Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Preparing Your Heart for Easter

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There is a hymn we usually sing at Easter that touches my heart and helps me remember what Jesus did for me. It is When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. Here are some of the words:  When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died  My richest gain I count but […]


Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Preparing Your Heart for Easter

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There are many good books written to prepare your heart for Easter. I’ve been reading a couple of them and I encourage you to do that. Some are very short—you can read them in an hour or less. Let me share some quotes from authors you may know.  Tim Keller:  If Jesus rose from the […]


Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Preparing Your Heart for Easter

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How do you plan to celebrate Easter? For some it will be a day of great rejoicing and praise, and for others, sadly, it will simply be a tradition where they will go through the ritual of remembering what Jesus did for us but it won’t impact their hearts. So, how about you? Are you […]


Monday, April 6th, 2020

Preparing Your Heart for Easter

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(NOTE: This was written and recorded before COVID-19 and social distancing. While we can’t gather in our churches, it is even more important for us to prepare our hearts for Easter.)  It is the week before Easter when we celebrate the most important event in all of history—the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. […]


Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Principles of Success :: Interview with Cheryl Bachelder

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Mary continues her interview with Cheryl Bachelder. Cheryl is the former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. In nine years Cheryl led the organization in such a way that sales were up 45 percent, profits had doubled, and the stock price went from $13 to $61. And the path Cheryl opened and led to achieve this success […]


Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Dishonest Coworker

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Fran’s coworker, Jack, is a Christian but his life is not exemplary. Jesus showed Fran she must first respond to Jack in love, and then through Galatians 6:1, she was encouraged to speak one-on-one with Jack about these problems. But when she did, Jack responded in a very defensive manner and basically told Fran to […]


Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Dishonest Coworker

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Fran, is talking to her coworker, Jack, who is very vocal about being a Christian but often dishonest in his business life. After reading Galatians 6:1, she feels the Lord would have her talk to him one-on-one in a gentle way, so she has invited him to lunch today. After her confrontation, Jack looks stunned. […]


Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Dishonest Coworker

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Fran is learning how to deal with a coworker, Jack, who lets everyone know he’s a Christian, and then is very dishonest and deceptive in his business dealings. After realizing how prideful and unloving she has been toward Jack, Fran prays for him this morning. “Lord,” she says, “help me to see Jack the way […]


Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Dishonest Coworker

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As Fran is getting ready to leave the office, who but Jack walks in. “Hi, Fran, how’s my sister in Christ today?” Fran gives him a look that could kill. “You know, Jack,” she says, “it’s great to talk about your faith in Jesus openly like you do, but one thing I try to do […]


Monday, March 30th, 2020

Fran & Jesus on the Job: Dishonest Coworker

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Our fictional story of Fran and Jesus on the Job continues, as Fran confronts a Christian coworker who has a poor testimony in the company. Fran can talk to Jesus and know he is with her through her day, and it sure makes a difference in her life. I hope her story will encourage you […]