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Some thought provoking words about the evil of dish washers from Tim Chester:

1. Despite what all the adverts claim, they don’t wash as well. They mist over glasses and leave a soapy taste on things. We can all tell crockery, mugs and glasses that have been routinely washed in a dish washer.

2. They remove a great opportunity to train your children to serve. Doing the washing up is lesson 101 in serving others.

3. They remove a great opportunity for pastoral care. One person washing while another is drying is a great context for pastoral chats. It’s one-on-one. But you’re doing a task together so it’s not too intense. ‘How are you doing?’ ‘How’s your walk with God?’ Great questions to ask while your filling the washing up bowl. Or how about, ‘You know you wash up like a legalist’!

4. Dish washers guzzle electricity. Not as bad a tumble dryers (another evil and mostly unnecessary household appliance). So reduce global warming – and keep your hands beautiful and soft for free!

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Agree/Disagree?  I don’t know about you, but this was one of my household chores as a kid and it not only provided a way to serve the rest of the family, it also opened up time to talk with my mom while she washed and I dried.  Likewise, for the first 6 years of our marriage, Jaime and I never had a dishwasher and we didn’t seem to mind.  But … I think we’re glad we got one now that we have 3 small kids!

Jonathan Dodson:

By 2000, forty million American white-collar employees were using the cubicle. What began as a customizable work environment eventually turned into an urban dungeon. Cutting us off from contact with the real world, the cubicle is scorned for suffocating productivity and community. Attempts to correct these individualistic work environments, such as co-working or collaborative workspace, have met with little to moderate success. Does work have to be so isolating?  (Read the rest here)

Matt Perman writes about why it’s so important to have friends at work.

100_0413On Saturday morning a group of 5th and 6th graders from our church (called Route 56) spread out into our community and raked leaves.  It was a great time to serve together and live out our faith as the body of Christ.  The picture shows a few of the kids who raked over 75 bags of leaves at one house alone!  It truly is amazing to see how much we can accomplish together in just a couple hours for the glory of God and the good of our community.

My friend, Matt Perman, recently started his own website called, “What’s Best Next.”  Matt is a sharp thinker, and you’ll benefit from his wisdom on making good decisions in life, work, business, and society.  Particularly, Matt will help you get organized and thereby increase your productivity at work.

Check out his website here.

The High Calling is running a brief article written by my friend, Jonathon Dodson, called “In the Workplace, But Not of It.”  This ministry offers a variety of resources to help Christians glorify God in everyday life and work.  It’s a good follow up to the sermon my preaching pastor shared on Sunday called, “Is Your Work Your Witness?”

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