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November 10th, 2019

Tear Down This Wall

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan called on Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. In the same way, we're calling for another wall to be torn down, the wall separating faith and work--but more than that, for bridges to be built.

October 19th, 2019

Working for God: The Story of R. G. LeTourneau and the University He Founded

A fresh telling of the story of R. G. LeTourneau, the engineering genius who designed and built the giant earth-moving machines that helped win WW II and built the highway infrastructure of America--and founded an engineering school that today is the premier Christian polytechnic university...

October 18th, 2019

Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah

We can learn much about leadership by studying the lives of Bible characters. Previously in our series we have learned from Jesus and Joseph. Today, we’ll look at leadership lessons from Nehemiah. Hand Me Another Brick, written by Charles Swindoll, was one of the books about Nehemiah I read...

July 16th, 2019

Thank God for Plumbers

by David Greusel If you’ve ever had a plumber in your home to repair a sudden leak (and always on a weekend!), you may have sighed “Thank God for plumbers,” even while complaining about the hospital-sized bill. But I have more reasons than most to thank God for plumbers. Not because my home...

July 10th, 2019

Pay Attention to the Connections

In the fabrication and erection of structural steel, you pay attention to the connections. In the steel fab shop, most of the labor is in the connections: the base plates, shear tabs, and especially the moment connections which have lots of bolt holes and complete joint penetration welds. ...

May 28th, 2019

5 Ways to Leave a Legacy Through Mentoring

Mentoring in retirement sounds like a wonderful idea. “Invest in the next generation. Share your life experience. Feel a renewed sense of purpose.” But in reality, far too often mentoring feels awkward for both mentor and mentee. To the mentee, it can often feel like a mono-directional...

May 11th, 2019

Kingdom Venture at Betenbough Homes

Betenbough Homes, West Texas’ number one new home builder, was founded in 1992 when Ron and Rick Betenbough teamed up to deliver quality homes at the most competitive price. Now, more than 20 years and almost 7,000 homes later, Betenbough Homes continues to provide individuals with an...

March 1st, 2019

The Power of Remembering Names

For most people, their name is the greatest connection to their unique identity. When we remember someone's name, we demonstate that we value him or her. No matter what our excuse—bad memory, poor hearing, age, etc—we can improve our ability to recall names. An article in The Washington...

January 2nd, 2019

Appreciating Your Staff Makes Business Sense

Fifty-one percent of managers reported they felt they were doing a good job in recognizing work well done, but only 17% of their team members stated they felt recognized by the manager for doing good quality work.  For some leaders, the topic of showing appreciation to their employees is...

December 3rd, 2018

Legendary Partnership Between George Bush and R.G. LeTourneau

One of the most daring ventures in the oil exploration industry was the development of the first moveable, off-shore drilling rig by R.G. LeTourneau for George Bush's Zapata Oil Company in the early 1950s. What was labeled impossible was daily fare for R.G. LeTourneau’s genius-level...