Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals That Almost Achieve Themselves

Powerful goals that help you accomplish your dreams

Have you ever set a goal that you didn’t reach? We all have. Many. Many. Times. Don’t give up! Goals work if you learn how to set them properly and follow through on them faithfully. Use this checklist to create powerful goals that will boost your confidence and enrich your life.

Most people use the term “goal” loosely. They call dreams, desires, and wishes goals.

  • Lose weight.
  • Have a better marriage.
  • Be a better parent.
  • Be closer to God.

This mistake creates a self-destructive loop of dashed hopes and continuing mediocrity. New Year’s resolutions are a great example of this trend. A University of Scranton study suggested that only 8% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions achieve them. The statistics on resolutions get worse from there.

  • Many stick with them for less than a week.
  • Less than half keep them for more than six months.
  • Can be listed up to 10x without success.

According to StatisticBrain.com,  this image shows the top ten New Year’s resolutions of 2017. (more…)

Set Your Life In Order Stewardship Kit Offer

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities? Do you feel like you are failing in a vital area? Would you like to finally get control of your schedule and finances? Then it’s time to get your life in order! Be more productive in every area of your life with the Biblical principles shared in this Stewardship Kit.

We are stewards of the gifts and blessings of God. One day we must give an account to our Lord of how we used our resources and opportunities. These Bible lessons will enable you to have the best year of your life and give you the tools to live as a wise steward.

In today’s busy world, you will not be successful by accident.  There have never been more things competing for your time, talent, and treasure.  Responsibilities and distractions are at an all-time high in the digital age.  If you aren’t careful, the things that matter most will not get the attention they need.  Relationships will suffer, and your quality of life will decrease if you don’t live on purpose.

You can order your life in such a way that will enable you to be productive and fulfilled while you accomplish your goals, build meaningful relationships, and make an eternal difference.  But you must decide to live on purpose by Biblical principles if you are to please God and accomplish your purpose.

  • What values do you live by?
  • What are your priorities?
  • When does saying “no” actually mean “yes” to things that honestly matter?
  • How do you create a sustainable schedule built around your most important roles and responsibilities?
  • What four types of giving should you practice regularly?
  • Why is accountability essential to being a good steward?
  • What are the Biblical goals I should set this year?
  • Why should God trust me with wealth?
  • How do I build a stable and structured life?
  • How can I finally conquer my finances with a budget?
  • What is the Bible way to be productive and get things done?
  • Why is consistency one of the most important attributes of success?
  • How do you protect yourself from burnout while helping others?
  • Why is now the time to let God remake your life?
  • How do you overcome when you feel like a failure?
  • What five simple changes can radically change your health?
  • What does your giving reveal about your attitude towards life & God?

Answer these important questions and more as you complete the Set Your Life In Order Stewardship Kit.  It includes over 12 hours of instruction with helpful worksheets.

For years, I have spent every January teaching Biblical principles of Stewardship.  I have combined 17 of the most important lessons with corresponding documents into the SET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER Stewardship Kit. These lessons have been learned through Bible study and life experience.

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Beat The Alarm Clock

12 Easy Tips To Wake Up Early And Conquer Your Day

Stop dreading your alarm clock. Get up early each day to walk with God and to get ahead of your task list. Here’s How…

Waking up early will give you quiet time in the morning to prepare your heart, mind, and body for the day. Awake early to walk with God before the busyness of the day begins. Rise in plenty of time to start your day strong, so when it comes time to perform, you can excel.

Proverbs 6:9–11   “How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, And thy want as an armed man.”

There is nothing quite so discouraging as oversleeping in the morning. You wake up and instantly realize that you are behind. You jump out of bed rushing around to make it to work on time or take care of your responsibilities. You feel behind all day never able to catch up no matter how hard you work. You tell yourself you never want to do that again!

On the other hand, some people get up early regularly but feel so exhausted that they have a hard time getting through the day. Some mornings you will have to push through the exhaustion, but you should not feel that way every day. You may need to consider other changes to your lifestyle such as eating healthy, exercising, or adjusting your overall schedule. Consider taking a 15-minute power nap sometime during the day too. Life is cyclical. At times you will have more responsibilities and get less sleep. Other times you will have more free time and get more sleep. The challenge is sleeping enough to excel! Through it all, remember that you are the master of your schedule. Own it and crush it.

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How to Prepare Sermons Files for Upload to the Internet

God ordained preaching to declare the Gospel and Bible Truth.  Learn how to prepare your sermons for upload to the internet where they can keep helping people long after the church service is over.

A preacher spends hours preparing a message to preach.  Often a message is preached once and then put in a file.  How many people could have been helped, taught, encouraged, and changed if only they had heard the message?

What if you could make your sermons available 24 hours a day, seven days a week?  You can!  It’s easier than you think. (more…)

3 Reasons FantastiCal 2 is My Favorite Calendar App

A great digital tool for time management.

A functional calendar is an indispensable tool of stewardship in life management.  We live life by a series of dates and times.  Is your calendar system helping you stay on top?

3 Reasons I Use FantastiCal 2

Ephesians 5:15–16  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Time is life.  How you spend your time is how you spend your life.  The word redeem in the verse above means to ‘buy back’ or ‘rescue from loss.’  Time is wasted when it is not carefully accounted for by a schedule and a calendar.  I use Nozbe for my tasks.  I use Fantastical 2 for my calendar.

A functional calendar system is an essential tool to keep your life in order.  I have used many calendar tools.  From good old pen and paper to the fancy digital apps, I have tried many and found them lacking.  Some of them are even a hindrance to productivity.  Then I found FantasitCal 2. (more…)