Daily Prayable: Every Career Holds Meaning - Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Everybody who works here tells a story with their clothes. Some have on suits; I'm wearing a uniform.
Make me proud of myself and what I do as I go to work each day.
Let the people I work with know that I'm here to do a job, and I mean business. Inspire me to give my best effort and put on my best attitude as I get up and get the job done every day.
My work is just as important as those at the top of the corporate ladder. Help me remember, there's no higher-up greater than You.
- Ruth Williams
I'm not really around little kids that often in the winter months. That's when I live in West Palm Beach Florida, in a condo, next to a University, and close to the business district. I work from home and I don't get out much. My most regular outings are when I go to synagogue. The New Synagogue of Palm Beach, doesn't have many (if any) young families, so I was surprised when a little girl started showing up to services recently.
Bella is an adorable six-year old, with a brilliant imagination, personality plus and ten times more smarts than many of the old folk in my community. We became friends...
- Chief of Pray, Susan Diamond
Politicians and preachers have something in common - besides occasional sex scandals and corruption - and that is, the uncanny ability to always stay "on message."
The same holds true in the world of advertising. I've written some copy for ad campaigns, and one of my favorites this year was for a charitable entity here in New Jersey, the UMDNJ Foundation.
Asking people to part with their money these days is no mean feat, so I focused on a catchphrase and imagery that would convey optimism and altruism without being preachy.
This is something of a metaphor for what I've tried to teach my son. He's got a mind of his own and very rarely asks my advice. He doesn't share my beliefs, and I never try to force the issue...
Contributed by Susan Good
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I call my mom at least once a day. Today we talked about buying a scrabble app for her computer. Ninety- two years old and my mother is going to play scrabble on her Mac! How fabulous is this mother of mine!
I would normally go ...
'Angelolatry' is the veneration or worship of angels. Historically, because in the great missionary faiths of Islam and Christianity, there has been a tendency for the older polytheistic deities to reemerge as angels, angelolatry has often been rejected as a form of idolatry.
-James R. Lewis & Evelyn Dorothy Oliver, "Angels A to Z"