A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.  – Proverbs 21:30

God has impressed on me to ask everyone to pray for the President elect and pray for America.  I know most of us have been doing that for a very long time, but when God gives me a job to do…  I do it.

prayGod does not care which side of the political fence you sit on – and neither do I.  We need to unite and pray as God’s children – it’s as simple as that.

On January 20th, the President elect will become the President.  He has so much work to do in his first 100 days – I certainly do not envy his position.  Let’s come together and pray for God to give him the courage, strength, humility to lean on Him, and especially wisdom to do the right thing for Americans everywhere!

Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?  – 2 Chronicles 1:1

So that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of the king and his sons.  – Ezra 6:10

For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good.  But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason.  They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.  – Romans 13:4

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile.  Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.  – Jeremiah 29:7

In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.  – Proverbs 21:1

 

Our Heavenly Father,

We humbly bow before You to ask Your blessings on our President elect, Donald Trump.  We pray that you would endow him with Your wisdom and knowledge as he makes decisions that will affect Americans everywhere.  May he execute justice for everyone equally.  We pray that You would build a hedge and surround him with angels at all times.  Keep him healthy and safe please.  Help him to stay focused and energized from above.  May he stay encouraged and positive about the direction America heads from now on.  Please help him to pursue peace and prosperity for Americans as he has promised to do.  Above all, we pray for Your perfect will to be done in our country, Lord.  May we be a blessing to You every day as we are showered with blessings every day.

We ask all of this in the precious name of Christ Jesus our Lord,

Amen.

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During this administration, it’s my hope and prayer that our country will turn back to God and understand that it’s HE who will make America truly great.  May He guide and direct our new President and keep him as only He can.  🙂

 

 

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FUN AT WORK DAY

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Follow your dreams – unless it’s that one where you’re at work in your underwear.  – Unknown

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Do you have fun at work???  Well, today you should!  If you are a boss, I have news for you.  Did you know you will get much more productivity from your employees if you make a fun work environment for them?  That’s right!  Nobody wants a job that seriously affects their ability to giggle.  I’ve had a few of those jobs in my life, and I found I made more mistakes and took more “sick” days because I just did not want to be there.

 Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.   – H. Jackson Brown

I’m not saying a workplace should be a circus (unless you actually work in a circus), but there needs to be a bit of fun every day.  Make your employees want to come to work with emotional incentives and a positive overall attitude.

I had three children while I was earning my PhD at Harvard.  When I met with a therapist, one of the first things she asked was, “When was the last time you read a book for fun?”  That day, schlepping my preschoolers through the grocery store, I picked up a copy of Jurassic Park.  I read all night.  That question became a pivotal part of my career as a coach and self-help author.  Inject fun into any joyless portion of your life.  Everything can change.  – Martha Beck, PhD

Positivity works from the top down – not from the bottom up.  If you as a boss have a great outlook and make things more fun for your people, then your people will respect you and work well with and for you.

I’ve worked for some great people, and I’ve worked for some not so great people.  The great ones make sure you know you matter and make sure the work environment is friendly and not hostile or overly competitive.  They don’t micro-manage, but they know what is going on in their department.  There is always an element of FUN with a great boss.

 Thank God every morning when you get up, that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not.  Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.   – Charles Kingsley 

Leadership is a gift some people naturally possess.  It’s important to learn how to be the best leader you can be for the sake of those under you.  The bottom line is, the better you treat your people, the more work you will get from them.  You have to earn their respect and their commitment.

All happy companies are different:  Each one earns a monopoly by solving a unique problem.  All failed companies are the same:  They failed to escape competition.  – Peter Thiel

For most people, committing time to a job is not just about getting a paycheck.  It’s about knowing you can have a bit of fun along the way and not get in trouble for it.  🙂