Calling in Sick – part 3

“I was abducted by aliens…” When asked to share the most unusual excuses workers gave for missing work, recruiting managers shared some of their favorite examples: “I’m too drunk to drive to work.”“I accidentally flushed my keys down the toilet.”“I had to help deliver a baby on my way to work.” (Employee was not in [Read More…]

Calling in Sick – Part 2

Purportedly from the Sunday, April 14, 1994 edition of the Washington Post. A contest was held in which readers were asked to come up with excuses to miss a day of work: If it is all the same to you, I won’t be coming in to work. The voices told me to clean all the [Read More…]

Calling in sick

A new survey on “summer absenteeism” shows 39 percent of full-time employees have called in sick just to enjoy a day off. They call it a “mental health day.” They use the day to go shopping, go to the lake, or lounge around the house. Mondays and Fridays seem to be the day most popular. [Read More…]

Politicians and faith

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot of God-talk from the political candidates. It seems to be going far beyond the customary, “And may God bless America.”In the past, whenever a politician would speak out about their faith, the press would cry ‘foul’ and accuse them of wanting to establish a theocracy or some other nonsense. [Read More…]

The naked worker

In the beginning, Adam and Eve were completely transparent in the Garden. It wasn’t their lack of clothing. It was their attitudes. It was the way they conducted their lives. Since there was no sin, there was no need to hide. But after the fall, everything for Adam and Eve changed. God called out, “Adam, [Read More…]

He’s got game — from drugs to Jesus, Reds outfielder finds new life

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton had the world ahead of him. Picked no. 1 in the 1999 draft by Tampa Bay, what more could a high school senior want? The Devil Rays believed he was such a complete package that they dubbed him the “future of the franchise.” He could pitch – clocked at 96 [Read More…]

Group Hug

On Friday night, ABC’s 20/20 aired an episode called “Seeing and Believing: The Power of Faith.” It seems the media has a fleeting fascination with people who are motivated with things beyond money or possessions or pleasure. We are freaks in their estimation and they often go out of their way to demonstrate the ‘freakiest’ [Read More…]

Freedom and forgiveness

Jesus tells a story in Matthew 18 about the “unforgiving servant.” A man approached the King, having owed him the modern equivalent of 12 million dollars. There was no way to pay the money back and the only payment option left at this point was to sell the man and his family into slavery and [Read More…]

Christian party poopers

“Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.”— Jesus Christ, John 16.22“One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.”-Robert A. Heinlein Red Letter Believers are people who know how to celebrate. There far too many dour – yet [Read More…]

Dog the Bounty Hunter – God’s Bloodhound

Fake man or man of faith Duane Chapman, who goes by the name “Dog the Bounty Hunter” is a head busting, TV star who chases criminals on the lam. He also claims to be a born-again Christian whose show on A&E is filled with biblical references and expressions of faith. Before he goes to hunt [Read More…]