Archive | June 2015

Happy Father’s Day

Several years ago, I had a bad experience with a dry cleaner. They messed up my shirts three separate times and left spots from cleaning fluid all over them. I was angry about it, so I huffed back into that dry cleaners with that third handful of messed shirts. I let that girl behind the counter know what I thought in no uncertain terms.

When I’d had my say, she politely said, “Yes, Sir. We’ll take care of this. By the way, Pastor Hammond, I enjoyed your sermon last Sunday.”

I wanted to crawl into a dark corner. It was awful. It was as though God rapped me on the head and said, “You have to watch that, Bud.”

That story provides a great reminder this Father’s Day that parents who want to train their children in the Word have to model the values they want their kids to live. Read More…

How to Become Indispensable to Your Employer

If you want to become indispensable to your employer, take a look at these key characteristics that I believe that will help you succeed in any job.

  1. A good employee makes consistent, strong effort at all times.

No matter what industry you are in, you are going to have stress and times of discouragement, difficulty, and weariness. A good employee isn’t affected by those things. Stress comes, but they don’t whine and complain about it. They deal with it and continue to be one of those rare breed that perform at peak capacity regardless of the challenge.

  1. A good employee does not require any hands-on management.

When we transitioned from the business arena to ministry, the Lord spoke to me and said, “You’re going to have to trust that the people you’ve prayed about hiring are the ones I’ve sent you. Get your hands off their work. Don’t micromanage what they do. They’re gifted to do what I’ve sent them to you to do. If you micromanage, you keep them from growing in the gift I’ve given them and you load up your time with something that it shouldn’t be loaded up with.” Read More…