No More Prejudice – Our Daily Bread – March 4, 2014

A 2010 survey by Newsweekcontained some startling statistics: 57 percent of hiring managers believe an unattractive (but qualified) job candidate would have a harder time getting hired; 84 percent of managers said their bosses would hesitate before hiring a qualified older candidate; 64 percent of hiring managers said they believe companies should be allowed to hire people based on appearance. All are clear examples of unacceptable … Continue reading No More Prejudice – Our Daily Bread – March 4, 2014

Our Daily Bread — Big Spring – February 28, 2014

The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. —John4:14 In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a remarkable natural wonder—a pool about 40 feet deep and 300 feet across that Native Americans called “Kitch-iti-kipi,” or “the big cold water.” Today it is known as The Big Spring. It is fed by underground springs that push … Continue reading Our Daily Bread — Big Spring – February 28, 2014

Our Daily Bread — Consider The Lilies – February 27, 2014

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. —Psalm 19:1 I enjoy nature and giving praise to its Creator, but I sometimes wrongly feel guilty for admiring it too much. Then I remember that Jesus used nature as a teaching tool. To encourage people not to worry, He used simple wildflowers as an example. “Consider the lilies,” He said, and … Continue reading Our Daily Bread — Consider The Lilies – February 27, 2014

Our Daily Bread — “Lie Down” – February 25, 2014

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. —Psalm 23:2-3 Our golden retriever can get so overly excited that he will go into a seizure. To prevent that from happening, we try to calm him. We stroke him, speak to him in a soothing voice, and tell him to lie down. But when … Continue reading Our Daily Bread — “Lie Down” – February 25, 2014

Empty Fort Strategy

In the Chinese historical novelRomance of the Three Kingdoms, author Luo Guanzhong describes the “Empty Fort Strategy,” a use of reverse psychology to deceive the enemy. When 150,000 troops from the Wei Kingdom reached Xicheng, which had less than 2,500 soldiers, they found the city gate wide open and the famous military tactician Zhuge Liang calmly playing the zither with two children beside him. The … Continue reading Empty Fort Strategy