Faith vs. Belief
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” Hebrews 11:1-2 Have you ever heard of a faith walk? This isn’t a new term for me, but when I sat down to write this article, I decided to look it up just to make sure that I was referencing it properly. You know what I found? Not much. Wait. Let me clarify that. I found churches, Bible studies, organizations, devotionals, blogs, groups…tons of things. But none of them was a specific definition or description of origin. So let me say that I’m not a theologian.…
The Dangers of Comparison Marketing (From Beyond The Buzz Marketing)
Are you concentrating on your own goals or working on someone else’s? One of the most common issues that I encounter when consulting in business or mentoring on a personal basis is comparison. It also happens to be one of the most detrimental things we can deal with in our lives. The internet has created a ripe field for comparing our lives and businesses with others and when that happens, we always come out lacking. Most of the time, it’s apples and oranges. Even in business. I encourage people to keep an eye on what competitors are doing and to even check out other websites and blogs that they enjoy…
Guest Post: Water the Flowers, Not the Weeds. -by L.E.Taylor
Anyone who has known me for any length of time has probably heard me talk about seeds. I fully believe that with both work and our personal lives, everything we do is a seed. Everything we attempt, pitch or put together is a seed. It’s up to God to make it grow into the right thing and at the right time. Some seeds may be fruit that will sustain us. Others might grow into a beautiful flower that blesses us for a season. I always pray that God helps keep me focused on the right things so I don’t spend too much time tending weeds. So when one of my…
Instead of WWJD….
At this point in time, it’s probably safe to say that a large majority of the planet’s population has seen the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” somewhere. Hats, shirts, bracelets, notebooks, bumper stickers… (For those who are wondering, the picture is a wall decal you can find here.) With clever bits of merchandising, this tagline has saturated the market for product integration into life. Despite the fact that it’s been so overused it’s become a parody of itself, it’s still a question that those who follow Christ should be considering on a regular basis. For me, this phrase usually takes me to a place with a lot of robed guys…
Facebook Official Page: Can it replace a website for your company?
Recently I had a client mention to me that they had no interest in developing their own website for their company. The reasoning behind this was that they have a Facebook Official Page and that, in their mind, served their purpose. After all, it’s got their logo/branding on it, they interact daily with their customers, and the biggest reason; it’s cheap. Though I understand all of those points (and trust me – they are valid), when you weigh out the pros and cons, it just doesn’t add up. Here are a few things to consider.
Bullying Part Two: The School’s Responsibility
Recently, I posted an article about bullying. I asked if it had changed or if we, as a society, had changed. I think that this is a really complex answer and I don’t believe that it can be addressed with any measure of value in a series of blog entries. Still, this is my platform and bullying hurts my heart in a personal way, so this is my attempt. My family has dealt with severe and powerful bullying on more than one occasion. A few years ago, a little girl at my daughter’s school decided that she didn’t like my daughter. It happens all the time and unfortunately, it’s something…