25 Jul: Start Well; end Well

            Two of the kindest people I’ve ever met are Frank and Sherri Pomeroy. Their dedication to the people they serve is as strong and pure as you will find in any church. One of the clearest reviews of horrific criminal action is told by Douglas Burig who takes you through the scene with applicable lessons learned. Jack and Jayma Wilson are the kind of people you want to live next to and would scoot out a chair for if they walked into the café where you and friends are. All of them experienced unimaginable carnage and pure evil at places it should have never come to. Frank and Sherri continue to pastor the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs (Texas) where a mass murder event occurred on 11/05/2017. Doug Burig was the on-scene law-enforcement commander at the West Nichol Mines, Amish school house (Lancaster County…

18 Jul: What’s Your Team Culture?

Being in the Facilities Department at a ministry was challenging. There were times we didn’t feel very appreciated. At Focus on the Family, every department started every day with devotionals (devo’s). Those were first thing in the morning for every department. There would be 50 or more devos happening every day at 08:00. The Facilities Department couldn’t do devos at 08:00. That is when calls came in from multiple devos that it was too hot, too cold, not enough chairs, funny smells or a needed whiteboard. One day was particularly maddening. It seemed every devo in every building was demanding something. Everyone needed it 5 minutes ago. I only had 8 guys working for me and we were running every direction. We were too late and too slow to satisfy anyone. Later that morning the chaos died down and our little group got to have our devo. Everyone was frustrated…

11 Jul: Critical Race Theory

Get a fairly recently dated $10.00 (or higher) bill in your hands. There are 4 clear numbers marked at the 4 corners of the face of that bill, indicating it’s value. The bottom right number however is a different color than the rest. Tilt it up and down in your fingers and you will see that bottom right number change colors between copper and green. That’s just one of many ways to confirm currency authenticity. The U.S. Currency Education Program (USCurrency.gov) has many training resources on their website. One is a 41-page PowerPoint titled, “How to Check Your Money.” Designed to educate on how to detect counterfeit bills, there is not a single photo or illustration of a counterfeit bill in the document. It’s a practice of the financial industry to familiarize staff with the real thing so well that they will recognize a fake when they see it. There…