Month: September 2018
‘We are tempted by our own desires.’ James 1:14 CEV James writes: ‘Don’t blame God when you are tempted! God cannot be tempted by evil, and He doesn’t use evil to tempt others. We are tempted by our own desires that drag us off and trap us. Our desires make us sin, and when sin ...Read More
‘God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”‘ Exodus 3:4 NKJV Moses had all the potential in the world at forty, but felt like a lost cause at eighty. Instead of doing God’s will God’s way, he tried to expedite God’s will and ...Read More
Meet the mastermind behind one of the world’s largest franchise groups, Jim Penman. Who you may ask? Think Jim’s Mowing. You may not know, but this incredible success story had its beginnings back in 1982 as Jim’s Mowing.
Well that is how all started, mowing lawns and tidying up backyards with a $30,000 debt and a marketing budget of $24. Humble beginnings, yet fast-forward to 2018, all of 36 years later, and Jim is CEO of Jim’s Group, a Group he certainly was not thinking about in 1982 when burdened with a large debt.
Here is what can happen when a mature truck-loving couple collide on an online dating website. First the collision, then the smash repairs, followed by some panel-beating then a paint job in that order, before drivers, Tony and Mina Gunter, parked their rigs, settled on the same number plate, jumped in the cab, to drive away together and live happily ever after. End of story? No! Instead it was just the start of a God ordained relationship coupled up with a God-given vision.
It is grand final weekend, AFL and NRL players have been playing all season with the aim to be here. The lead up to this moment has been critical with extensive preparation and training taking place. Positioning has been crucial, being aware of the current play and making the calculated move to tackle at the right time have all been part of the game.
Grand final trophies are hard to achieve, with 15 out of 16 NRL teams, and 17 out of 18 AFL teams not winning. Everyone on the field has one aim on their mind —to get the ball at all cost, and kick a goal.
While many Christians want to be more generous with their giving, they can be faced with an internal struggle that wars against the idea of dipping into their hip pocket. Alex Cook (one of Vision's resident financial planners) helps unpack what are the three barriers that hold people back from giving generously and reaping the eternal ...Read More
There is a cost to giving. At it’s worst that cost is burnout—the emotional (and often physical) collapse of someone who has spent too long pouring out without filling up.
‘We achieve this victory through our faith.’ 1 John 5:4 NLT The Bible says, ‘Every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.’ To live victoriously you must do these three things: (1) Restrict the devil from moving in your life. Jesus said: ‘I promise you that God ...Read More