Nisi Dominus “Except the Lord”

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3Bm6LGaw9sQ

Psalm 127 is known by the first two words, “Nisi Dominus,” “Except the Lord” in Latin.

I am interested in teachings that have lasted throughout time. The Psalms in the Old Testament were written between the time of Moses (1440 BC) and the Babylonian exile (after 538 BC).

Scripture in Song: https://youtu.be/vmUWHO84xSM“If the Lord Does not Build a House” is a Christian hymn written by Dan Shutte from Earthen Vessels, © St. Louis Jesuits, 1975

Further Studyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psalm_127

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No Man is an Island

We’ve lived through pandemics before
John Donne wrote “Meditation 17” when he was seriously ill in the winter of 1623.

Many of us lost someone. Most of us lost something

“There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from his letters and papers from prison
while awaiting execution by the Nazis in 1945

How were you affected by COVID? Were you locked down and isolated?

Resources and Downloads

Download the Reflections worksheet (PDF)

Download the PowerPoint presentation

Download the image! sheet (*.docx)

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Good Night, Office!

How do you close up shop at the end of the day if you work from home?

Not Sorry, we’re CLOSED for the day. We’re done. Lights out. Powered down.

;D Elizabeth

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Certification: Costs?

For me, the answer might be how much does it pay?

I am the curriculum and business developer for a Michigan Community College. Here is a summary of the research that I submitted to our Vice President of workforce development. The links are to the original source material on Burning Glass

Value to Job Seekers

Middle –Skill Jobs pay a living wage without a bachelor’s degree

78% of Middle –Skill jobs require digital skills
Specifically Microsoft Excel [1]

Middle-skill jobs, defined as those that typically require less than a bachelor’s degree while paying a living wage, ² comprise 46% of overall labor demand. Amidst changing technology and job responsibilities, the demand for digital skills continues to expand across the labor market and into new jobs. Workers seeking to stay ahead of job market changes will need to acquire appropriate digital skills for career advancement.

Productivity Software Is a Baseline Requirement

Productivity software is a basic requirement across the market. Eight in 10 (78%) of middle-skill jobs demand facility with productivity software, and these digital jobs pay a premium over non-digital middle-skill roles.

Additionally, productivity software is necessary for upward movement. Managerial roles across career areas, not only in offices but also in manufacturing and retail, rely heavily on word processing and spreadsheets.

More than 8 in 10 middle-skill jobs (82%) require digital skills, a 4% increase since 2015: Spreadsheets and word processing remain the baseline for digital skills, with 78% of middle-skill jobs calling for these at a minimum.

Good question.


Digital Skills Gap: Middle-Skill Jobs, Digital Literacy, and Future of Work

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Certification Training, Educational Technology, Excel

Excel, Is It Worth It?

Is it worth it to get certified in Microsoft Excel? Two images say it all.

Jobs that require Excel:

Hot jobs in O’Net that require Excel:

I love those numbers! Please see my previous answer: How much does it pay to get certified in Microsoft Excel: How much does it cost to get certified in Excel?


Link to Burning Glass Digital Edge Report (PDF)


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