Monthly Archives: January 2012

If I were opening a Christian Bookstore Part II of V

I’d keep my store at under 5,000 feet.  I would not move into the highest rent district in town, nor would I move in between a tattoo parlor and a hemp shop. I would keep the store, and especially my … Continue reading

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If I were to open a Christian Bookstore – Part I of V

Andy Butcher, from Christian Retailing, has been patiently waiting for me to write an article on the impact e-books is having on Christian Bookstores.  Without asking Andy, I thought it would be interesting to put the beta edition of this … Continue reading

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They don’t come any better…

My only regret in having a son-in-law join our family is that he is the only one I’ve got.  I’ve got no one else to compare him with.  But at first blush, I’d have to say he’s going to be … Continue reading

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Comfort – the stepping stone to Demise

The danger is assuming we’ve arrived.  The hazard we all face is not recognizing that what was right today will be wrong tomorrow. Life is a moving target.  We never arrive.  If we choose to sit in one spot, the … Continue reading

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The Salt of the Earth.

Hanging out with the trustees at the church has its upsides.  These folks put their pants on one leg at a time. They would never consider immersing their lives in social media and cyber networking.  If you make the mistake … Continue reading

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Shoemaker, stick to your Last!

One huge component to maturity and personal fulfillment is discovering what it is that you do well, exploit that to the fullest, and cut loose anything that may distract you from focusing  with passion on your strengths. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Two Examples of Guerrilla Marketing.

To drive marketing in today’s business environment, one needs to resort to Guerrilla Marketing, a philosophy that encompasses a number of counter-culture methods of ethically worming your products into the market in spite of all of the obstacles that one has … Continue reading

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Coffee in the sanctuary? Heaven forbid!

What’s new?  I got myself in trouble at church a couple of Sundays back. The pastors suggested we try a coffee shop/gathering place in the basement during the Christmas season to see if there may be some interest.  If it … Continue reading

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Amish Economics 101

I’ve been associated with the Amish community going on 40 years.  My initial reaction was infatuation!  It’s a little know fact that at one time I purchased patterns, denim, thread, thimble, and needle, and worked at making myself a pair … Continue reading

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Fifteen Reasons Why You Should Consider Blogging

I’ve been blogging now for 110 days.  This is my 45th post.  Much of what I have learned about blogging I attribute to Michael Hyatt, board chair of Thomas Nelson. It has been a positive learning experience. From my limited … Continue reading

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