Want an Audience with the King and to Receive His Gifts?

The Hebrew word translated “gift” means a “present” that one person gives to another. The NIV translates it this way, “A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.” This verse describes what happens when you support a ministry.

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How Happy is Your Brain?

Several studies on the temporoparietal junction of the brain (TPJ for short) provide a biological basis for altruistic (unselfish) behavior. One study found a strong connection between the volume (size) of a person’s TPJ and their willingness to engage in selfless acts. The larger the TPJ the more likely the person is to do nice…

If you are as busy as a bee, are you as smart as one? 

There are three ways to make profit: gross margin, expense control and productivity. I’ll bet your CFO has the first two all sewed up. And the third one? I’ll bet again that he or she can’t give you a straight answer on how to raise it. That is because they are better at things like numbers, inventory, assets, than intangible things…

The Shepherd vs. The Hired Man

As Father Ed pointed out in last Sunday’s homily, when it comes to taking care of sheep, they are much better off with a real shepherd who cares for them than with someone just in it for the money. In John 10:12 Jesus said, “He who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd,…