Comments on: Constructive Criticism at Work http://www.housewifetheologian.com/constructive-criticism-at-work/ The Gospel Interrupting the Ordinary Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:16:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Tim http://www.housewifetheologian.com/constructive-criticism-at-work/#comment-1425 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:51:30 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=901#comment-1425 Thanks, Aimee. See what you and Jen Armstrong started? Rachel Stone, today’s her.meneutics poster, has even invited me to do one for her blog(http://eatwithjoy.org/).

You’ve created a monster!

Tim

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By: Aimee http://www.housewifetheologian.com/constructive-criticism-at-work/#comment-1424 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:32:53 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=901#comment-1424 It is pretty cool when your work is referred by someone else, isn’t it? Congrats.

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By: Tim http://www.housewifetheologian.com/constructive-criticism-at-work/#comment-1421 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:11:36 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=901#comment-1421 Aimee, you have given us a treasure trove of sound insight and good advice through your college experiences.

When you wrote, “We were careful with our words, as we all knew that the artist had invested time into this piece, and was now sitting there in front of the whole class,” it reminded me of a Shakespeare class I took. The class was small and our final grades were based in part on 2 or 3 of us acting out a scene from a play we had studied, then sitting on the edge of the stage and answering questions from the other students about why we chose to do it the way we did. All of us were aware of the effort each other put into this and chose our words carefully too; it was one of the most constructive and supportive moments I ever had in a college class.

“Thankfully, my work doesn’t determine my standing before God — the Lord Jesus Christ’s does.” Amen to that! And now we have the Holy Spirit working in us to bring his work in our lives to completion. That blows my mind.

“The vulnerability my classmates and I had reminds me that everyone is made in the image of God, the Creator. That must always be before me in both my giving and receiving constructive criticism.” This is something I need to remember every day at work, Aimee. A lot of what people do that brings them into my courtroom is subject to criticism, but even if I end up sentencing them to prison I still need to choose my words carefully because all those people are made in God’s image. Sometimes, though, being that careful is hard, especially when there are more hearings to conduct than there is time for the cases to be heard.

Tim

P.S. I’m kind of excited to have seen this morning that today’s article at her.meneutics.com included a link to the piece I wrote for Keri Wyatt Kent’s blog on Tuesday. Yikes!

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