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The best way to respect customers’ dignity is to provide great service

The best way to respect customers’ dignity is to provide great service

| Tom Bengtson | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most effective ways to live your faith at work is to provide great customer service. The way you show someone you care about them is to give them the attention they deserve as a living, breathing image of God. Too often, customers get treated as mere “consumers,” and the experience is less than satisfying.

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Newfound optimism for educational choice in Minnesota

Newfound optimism for educational choice in Minnesota

| Peter Noll | February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is hope that new parental choice bills recently introduced in the Legislature will gather momentum

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Deteriorating performance makes firing inevitable; now what?

Deteriorating performance makes firing inevitable; now what?

| Tom Bengtson | July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firing someone from their job is unpleasant. Managers hate doing it and employees hate losing their job. But it happens, and our faith can be a guide for both manager and employee.

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Debt should be prayerfully respected, not feared

Debt should be prayerfully respected, not feared

| Tom Bengtson | March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Hamlet, William Shakespeare warns: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.”

There are financial experts who advise as Shakespeare does, saying that debt should be avoided at all costs. But, practically, I don’t know how you get through life in early 21st-century America without using debt to some degree. My experience with debt is that it is somewhat like chocolate or alcohol — a little can be good but too much can destroy you.

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Consider your faith as you set work goals for 2011

Consider your faith as you set work goals for 2011

| Tom Bengtson | December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Managers everywhere set goals for the coming year.

Everyone who is serious about their job should do the same for themselves.

What are your goals for 2011?

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Two men of science, two very different paths to fertility

Two men of science, two very different paths to fertility

| Tom Bengtson | October 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

Most of us don’t think of people suffering professionally because of their faith, but it still happens.

Dr. Josef Roetzer, who died earlier this month, was an example. Roet­zer is the Austrian doctor who im­prov­ed fertility awareness science in the 1950s. His work led to the development of the sympto-thermal meth­od of natural family planning.

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