Change Your Tomorrow Today


You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change your tomorrow.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). There it is! Right on the pages of God’s Word we are told that we are being made new. We can choose to believe it and walk in that truth, or we can deny the power of God and His power to change even the deadest of hearts into hearts softened with love. He is making all things new, He is bringing the dead back to life!

Year-End Strategic Planning

Here are 10 simple tips to guide your strategic planning for the coming year.

By David Finkel Co-author, Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back’ @DavidFinkel Credit: Getty Images

Strategic planning is essentially making the tough decisions on where to invest your business’s resources … Here are ten tips to do it better.

What is your single biggest “limiting factor” inside your business? In other words, what one limitation is currently doing the most to limit the growth and success …What are 10 potential ways to push back or make your limiting factors less limiting for your business? 

Now Go back through your list of 10 “solutions” … Go through your list of 10 “solutions” and note each solution that is a “home run”.

  • Determine your “sweet spots”. More from David Finkel Going back to your above list of 10 solutions to each of your limiting factors, circle the solutions that are both a low hanging fruit and a home run. These are your “sweet spots”.
  • Clarify the business you are trying to build. Too many business owners never stop and clarify in writing …
  • Work backwards from your target.
  • If you’re not sure how to best reach your subgoals, brainstorm a long list of at least 10 potential ideas. Use the “sweet spot” technique … For the balance of the 10 solutions,  great idea and resources go here.

Back to School Prayer #4


Help for Struggles with Schoolwork

I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13)

Praise God: That he is our helper.

Offer Thanks: For the times God my helper has come to my aid.

Ask God: O Lord my helper, I pray my child will know that you are the Lord his/her God, who takes hold of his/her right hand and says, “Do not fear; I will help you.” May the promise of your words reassure him/her as struggles with their studies at school. Please give his teachers patience, compassion, and wisdom to know how to help him learn. I pray that he will not be too proud or embarrassed to ask his teacher for help, and may he be eager to ask for your help as well. When he calls on you, give him an understanding of his lessons, enlighten his mind, and protect him from discouragement. Grant him peace and contentment when he knows that he has tried his best. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Remember: God is always our helper.