Advent 2016

Celebrate the Birth of Jesus

This year I have been so blessed to be able to celebrate this great time with others.

I am so thankful to work with and be associated with so many people who know what Advent is all about. Today, Sunday, the morning temperatures were -10 degrees Fahrenheit. That is the actual temperature.

Many churches closed under the pressure of today’s media. My church, as a part of the Omaha Archdiocese, did not close. Our church understands the value of what Sunday morning is all about. God is more powerful than any politically correct regulation.

This week we celebrate the coming of Jesus as part of the fourth week of Advent. Many people are focused on gifts for Christmas. Today, my focus will be on the anticipation of Christ coming. The Christmas dialogue reminds us how Mary accepted the responsibility for carrying God’s son. Also, Joseph took on the responsibility to support Mary and look out for her interest tests. At first, Joseph wanted to divorce Mary quietly to protect her, but going forward, Joseph accepted the responsibility for Mary’s pregnancy and understood God’s plan for our ultimate salvation.

I love the message of Christmas. God loved us so much that he became one of us and took it upon himself to become part of our humanity and take on our sinfulness so that we might have the chance to have eternal life.

God’s love is unfathomable. We should recognize this, respect this and rejoice that we have a Merciful God.

Please take time this season and remember that Christmas is a huge event in our ultimate salvation. God loves us so much that he sent his only Son into the world. (John 3: 16). I am so thankful that God’s plan is so much bigger than our own and that HE uses our own people to fulfill his plan.

 

Blessings on your Christmas Celebration.

Faith is All You Need!

The Verse I need to Remember

John 10:10

john-10-10I keep replaying this verse over and over!

John 10:10

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full. Catholic Bible

Jesus came to give all of us life. We need to start using the power that Jesus has given us and remember that he lives inside of us. I am God’s Temple. I need to stop thinking about myself and think more about God’s Temple inside of them.

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Goals for 2015

Happy New Year 2015What are your goals for 2015?

Goals for 2015

  1. Work on Relationships – God first, Wife second, Kids-Third, Others-Fourth
  2. Look for great investment opportunities
  3. Continue producing content for MWL Blog and Marketing Director Blog
  4. Lose 30 pounds in 2015
  5. Continue to read and learn everyday
  6. Be a leader and get more production out of people
  7. Be a motivator and stop gossiping
  8. Carry bible with cell phone. Always points to what is more important in my life
  9. Be supportive and be an advocate for my family
  10. Be more passionate about performance, achieving goals
  11. Look for opportunities to overcome fear and persevere
  12. Hit the gym 5 times a week
  13. Look for ways to relax
  14. Find better ways to use tablets and smartphone technology
  15. Run 2-3 miles without pain and stress
  16. Get connected with a series
  17. Watch/Listen to more Fr. Larry presentations
  18. Get stronger…weights, pushups, pull-ups
  19. Reduce snacking, (Chips, nuts, other)
  20. Reduce eating out
  21. Talk more about family accomplishments
  22. Spend less time on social media and smartphones
  23. Want to add 10 million to the bottom-line at work
  24. Get Hubspot implemented and achieve results
  25. Work at connecting more with great people

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Too much thinking

Pray moreI am stuck in one of those cycles. Too many thoughts.

Thoughts about family

Thoughts about work

Thoughts about church

Thoughts about the future

Thoughts about the past

Thoughts about the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons.

When I get into these types of patterns where I am constantly thinking about something I need to take action on; it is at that moment I begin to lose steam and get tired. It finally hits me that I have so many things to be thankful for and I need to turn matters over to God in prayer. I need to stop thinking and start praying.

As you enter the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, take time to stop thinking and pray more. Seek God’s direction and the thoughts of this world will turn in to actions and He will lead you through your thoughts to make the best decisions. You are not alone! You have a loving, caring God.

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