In a few short months, we turn the calendar and start again. Are you ready for the new year? Would you like to do something different? The issue we’re going to be talking about today deals with retirement and it ties in with the new year in a very significant way. PODCAST SHOW NOTES: "The … Continue reading 015: You Don’t Have To Be Old To Retire Now – Todd Stocker.com
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Truthfully, this translation is not the best for this verse (see part 1). Even though millions have it as a life verse, … Continue reading Makenzie’s Misunderstood Bible Verse – Jeremiah 29:11 – Part 2
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) I hate this verse. No – that’s a bit strong. I struggle with this verse. And while many of you have this … Continue reading Makenzie’s Misunderstood Bible Verse – Jeremiah 29:11 – Part 1
I can easily get overwhelmed with all of the ideas that pop into my head. Without prioritizing and setting goals, accomplishing even a fraction of them would be impossible. The habit of setting Goals is so important. Earl Nightingale said, "People with goals succeed because they know where they're going." Do you know where you're … Continue reading Making the Impossible Possible
"This year's going to be different." Famous last words of many a would be achiever, myself included. Every January, I endeavor to set out resolutions that are, in theory, suppose to drive me achieve and better myself in some way. However, I'm part of the statistics that show I'll have failed in my resolution by … Continue reading 2012 – I Resolve to Set Goals
I have a favorite coffee shop in St. Paul. It’s nothing special but the building sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. Occasionally, on my way home from work, I’ll grab a Java and stroll along the peaceful waters and watch the wildlife that dart from tree to rock to open sky. There are … Continue reading What’s Your WAKE?
At some point during the formative years, most people ask, “What do I want to be when I grow up.” A doctor; a pastor; a teacher; a WWF professional wrestler. We all had our list. Now that you’re older, do you feel like you’ve achieved or at least identified your purpose? If you’re like 55% … Continue reading 3 Keys to Unlocking Your Purpose
This morning, a fresh, new blanket of snow gently covers the old. Like the top of a cake, the snow is frosted on the arms of the bare trees outside my window. The indentations of rabbit tracks are barely visible now as the sky’s powder dusts over them. It is quiet. It is still. Everything … Continue reading “The Newness of Christmas”
(NEW! to listen to and download the audio version, click here) I was having a conversation with a university student recently and he was trying to discern God’s will for His life. I can’t tell you how often I’ve struggled with this question in my own life as well. God's purpose for me. What is … Continue reading What’s Your Purpose?