In the movie, The Matrix, the character Morpheus said to Neo, “You are here because you know something. What you know, you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life. There is something wrong with the world, but you don’t know what it is. But it’s there, like a splinter in your mind.”Continue reading “Like A Splinter in Your Mind”
Author Archives: Larry Doyle
The Ultimate Undercover Boss
Personally, I don’t care for most “reality” television shows today. There is one exception however. I really enjoy Undercover Boss. It airs on Sunday evenings, so I don’t get to watch it often. But the couple of time I have, I’ve really enjoyed watching people’s reaction when they learn they have just spent a dayContinue reading “The Ultimate Undercover Boss”
The other day I noticed one of those hand painted, cardboard signs nailed on a telephone pole at an intersection. It read, “Junk Removal.” There was a telephone number to call if you were interested in having your junk removed. I have never seen a sign like that before. Since then however, I have seenContinue reading “Junk Removal”
The Jesus Nut
In many helicopters, there is a rotor-retaining nut that holds the main rotor to the mast. If that nut comes loose during flight, the rotors would detach from the mast and the aircraft would plunge quickly to the earth. This nut is affectionately called “the Jesus nut.” American soldiers may have coined the term duringContinue reading “The Jesus Nut”
From A to Z
Recently I heard someone say, “The best way from A to Z is to start with Z.” This truth can be applied to many things in our lives. Whether it is a goal for a short-term project, a special event, or your life’s ambition, defining and clarifying the “Z” is essential. Knowing where we areContinue reading “From A to Z”
How Black Was Black Friday?
They call it, “Black Friday.” The Friday after Thanksgiving is the one day when people in the United States spend more money, and buy more things than any other day of the year. In some cases, more things are bought and sold on this day than in the previous six months. More than one inContinue reading “How Black Was Black Friday?”
How Is Business?
It has been said, there are two, critical questions every successful CEO and business owner must answer. First, “What is your business?” Second, “How is business?” If we put these two questions to the Church, how would we answer them? “What is our business?” In other words, what is our purpose, or our reason forContinue reading “How Is Business?”
What Matters Most?
Priorities! How do you set priorities? What comes first in your life? Of all the things you do, what matters most? Determining our priorities can be an elusive and difficult task, especially for those of us who are not wired to think along those lines. I believe most people do things without thinking about priorities.Continue reading “What Matters Most?”
The Right Season
In North Carolina, around the end of August, the crepe myrtle trees are in full bloom. They are simply gorgeous! As I observed the beauty of the crepe myrtle in my front yard, I was reminded of Psalms 1:3. Speaking of the “blessed man”, the Psalmist says, “He will be like a tree firmly plantedContinue reading “The Right Season”
Where’s the Joy?
A few years ago, a simple phrase in a TV commercial went viral. The commercial portrayed an elderly lady going into a fast food restaurant, ordering a hamburger, and when she gets it, she pulls back the top bun and demands, “Where’s the beef?” Soon afterwards the question, “Where’s the beef?” became a popular responseContinue reading “Where’s the Joy?”