The Advent season is now upon us. Most people around us seem to be hurrying about looking for the perfect gift, putting up decorations, and planning parties and dinners. It is easy to lose sight of the true significance of this season. Advent is a time of joy and hope, of preparation, and of waiting […]
Author Archive: Larry D
LarryD resides in southeastern Michigan with his wife and 2 sons. Most of his career has been in sales for a variety of packaging firms; in May 2012, he joined the ranks of the self-employed, starting his own manufacturers rep company. Despite the commitment of building up a business, he still runs the award-winning blog Acts of the Apostasy, and contributes to The American Catholic. You can follow him on Twitter at @AoftheA.
He also has a cat of whom he's 89% sure is plotting to kill him.
Selling and evangelizing are more similar than you might think. There are quite a few differences, to be sure, but there are features that are common to both. At first glance, sales and evangelizing appear as disparate as vice and virtue, but that\’s a false comparison. There are good and honest salespersons just as there […]
Cross-posted at Acts of the Apostasy. The second half of Season Seven of Doctor Who starts this Saturday evening [March 30] on BBC America, and I’m not going to watch it. I’m a huge fan of the show – well, at least I used to be – and when it returned to the airwaves back […]
Imagine these scenarios: – Joe is the top salesman at the local car dealership. A \”gay married\” couple comes in to purchase a car, and asks Joe to sell them a car. Joe is a faithful practicing Catholic who follows Church teaching that same-sex marriage is wrong and impossible. – Sue, a graphic designer at […]
(First of all, thank you to Stacy, Chelsea & Tito for inviting me to be part of CatholicStand. I\’m honored and humbled to be included with the other outstanding writers assembled for this e-zine. I hope I can contribute worthily, and provide an insight or two on the intersection of faith and business.) My chosen […]