Today is Make up Your Mind Day.
It is also the birthday Actor Anthony Hopkins, from 1937.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when the British East India Company was chartered in 1600.
1). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner - Staying Strong
Today is New Year's Eve and many of us will be involved in celebrations tonight to ring in 2015. We also will probably partake in the ageless tradition of making new years resolutions, goals that we want to accomplish next year. I, like you, have done this many times before only to forget at this time next year what goals I originally set out to accomplish in the first place! How can we make changes that will help us stay strong over time? Here's some suggestions: 1) Don't make it a New Year's commitment - make it a new week, or new month commitment first. 2) Pick a verse that will be your verse of the year. Put it somewhere where you can read it just about every day. I keep it bookmarked as one of my favorites for the internet when I open it to work. 3) Make unselfish goals - often we only strive to change in areas that benefit us personally, but what about trying to serve others more, give more money away, or change an attitude? 4) One step at a time. Consider making one smaller goal and then accomplishing it over several periods of time before starting the next one, and then the next one, and then... 5) Track your progress daily. There's probably an app for that! I keep a file on my computer. 6) Pray about it first. Often I find myself making goals that God never really wanted me to pursue. It's bound to be much better for me in the end if I follow His leading and not just my own pursuits. What suggestions would you add to the mix?
2). Ministry of the Day: NYM 2014 Photos of the Year - Some of our best moments from the previous year of Ministry in Nebraska with Students.
3). Song of the Day: Satellites and Sirens - Jump Start my Heart
4). Quote of the Day: 'Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.' - Ralph Waldo Emerson
5). Movie of the Day: 2014 NYM Photos of the Year
6). Link of the Day: Tripping - Vacation Rentals
Top NYM Photos of 2014
#1 - The Incredible Garland Owensby at High School Camp in June