He will never forgive me for doing this but as Jim retires from his catering business I want to take a moment to thank God for, and learn lessons from, the way he has conducted himself in his work.
The business as we all know is called “Pies and More” and, as someone once commented, whenever you deal with the business you always get more. Jim has warmly and supportively built a staff team many of whom have been with him for years and who have grown in their confidence at work in the gifts Jim has helped them bring out. Whenever customers have used the company they have spoken of the friendly service, professional quality, and reliable delivery of orders. Jim himself has been up early and to bed late often shouldering much work on his own – although we know how supported he has been by Ruth! Many of our church events have used Pies and More and been provided at cost which has made the events accessible for all. And through it all Jim has served as a prayerful, wise and committed church warden for us at St. Bridget’s.
When we looked at the material “Fruitfulness on the Frontline” one quality we sought to nurture was making good work. Jim’s time at Pies and More, and indeed throughout his career, has been a shining example to us all of what that can look like. As I look at Jim’s example words from 1 Corinthians 10 come to mind: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
Yours in Christ,