2021-01-19: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; …

2021-01-19: Gratitude Journal - January 19, 2021 Today I am grateful for my faith in God and His Son Jesus. When …

2021-01-18: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9

2021-01-18: Gratitude Journal - January 18, 2021 Today I am grateful for our collective access to education. The …

2021-01-17: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it …

2021-01-17: Gratitude Journal - January 17, 2021 Today I am grateful for the opportunity I have been given to …

2021-01-16: “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates …

2021-01-16: Gratitude Journal - January 16, 2021 Today I am grateful that the potential of my life is unlimited. …

2021-01-15: “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭2:6‬

2021-01-15: Gratitude Journal - January 15, 2021 Today I am grateful for my mentors and the people who inspire …

2021-01-14: Drop Zones in PeopleTools 8.58 While Drop Zones were released as new functionality in PeopleTools 8.57, PeopleTools 8.58 extends …

2021-01-14: “Lord, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of …

2021-01-14: Gratitude Journal - January 14, 2021 Today I am grateful for fresh snow falling. The white blanket …

2021-01-13: PeopleTools 8.58: Application Engine Action Plug-in There are many, many new features to be found in the most recent PeopleTools release from Oracle. …

2021-01-13: “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalms 9:9

2021-01-13: Gratitude Journal - January 13, 2021 Today I am grateful for my parents. They showed me what a …

2021-01-12: Gratitude Journal - January 12, 2021 Today I am grateful for the warmth of the sun on a cold winter …

2021-01-12: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to …

2021-01-11: Make Your Video Conference Call Excellent Let’s face it, the video conference is here to stay. While this type of meeting may have been …

2021-01-11: “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in …

2021-01-11: Gratitude Journal - January 11, 2021 Today I am grateful for my children. They have taught me about …

2021-01-10: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up …

2021-01-10: Gratitude Journal - January 10, 2021 Today I am grateful for lazy Sunday mornings. Not every day has …

2021-01-09: Put on the full armor of God “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that …

2021-01-09: Gratitiude Journal - January 9, 2021 Today I am grateful for those who think differently than I do. …

2021-01-08: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise …

2021-01-08: Gratitude Journal - January 8, 2021 Today I am grateful for the fact that I am physically healthy …

2021-01-07: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has …

2021-01-07: Gratitude Journal - January 7, 2021 Today I am grateful for our democracy. While it may seem to be …

2021-01-06: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, …

2021-01-06: Gratitude Journal - January 6, 2021 Today I am grateful for my new Ember Coffee mug (@Ember_Tech). I …

2021-01-05: 5 Steps to Make your Resume Excellent Your resume is a promotional document that needs to be custom-tailored to do one thing: sell you and …

2021-01-05: In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait …

2021-01-05: Gratitude Journal - January 5, 2021 Today I am grateful for every one that has given my an …

2021-01-04: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and …

2021-01-04: Gratitude Journal - January 4, 2021 Today I am grateful for the weight in my gym. The iron keeps me …

2021-01-03: Be Deliberate About Self Help I would guess that you have read some form of a “self-help” style book at some point in …

2021-01-03: Gratitude Journal - January 3, 2021 Today I am grateful for my coworkers in public safety. You will …

2021-01-03: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and …

2021-01-02: Gratitude Journal - January 2, 2021 Today I am grateful for warm socks. Nothing better than warm …

2021-01-01: Gratitude Journal - January 1, 2021 Happy New Year. On this 1st Day of 2021 I am grateful for the …

2020-12-31: Lord, thank you for this promise for the new year – that, in Jesus, you are with me. Help me to …

2020-12-30: Action 7: Overcome Your Past This is an important topic and will require a more thought, but for now, let’s focus on two …

2020-12-30: If you’re an American and you’re not angry, you should be.

2020-12-29: Action 6: Dress and Groom Yourself for Success I know the workplace has gotten casual—so you don’t feel there is a need to get a suit. You …

2020-12-29: Gratitude Journal - December 29, 2020 I am grateful for coaches, doctors, and trainers who dedicate …

2020-12-28: Action 5: Keep an Open Mind Today’s job market is tight, with lots of applicants, fewer openings, and no real end in …

2020-12-28: Gratitude Journal: December 28, 2020 Today I am grateful for time off work to spend with my family.

