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Emotions During Business Failure

Business Failure and Dry Bones

Two years ago, I was sitting in a Panera pouring my heart out to my pastor. At the time, we owned a business and it was failing. I wanted someone to commiserate and pray with.

In late 2012, my wife and I decided – after what we thought was thorough planning and much advice and prayer – to open a business. It took nearly all our savings (bad idea) and a $250,000 Small Business Administration loan to get the doors open, but in April 2013, we took our first customers.

​Business took off right away! By the end of the first month, we were one of the top franchisees in the system. Revenues were ahead of our projections, but so were our expenses. It was truly amazing how fast we were burning through our cash reserves!

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Things We Wish We Had Said

From the back cover: This book is a collection of personal letters written between Tony Campolo and his adult son, Bart. At times it's funny; at times it leaves the reader quite sobered. Above all, it's always honest as it portrays the challenges of growing up and parenting.

Parents will be delighted with the observations and wisdom on raising children and teenagers will be greatly assisted by the discussions regarding further education and careers.

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Trusting God's Desire for Relationship

Trusting God’s Desire for Relationship

We are only beginning to understand the brain and how we think.

Author and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman says that we essentially have two brains. A fast one and a slow one. Or, put another way, a lazy one and an active one. In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, he explains the research that proves his theory.

Over our lifetimes, according to Dr. Kahneman, we develop short cuts in our brain to help us cope and make decisions more quickly and - many times, but not always - more accurately. Our brain combines our life experiences, our knowledge and our preferences into a decision framework to ease and speed up our decision making.

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The Best 16 Websites for Daily Devotions [Updated for 2017]

Let’s be honest. Most of us – if not every one of us – struggle with the idea of spending time in the word every day. If you’re like me, your struggle doesn’t come from lack of desire. You know the benefits of spending time in the word and in prayer every day; you just never can get into a discipline of doing it every day.

Let me give you a couple of encouragements before I present the 16 best places I’ve found on the internet to help you build this daily discipline.

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