Wrestling A Mean Dog

Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own – Proverbs 26:17
The imagery in this verse makes me think of my grandfather. This was his sort of wisdom. Funny, yet forever true.
Who in their right mind walks up to a stray dog and grabs it by the ears? The very thought of it makes me laugh a little.
I can remember as a kid going into country stores that had a game room in the back. Often there was a flipper-less pinball machine back there that would pay out earnings. Usually, it was the pinball machine doing the earning!
My grandfather, Josh Cruise, said in reference to feeding those things your hard-earned money “anything willing to back its hind-end up to a wall and challenge the whole world … should be left alone.”
Some things just need to be left alone. That can include the very situations that surround you today as you move through the marketplace of business. The issue is knowing when to move in, and when to walk on by.
I’m learning that there are situations that simply do not warrant my presence or my attention. I cannot tell you how many times my life has remained peaceful by just telling myself “God hasn’t called me to fix that.”
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Drama And A Question Worth Asking.

Working with micro-managers has never been easy for me. Ever. I’m not a guy sweats the details. People who sweat the finite details make me sweat, too – usually with some internalized anger, mixed with a pinch of bitterness, and marinated for a few days in thoughts of retaliation.

hen again, I’m sure I make them sweat, too. I’m sure that when it comes to me they have to have their own conversations with God about attitude readjustments.

If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. - Romans 12:18 (more…)

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Life on the Edge

A king posted a job opportunity in search of a professional carriage driver to take him on journeys that included both his personal and business affairs. On the posting, applicants were told to apply in person in the king’s office at the central court building.

Three men applied. (more…)

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