Doing more with less

When I started my career in marketing communications, I did graphic design in the printed realm – brochures, posters and corporate stationery. The final product was limited by the number of ink colors I could use. Really big-budget printing would use metallic foil embossing and eight or ten different inks. But an experienced older designer […]

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After the virus

I started a list: “After Virus.” I’m writing down things I want to do after things return to a new normal. So I’m trying to be optimistic. As I see so many people in really tough situations, like several friends who have lost their jobs, I get sad – and frustrated. This has been unlike […]

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Why does God want me to wait?

As some of the faithful 300 Words a Day readers know, I (Paul Merrill) have been looking for a job. God did provide a job. I found out I was hired on Friday, February 28th. Of course, it was super exciting to hear the news. And I’m rejoicing about God’s gift to me! What did […]

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Turn frustration into prayer

Politics are so polarized today that almost any discussion can turn into a fight when participants have different viewpoints. It’s very easy to get frustrated by world events and the reactions – or non-reactions – of our leaders. And it’s truly hard to bite our tongues when confronted with approaches to problems that are different […]

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Sometimes it takes a while

Now, now, now!! We all want things to happen fast. But God doesn’t necessarily work that way. I’m in the midst of a job hunt – or as people gently say, “looking for a new opportunity.” Even though unemployment rates are among the lowest in a very long time, it is proving difficult to find […]

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