What’s More Important?

“Creating an environment of paranoia and suspicion is damaging, not only to the employees, but to the company’s bottom line. If they feel they can’t take a break without being noticed or called out, discouragement, resentment or apathy will quickly set in.

5 Reasons the “Butts in Seats” Mentality Doesn’t Work in the Remote Age

Sometimes being on-presence is absolutely necessary. But other times, results > butts-in-seats

But, what to do to avoid bitterness or apathy? We certainly don’t want that.

We can control what we can, but other culture items, leave to those in control whilst being respectful about it all.

… not in the way of service only when eyes are on you, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men; knowing that whatever good thing each one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is bound or free.  

Eph. 6:5-8 (WEB)


As someone with 5 kids, ambitious freelance projects (I tend to underestimate time-wise (working on this!) for on freelance projects, as I’m used to estimating given a 40 hour/job, which I of course can’t do while freelancing with kids and a full-time job.) in a short amount of time (by trying to not cut on time with God, family time, and–of course–not reducing or during my full-time work), work at times feels like a vacation. A working vacation, but still a slower pace.

That’s most likely a sign that I need to use my personal “Sabbath” time more intentionally. I don’t do it in a legalistic way, but I usually don’t work from Friday nights through Saturday to stop from the grind and focus on God. It forces me to stop, which I need sometimes.

I try to work hard (and smart), but if there’s no break and you have the constant “buzz” of life and work burning in your mind even while you’re not “working,” are you resting? Probably not, at least not for me.

Even God rested on the seventh day, not because He needed to, but to show us an example for how to do work in our lives.

Who’s Right?

The death of a fetus is regarded as a loss but not a capital crime.

—“Abortion is never mentioned” in the Bible—a Christian ob-gyn on why choice is pro-life (Quartz, Apr. 17, 2017)

If men fight and hurt a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely, and yet no harm follows, he shall be surely fined as much as the woman’s husband demands and the judges allow.  But if any harm follows, then you must take life for life,  eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,  burning for burning, wound for wound, and bruise for bruise.

—Exodus 21:22-25 (WEB)

Pray for Those…

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

1st Timothy 2:1-5 (NASB)

Note: This includes Obama, Trump, and Clinton.

Self-Closing Tags

Ever since the days on XHTML, I always wished script tags that had a src attribute could be self-closing. Such as:
<script type="text/javascript" src="some.js" />

Instead of:
<script type="text/javascript" src="some.js"></

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