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Trust

Trust

As kids growing up in the South, we played in the Woods. The “woods” are the wooded areas we entered to play, build forts, dig foxholes, camp out, explore, and hike. There were trails to follow, trees to climb, thick brush to navigate, fallen trees, bugs, spiders, and snakes.

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Water

Water

Water is a major body component, accounting for 50–60% of your total weight. It is vital for all body functions, from flushing out waste to lubricating your joints. All body cells, organs, and tissues require water to function. Generally, a person can only survive...

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Serving@Work

Serving@Work

At work, we serve. We serve the users of products and services that we and our companies produce and sell. But what about the people working alongside us? What about the people we spend so much time with—our bosses, our teams, our peers, our rivals, our friends? What...

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The Perfect Bracket

The Perfect Bracket

No one has ever filled out a verifiably perfect NCAA Men’s Basketball bracket in the history of the modern NCAA tournament. Two, no one likely ever will, because the odds are infinitesimally small. But that doesn’t stop us from thinking we can be the first person to do it. Why is this such an impossible feat?

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Relationships

Relationships

Growing up, one of my favorite board games was Battleship. Each player had a game board and started with five ships. The ships had holes on top where a red peg would be inserted if the opposing player called out the corresponding number on the game board. A carrier had five holes, a battleship had four, a cruiser had three, a submarine had three, and a destroyer had two. The goal was to sink all your opponent’s ships before they sank yours.

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Worship

Worship

In this blog, we’re using the word ‘worship’ in a unique way, not tied to specific religious expressions. Here, ‘worship’ is defined as a lens through which we examine what we prioritize and value most.

The word, ‘worship’ is derived from the Old English ‘Weorþscipe,’ meaning “worship, honor shown to an object,” or defined as “worthiness” or “worth-ship.” It is the act of assigning worth or worthiness, which simply means valuing something highly and holding it with great regard. What do you worship or assign worth to?

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Different

Different

We are all different, and that is good. Our faces, skin, hair, and eye colors are different. Our body shapes, fingerprints, thinking, desires, loves, dreams, what makes us happy, what makes us sad – all different. God made every person different, and every person is...

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Obedience

Obedience

Growing up, we played a card game called “Who am I?” The goal was to ask the cardholder questions to try and discover who or what was on the card the cardholder was holding. You would win when you guessed the correct answer.

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Shepherding

Shepherding

Recently, a friend gave me the book The Way of the Shepherd (Leman and Pentak). The subtitle is Seven Secrets to Managing Productive People. The title caused instant intrigue, but as I read it, I was enthralled by the simple truths that can produce profound results. I...

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