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RonParrs
Stratford, CT, USA
Ron Parrs & Staff - Great Swimming Pool, Spa & Backyard Products & Information
Interests: gardening, bible study, cooking, reading, art (water color painting), english premier league football - go arsenal (soccer)
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God is passionate about bringing Glory to Himself. In all that He does, everything seen and unseen, visible and invisible is designed to bring Him glory. Second, God is passionate about His Son, Jesus. God goes to great length to glorify the Son to bring glory to the Father. Third, God is passionate about having a relationship with His creation. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Let's face it no one in there right mind likes adversity. Each of us does want smooth sailing and 100% cooperative relationships. But the fact remains that we human beings live in an imperfect or fallen world (although that certainly wasn't the case in the beginning), with imperfect and fallen people. Not only are people the problem, but often times it's Nature in the forms of bad weather, earthquakes, pestilence, etc. We are oftentimes surrounded by and in adversity. And then in our desire to overcome, we fight it. Sometimes we win, sometimes we don't. Adversity (in whatever its form) will remain. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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To me, Easter or Resurrection Sunday is the most amazing holiday on the calendar. It is the one religious holiday I look forward to all year long. Easter fulfills the promise of Christmas. Easter is the believers guarantee of life itself, even unto eternity. We must not take it for granted. Jesus is crucified thereby satisfying the Father's demand of attrition and sacrifice; it is the final and all sufficient sacrifice for all of eternity past and present to restore the relationship between God and man that had bee broken so many thousands of years earlier by the simple breaking of one rule or command. Ponder that for a moment if you will. All that I'll add is the fact that God is pure and holy and His standard is perfection. Eventually Sunday, or as the Gospel writers put, the first day of the week will come, but then there's Saturday. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Our attitude needs to the same as the Shepherds; to be lowly and humble and rejoice in the wonder of God that we see. Our attitude needs to be the same as the Wise men from the East, searching the Scriptures to know God and His Word and how that all works in our lives (family, business or work, social); to be willing to share the truths of Jesus to a world that wants to stamp Him out. Our attitude needs to be the same as Joseph and Mary and be accepting and obedient in whatever circumstance God may lead us into, because if He's going to lead me into something, He will lead me through it while bringing Him much glory. After all, it's about God, not about you or me. Ultimately, our attitude needs to be the same as Jesus. Reread Paul's words above; that passage says it all. We need to move ourselves aside and allow God to fully come, take over and transform our lives. Each one of us was created in the image and likeness of God to be like Him in love and purity and beauty and holiness and kindness and generosity and creativity. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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All of us are on a journey through life and each journey is different. Although different, our journeys may seem similar as we travel along. It's as if we're walking paths that can see each other and at times these paths parallel or intersect each other. Keep in mind that no two people traverse the exact same course. For the past five or six years I've been on a journey that I honestly have not liked. At all. Nor would I have dreamt it; but God had a much different plan. It has been hard and at more times than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Three days of remembrance; the solemnity of Good Friday, the Saturday of anticipation and the joy of Sunday. Let's spend some time looking at these three days as pictures or at least portions of our lives. Each of us comes upon or is brought upon very difficult aspects of living whether it be financial or professional or relational, we often have to face an "Easter weekend" of that portion of life. And this is where we can come to the understanding that Jesus really did know and could relate to the trials and tribulations we face. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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I see a circle or cycle that is supposed to sustain itself. The three parts to this Circle of Commitment are Commitment, Standards and Ownership. Each of these aspects is to feed and sustain the other and as we'll discuss, they do a fairly good job in doing just that. Commitment. In all that we do in, there has to be some level of commitment. Depending on the object, our commitment will vary. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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We are to be God's Image bearers. How are we measuring up? That's what you call a loaded question. Really loaded. Although mankind (both men and women) are created in God's Image by His own hand, we men (sorry ladies, but God created us first then saw that we would need help...) are called to a higher standard. Frankly that's a standard that we have been neglecting almost from the beginning. God called us to be His direct representative, His viceroy if you will, on planet earth. He called and created us to make the earth and everything in it and on it subject to man for the purpose of bringing glory to God, the Creator of all things. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Last night (November 29, 2014) I reposted a story from Ferguson, MO, USA, that highlighted a protestor who while out looting and pillaging, accidentally set fire to and burned down his own home. This man who got wrapped up in the emotion rather than separating himself from the mob and is now homeless as a consequence to his actions. Some of us may gloat at this poor guy's actions, misfortunes, whatever you want to call it, but in reality it's a tragic reminder of what can happen when we don't engage our minds and follow only with the heart. I've been told that the Daily Currant is satire (thank you gentlemen), but regardless of the truth or veracity of the story, there's a lot to learn and take away. And frankly, although satire, it's not that far out of the realm of possibility. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Have you ever noticed we never have time, money or resources to fit anything correctly first time, but seem to find resources to them to fix it again and again? This month, I have had the privilege of working in 3 time zones. I have seen the ‘fall’ in the USA, and autumn colours in the UK and in central Germany, and what beautiful colours they were! I hope you got out to see them this year and enjoy the beautiful vistas. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog
