Howard Butt Jr.

Negative Splitting

Negative Splitting
Making resolutions? Try working towards a strong finish, not just a new beginning.Read more +

The Work and the Worker

The Work and the Worker
We hold on to work we aren't qualified to do for all kinds of reasons—pride, fear of appearing weak, denial—but it takes patience to find the work we are truly gifted at.Read more +

Mothers Don't Remember

Mothers Don't Remember
Howard Butt Jr. shares a message about a mother's love. At the end of the day, true relationships are about grace, not grudges.Read more +

Church Doesn't Always Come First

Church Doesn't Always Come First
"Let's not make church work into an idolatry. Church doesn't come first. God's will comes first." Everything we do is church...in the high calling of our daily work.Read more +

Garbage Man

Garbage Man
We tend to value work based on either how much money it earns or how much prestige it carries with it. Is that how God sees it? The Gospels seem to suggest otherwise.Read more +

Decide to Love Your Work

Decide to Love Your Work
The Talmud has a saying: We see the world not as it is, but as we are. What is your view?Read more +

Labor in the Dark

Labor in the Dark
Before Arturo Toscanini was one of the world's great musical directors, he was a cellist so nearsighted that he memorized his sheet music. He also memorized the parts for every instrument in the orchestra.Read more +

David Brooks on Leadership

David Brooks on Leadership
NYT Columnist David Brooks shares some leadership advice: Good leaders can step outside their own egos to understand the opposition.Read more +

Eisenhower on Leadership

Eisenhower on Leadership
Eisenhower knew something about being a leader. And he could be blunt in his definitions. He said: "You do not lead by hitting people over the head—that's assault, not leadership."Read more +

A Job Well Done

Another Good Job Done by Me
A friend of mine had a flat tire and stopped at a country gas station. The attendant patched the tire and put it back on the car. And as the fellow tightened the last lug nut, my friend heard him say, "Another good job done by me."Read more +

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