2020-12-21: Action 4: Network Your Ass Off If you are one of the 12.6 million unemployed people in the United States, nothing is simple in …

2020-12-20: Gratitude Journal (12/20/2020) Today I am thankful for people who are willing to share their …

2020-12-20: Action 3: Have a High-Quality Resume Look, there are lots of reasons that you may not be getting interviews or call-backs. It may be a …

2020-12-17: Action 2: Improve Your Skills If you are currently unemployed or even underemployed, there is one thing you have plenty of: time. …

2020-12-15: Action 1: Don't Burn Bridges I don’t care why you got laid-off or fired from your last job. You shouldn’t care …

2020-12-13: 6 Actions to Get You Employed Between COVID-19, riots and social unrest, and an uncertain political future in the United States, …

2020-12-13: Communicate Negative News This seems counter-intuitive, right? Tell your supervisor that you screwed up? Yes, tell everyone …

2020-12-12: Be a Problem Solver Don’t be the guy that comes to every meeting with a dozen problems to solve and no solutions. …

2020-12-11: Find Ways to Excel: Never Stop Learning No matter what your career path looks like, it is critically important that you are continually …

2020-12-10: Manage your Manager Your boss is busy. Too busy to have to worry about following up with you about every deliverable you …

2020-12-09: Do What You Say Trust is not freely given. Trust is earned. The quickest and best way to earn supervisor’s or …

2020-12-08: Communicate Everything You cannot over-communicate when it comes to your job. Your boss cannot be excited and thankful for …

2020-12-07: Change Starts With You If you wake up without any fire in your belly and head out the door dreading the day ahead of you, …

2020-12-03: Do You Need Personal Coaching? Here are 4 reasons hiring a personal coach might be a good idea: They are objective. You are not. …

2020-11-26: I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

2020-11-24: Don't Be Miserable at Work. Too many people are doing work they hate. They are either unhappy with the work they do, the people …

2020-09-10: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: The Autonomous Database When you look up the word autonomous in the dictionary the key definition that relates to the use of …

2020-07-28: I’m not a fan of the mask mandates. That said, if it makes others feel better and safer I’ll play …

2020-04-10: All about me. Exciting adventures ahead. Moving my personal blog back to micro.blog was step 1 in a multi-step …

2020-03-29: Back on Micro.blog! Ok - I went out and stretched my legs with Wordpress, that’s done and …

2020-02-19: Introducing PeopleSoft & OCI Tidbits on AaronEngelsrud.com I’ve been looking for an opportunity to blog a bit more and to, hopefully, provide a service to the …

2020-01-31: Snowy day in Minneapolis.

2020-01-11: Doing easy things is, well, easy. Doing hard things, the things you don’t want want to do but know …

2019-12-24: Merry Christmas everyone!

2019-12-23: Throughout the year in my role as an EMT, I get the privilege of helping dozens of people when they …

2019-12-19: I deactivated my Twitter account today. It’s something I’ve been thinking of doing for …

2019-12-17: Truth in a fortune cookie. So much of making the right decisions stems not from what you know, but …

2019-12-12: The holiday can season can be a very difficult time for many. Those who may be dealing with the loss …

2019-12-05: Every 40 seconds someone in the world commits suicide. In the time it took me to write this post 5 …

2019-12-04: Improving anything sometimes requires being uncomfortable. At work that may mean having honest, but …

2019-12-03: Beautiful tree!

2019-12-03: I spent the morning feeling that the world was conspiring against me. Everything went wrong. I …

2019-12-02: There are things in life you cannot change and there are things you can. Being successful hinges on …

2019-11-27: Setting priorities at work is one thing, setting them at home -and sticking to them- is a whole …

2019-11-27: Setting priorities doesn’t have to be a laborious, time consuming task. Figuring out what your most …

2019-11-26: You can be productive without be effective. If you spend time focused on the wrong things you may be …

2019-11-25: There’s so much to do. Setting priorities is key. Know what is your most important thing and then …

2019-11-11: Yikes!

2019-11-10: New tile backsplash.

2019-11-03: The sunrise this morning was a mixture of fire and ice. Red, pink, and orange lit up the sky while a …

2019-10-27: Getting ready to head into work tonight. Another 8 hour shift working to save lives and protect …

2019-10-27: It’s a grey Sunday morning. I can feel the change in seasons a little more everyday, creeping closer …

2019-10-21: Hockey season begins again. Late practice at Harding.

2019-10-21: Rainy day in Minneapolis.

2019-10-20: How do you like them apples? Beautiful Minnesota day at the apple orchard!

2019-10-20: Starting with micro.blog One of my LinkedIn connections has been using micro.blog for her posts for quite sometime and I was …