t Go to the Philistines

    “Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, ‘Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.’ But every one of the Israelites went down to the Philistines to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, or his sickle, and the charge was two-thirds of a […]

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  • Unexpected Redemption

    Imagine this: your husband and sons have died, and you’re broke. You’ve lost your home. Years ago you left your extended family to join your wealthy husband. Your friends back home have suffered severe economic times while you have lived on the high end. Now you have nowhere to go except back home. You must […]

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  • Flight on Horses

    Work is exhausting. I know, because for the past two weeks I have relentlessly worked late hours just to finish all of the day’s work. For some, work is like a prison from which we wish to escape. We fantasize about having a day, a month, or a lifetime free from responsibility; about using time, […]

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  • Aspiration or Perspiration

    Marco Andreoli was 32 years old in 2002 when Italy’s highest court ordered Marco’s father to pay him approximately $1,000 per month until Marco found a job that “fit his aspirations.” Well, I am glad I am not a citizen of Italy because I would go to jail before I ever paid $1,000 per month […]

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  • Early in the Morning

    Are you more productive late at night or early in the morning? At the Lamplighter Guild last summer, we tried an experiment with our students. We started each day at 6:15 a.m. As the sun rose, you could see students and teachers in the Word and prayer dotted around the landscape; meeting in gazebos on the […]

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