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Every single one of us, young or old, male or female, is saddled with a continuous, never ending conversation going on in our minds. A lot of it is pretty benign. Some of it can be fun. But other parts of this conversation (maybe call it a monologue) can be harmful or even destructive. This monologue, this self-conversation is the "Chatterbox". As we get started, we need a couple of definitions. First, what is the "chatterbox"? Pastor Steven Furtick, author of "Crash the Chatterbox" and Lead Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, describes the chatterbox as that constant and almost incessant, nearly audible voice in our heads that is talking, talking, talking. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Most of us who have been in the presence of a great person sometimes think "boy, I would love to do or be like them. Their life must be awesome! So in touch with God..." and so on and so on. The problem is that few of us realize what it is has cost that person to have progressed to that "next" or higher level. We don't understand the physical, emotional, or even academic demands that the person has. It may look "glorious" and they may look like they have it all together, but we don't know - perhaps don't want to know - the "true cost" of discipleship. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Recently a friend of mine recommended that I read the book "Crash the Chatterbox" by Steven Furtick. His recommendation came at a perfect time in my life. I'll go into some the details in the following pages, but suffice to say, I found this tome so compelling, that I brought it to the attention of our men's Saturday morning small group. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Unfortunately, many of us believers - or better yet, FOLLOWERS (even the devil, Satan, and his demons believe in Jesus) - struggle with talking openly about the power of a changed life and living in Christ. So that begs this question: am I a believer or a follower of Jesus Christ? A believer is not necessarily a follower, but a follower is a believer. Speaking and proclaiming the Gospel of Christ is a command, not a suggestion. The Gospel is just that, it is "good news". Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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If you talk to some people, they will say the fact that you hold inventory, it can appear on the books and therefore it has an asset value. To others, they will say it is nothing but an opportunity for legacy, liability, damage or loss. So which is true? Well, both! As I left JFK, I returned my rental car, climbed aboard the ‘Air-train’ for the terminal, I saw huge amount of rental stock which was ‘snowed in’. The only way to clear that was to use hand shovels or just wait for the thaw. My question was, “how much money is sitting on those lots which are not ‘out there’ making money for the rental company?” Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog
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Paul's Epistle to the Galatian church is hard hitting! I'll just let you be teased with that comment now and you'll see why I say that in quick time. Over the years, this book has become one of my favorites. In my opinion, Galatians comes only second to Romans when laying out a solid foundation for our Faith in Christ and for Christianity itself. You'll hear it said that Christianity is not about a religion, but it is about a relationship. This is going to be an interesting study... Going through the book of Galatians is not a simple verse by verse study. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Letting_goIn almost every aspect of life, we all have to grow up. The parent can no longer hover around their child wringing their hands and fretting how that child will get along without them. There are various and continuous stages of "release": after nine months of gestation, the baby is born and the umbilical cord cut; the child's first day at school; the dreaded day when your child drives off in your car alone for the first time; high school graduation; marriage. All of these are tremendous steps and hopefully we as parents/teachers have been properly preparing our children to be released so that they can succeed - or possibly fail, but recover - on their own. Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 12, 2014 at RonParrs.com: Notes from My Desk...
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Great leaders and managers of the past still speak to us today. But are we listening? More importantly, do we know where these men came to understand the basics of management. It was common sense. It was sitting in a room without a radio or television or internet, alone with your thoughts looking at opportunities and their inherent challenges...and thinking. Sometimes just setting aside time to study, read and think is "time consuming" in our busy lives. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog
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The goal of the TransformMyCompany.com team is to provide training and encouragement for your business over the course of about three years. The reason for this extended time line is to specifically give you and your company time to actually implement what you learn into the daily life and lifestyle of your business. Too many times, we owners, managers and directors return from these types of seminars with a special zeal declaring "instant management day" for a short term, but then within weeks (or days), the zeal wears off, routine and set in and most of what we had learned, is put off. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog
Download forms & brochures here! Items will open in a new window. PDF forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. March 2014 Workshop Brochure PDF. Download Flyer-booklet1. March 2014 Workshop Enrollment Form PDF. Download the form. and Download TMC Enrollment Form 0315. Click here for: Workshop Brochure Workshop and Download TMC enrollment... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog
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As I often say to my delegates, the chant of the Lean Six Sigma practitioner should always be “In God I trust and for the rest, give me the data!” For without the evidence of data, we have nothing but opinions and politics. Both of these will end in in a world of hurt. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog
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Brad Cotton's command of Lean and Six Sigma management techniques bring critical information to any size business. Whether you own a local village shop or manage a global concern, the simplicity of this expertise will open your eyes to how simple, reasonable changes will make a tremendous difference to the profitability and impact of your business or work. Keep in mind that many key business principles translate directly to churches, synagogues, non or not for profit organizations and charities, allowing for greater use of limited resources, allowing the organization to better serve their respective communities. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog
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Why are you in business? That's a fair question. Brad and I know that we're in business to provide services and products to as wide a variety of people as we can because that's where are individual talents lie. We're also in business as owners and proprietors because we enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog
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The Hold Fast Leadership Workshops are back for 2014! TransformMyCompany.com leadership team has scheduled the first workshop to be held in UK and we're very excited. The 3 workshops scheduled for 2014 will be held at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Maxstoke Lane, CV7 7HR in Birmingham. Bookmark this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Transform My Company Blog