A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. (Proverbs 25:11) Continue reading “Speaking the Right Word at the Right Time”
Time freedom means having the time to move deliberately through the world. It means not stressing out and running around like crazy. Having freedom of time lets you slow down and relax, and lets you appreciate life, your environment, people around you and the world in a much deeper way.
What is Time Freedom, Like, Really?
Time freedom is the freedom to decide what you want to do with your time. You know, those 24 hours in a day. Imagine they all belong to you, every day. And no one, especially not your boss, tells you how much time to devote to something. You’re the only one deciding.
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Here we are at the start of a brand new year! Before us is a blank book of 365 pages and everyday we write one page. In the end, how will your story read? Amna Shamim wrote a great article in Entrepreneur magazine, and I wanted to share it with you.
As an entrepreneur, you are your best friend and your worst enemy. You vacillate between believing in your ability to take on the world, making it better as only you can, and doubting your worth, self-sabotaging through procrastination and unnecessary spending. You can make 2017 your best year yet, but in order to do so, you’ll need to let go of a few nasty habits.
1. Having a sense of entitlement.
Yes, you are a special snowflake with a unique combination of skills and vision, but that doesn’t mean the world owes you anything, especially as an entrepreneur. If you want success, you need to make it happen. You want a new client or your company featured in a great publication, then you’d better start hustling to make it happen.
Christmas provides a unique opportunity each year for us all to re-focus. Not only are we reminded of the awe-inspiring, world-changing, life-altering gift that is Jesus; but we are also reminded of our need for this Jesus to heal us in our brokenness.
That is indeed why He came, wasn’t it? To bring peace between God and man. This is why the angels declared triumphantly “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14)
As a new year approaches, I want to challenge us, the church, to impact this world for good! Our country is deeply divided, people are in great need, and more than ever, we need to come alive! We need to be people of prayer, faith, righteousness, and compassion. We need to love God, love each other, and continue to pass our faith to the next generation. Will you commit in 2017 to live more fully for Jesus Christ?
What an exciting year it has been for our family! Tyler married a beautiful bride named
Megan, which added another beautiful daughter to our family. Kristen is in her senior year at the University of Illinois, and had several milestone events with the United States Air Force including a promotion to Staff Sergeant! Debbie and I are also the proud grand-dog-parents of Lily and Duncan!
Every step of the way God has been good!
March of 2017 will complete our 18th year as pastor of Victory Church. I can honestly say the last 18 years has been a privilege, and we are looking forward to years to come. Debbie and I both love you all very much. Your kindness, generosity, and hospitality to us has been a big encouragement. Please continue to pray for us.
This Christmas season, may you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the Magi, and the peace of the Christ Child. God bless you now and forever.
Pastor Jon Cannon and Family
a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
synonyms: businessman/businesswoman, enterpriser, speculator…
I love entrepreneurial leaders. They think a little differently than everyone else. And I believe they have a special place in ministry leadership. Continue reading “7 Ways Pastors Should Think Like An Entrepreneur”
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. (1 Chronicles 16:8) Continue reading “Do You Have a Life of Gratitude?”
Some find it hard to say “thank you.” A farmer was sitting on the porch with his wife. He was beginning to realize how much she meant to him. It was about time—for they’d lived together forty-two years, and she had been such a help. She had shared the joys and the hardships of their marriage. She had worked hard and loved him unconditionally. One day as they sat together, he said, “Wife, you’ve been such a wonderful woman that there are times I can hardly keep from telling you.”
Steve lived in a large house in a pleasant suburb. It was a great place to raise his family of five, but his children have long since married and moved on. 15 years ago, Steve’s business failed, and although it would have made financial and practical sense for Steve and his wife to downsize, they loved their home and always put off the tough decision. Continue reading “How Are You In The Decision Making Process?”