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March 17, 2018

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Os Hillman • Biographies
William Wilberforce (August 24, 1759 - July 29, 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780 and became the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784-1812) and a close friend of Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger. In 1785 he underwent a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, resulting in changes in his lifestyle and in his interest in reform. He was 28 years old at the time and wondered whether he could stay in politics and remain a follower of Jesus Christ. His good friend John Newton, who was a converted slave trader and author of the famous hymn, Amazing Grace, convinced him to stay in politics to model his faith in the public sector. His life was dramatized in a 2007 movie production from Walden Media entitled Amazing Grace.

Os Hillman • Biographies
He didn't begin this job until he was sixty-nine years old. He had already had a successful Hollywood movie career and decided to try his hand at politics. He would be known by one job more than any other. He would also be known as one of the United State's greatest statesmen. He had a faith that was genuine but not intruding or very public, but you knew where he stood. He always treated people, even his detractors with grace. He was known for his extraordinary love he had for his wife.

John D. Beckett • Biographies
This is chapter one from the book, Mastering Monday, by John Beckett, a business owner in Ohio who was featured on ABC News for operating his business on Christian principles. John is also author of Loving Monday.
U.S. Dept of Labor • Biographies
U.S. Labor Day national holiday, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Os Hillman • Biographies
As children in grammar school we often played pick-up football. Two captains would alternate making the best choices among schoolmates to make up the two teams. I was often chosen first because I was a good athlete. It felt good to be valued by others for what they perceived I could contribute. Conversely, it must have felt crummy to be the last chosen or not chosen at all...
What does it mean for workplace believers to live for a cause greater than themselves in our day and time? Jeremiah Lanphier was a man approaching midlife without a wife or family, but he had financial means. God used this businessman to turn New York City's commercial empire on its head...
Os Hillman • Biographies
Have you experienced defeat in your life? I'm sure we all have, in one form or another. But does defeat mean that you're a failure? A look at the life of William Wallace reveals quite a different picture...
Os Hillman • Biographies
Have you ever heard of someone who spent years of preparation for one vocation only to end up doing something completely different? Perhaps this could be said of you. Quite often we have in our minds what we believe we want to do only to have a course correction.
Os Hillman • Biographies
God never blesses an individual just for that person's exclusive benefit. God calls each of us to be a blessing to others...
Os Hillman • Biographies
Do you find yourself in humble circumstances? If so, James tells us that we are to take pride in this "high" position...

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