In 1885, Clark W. Bryan founded Good Housekeeping in Holyoke, Massachusetts, as a biweekly magazine. In 1891, the magazine was published monthly. Within 20 years, it had a circulation of 300,000, and topped the one million mark in the mid-1920s.READ MORE
President Donald Trump is in Bedminster, New Jersey, today and will be staying at the Trump National Golf Club for the weekend. On Friday, the president announced that he had canceled the planned military parade that was scheduled to take place in November. Cost estimates ballooned to over $92 million and the president said that the expense was far too great.
The parade’s original intent was to honor U.S. military veterans and commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War 1. In lieu of the parade on that day, the president said that he will travel to Paris to observe the anniversary. He added that he will attend a parade at Joint Base Andrews later this year.
In 1885, Clark W. Bryan founded Good Housekeeping in Holyoke, Massachusetts, as a biweekly magazine. In 1891, the magazine was published monthly. Within 20 years, it had a circulation of 300,000, and topped the one million mark in the mid-1920s. Even during the Great Depression and its aftermath, the magazine flourished. In 1900, the “Experiment Station” research group was founded. Out of it grew the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. To this day, products that are backed by the seal have been tested by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute and carry a two-year limited warranty.
God has His own “seal of approval." In the King James version of today’s verse, the Bible doesn’t just say “do your best,” it says “study” to show yourself approved. The New American Standard version says “be diligent." The bottom line is that God wants workers to approve, men and women diligent in their service to Him. You cannot expect God to accept shoddy workmanship, limp study, or slip-shod service. Your goal should be applying yourself in such a way that you are not ashamed to stand before the Lord to receive your personal seal of approval, your “well done.”
Jesus gave instruction for those who will qualify for His approval. Feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, visit the sick and the prisoners. Even if you are unable to do this personally, you can aid those who do.
Pray for sensitivity among America’s leaders to the needs of the less fortunate and needy, to the lost and the lonely. And if you need those traits, pray the same for yourself.