"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is
right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is
excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Verse of the Month
Welsh immigrant Samuel Jones made his way to the Pennsylvania oil fields in the 1860s and his keen mind helped him get rich on some of his patents. In his own factory, in 1894 he decided to employ the Golden Rule as his managerial standard.
He introduced an 8-hour day, a $2 minimum wage, a cooperative insurance scheme, kindergarten, a cafetaria offering hot meals for workers and a park for workers with a hall featurung progressive speakers.
He served four terms as mayor of Toledo where he would often chair night court and dismiss most cases of petty theft and drunkeness. He fined himself and all men in the courtroom to pay bail whenever prostitutes were being arraigned.
Crime fell dramatically in his terms and when he died in 1904 nearly 55,000 tearful people streamed past his coffin. Lord, send us more like him.
Our Indefatigable God
I chose the word “indefatigable” for my Inspiration talk at Thursday’s toastmasters club.
The definition helped inspire me. Indefatigable is a great word, and words matter to toastmasters. It means “incapable of tiring, tireless, and inexhaustible.”
But that sure didn’t describe my mental condition as I looked ahead to last week.
On the episode of A Second Look, pastor and journalist Neil Earle looks at 10 of the most important archaeological discoveries relating to the four biblical Gospels. Featuring guest Ronald Kelly.
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