From my email:
I’m thinking on what you said a few posts back about the fact that jobs will be lost.
I believe it.
I know the company that I work for is extremely liberal and there’s plenty of ways to move someone out the door if the need arises.
I’ve thought about the whole “work for yourself” thing for the last 25 years, but I never felt that I could really do it. My one attempt was when my family returned unexpectedly from the mission field and I had to scramble to create my own work when I couldn’t find a job. Even that wasn’t enough and we went deep into debt before I found work. I didn’t do it well and have been shy to attempt anything again.
Bottom line, I’ve been afraid.
Now it’s time to get afraid in the other direction. The fear that I WON’T have my own business is becoming a reality.
Anyway, here’s a resource.
Gregg Harris is primarily know in the homeschool community. He’s written books and done seminars since the late 80’s, I think. His twin sons Alex And Brett wrote a book called “Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations” and son Josh wrote one called “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.”
In 1993. some friends of ours attended a workshop by Gregg Harris called the “Home and Family Business Workshop.” Somehow, I ended up with their workbook from the workshop and I’ve gleaned what I could from it, but it’s just a printout of the Powerpoint slides from the preso, so low on detail.
After your post, I went looking to see if there were recordings available.
And I found them from a ministry that distributes FREE audio materials. Though I’m not from their theological branch (and I’m not sure that Harris is, either) the fact that these are available is a good thing.
Here’s the link for the set in question: http://www.ephrataministries.org/msg_detail.a5w?vlast_index=SET51
I ordered the MP3 version on 1 CD and it came within a week. They asked for nothing, but I slipped them $15, and the info is worth much more.
I’ll be going back to pick up another copy, as well as the Gregg Harris set on Homeschooling: http://www.ephrataministries.org/msg_detail.a5w?vlast_index=SET7
Hope this is helpful.