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Living By Design

A family began a long vacation that included several days of travel.  On the third day of the trip, the eight year old daughter, weary from the traveling, asked, “Daddy, when we get where we’re going, will we be there?”  That’s a great question to ask of your life.  No single factor so determines the […]

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Setting Goals

Are you a goal-setter?  Each year at this time, I reflect on last year’s goals and set goals for the new year.  But before I do, I start by reading James 4:13-17, “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business […]

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Get Your Priorities in Order

We all have a natural (old nature) default to focus on ourselves more than God or anyone else.  We must learn to recalibrate our minds and reset our priorities. Read the very short 2 chapters of the book of Haggai in the Old Testament. It’s an excellent reminder to examine our motives and agendas. “Now […]

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Mid-Course Adjustments

“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!”  (2 Corinthians 13:5) The halfway mark of the calendar year is fast approaching, and it serves as a good time to evaluate how things are going personally and professionally. Business leaders are constantly evaluating and tweaking their business plans, asking questions like: What […]

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What Consumes Your Thoughts?

What are you pursuing in life?  What would you say is your dominate desire?  For the Apostle Paul, that one object of his desire was Christ.  He considered everything loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Jesus Christ.  “…for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish […]

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God Directs Our Planning

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 God orchestrates all the events of our lives. He supervises all that happens. All people and circumstances are within His control. God places ideas and plans in our hearts and minds and he often uses those ideas […]

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What Are Your Intentions?

In other words, what do you intend to do this year?  Let’s be honest, certain things don’t get done unless we are intentional about getting them done. Saving money, controlling spending, developing business, losing weight, cleaning the garage, becoming a better spouse all require intentionality. That is certainly true when it comes to our personal […]

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Living Your Values

It’s one thing to SAY you believe something; it’s another to actually DO it.  Most business leaders have led their organizations to develop a list of core values.  For example, most every business I know list “excellent customer service” as a core value, but many fall short.  Why?  Because to list core values is not […]

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Set Your Heart and Mind

Colossians 3:1-2 – Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.We often start the day feeling focused and strong in faith, and then by noon, or sometimes by the […]

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Are We to Plan?

Do you have a long-range plan for your business?  Should you?  Is it Biblical?  Should you plan for the future or take it a day at a time?  Does trusting God and walking by faith imply we are not to plan? How are we to apply James 4: 13-17?   “Now listen, you who say, “Today […]

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