Create your priorities as you plan for 2019
The final three CCBF breakfast meetings of the year just happened to focus on Priorities. The timing was perfect.
This is the season when we reflect upon the past year and look forward to a new, fresh year ahead. Our PDA calendars and daytimers are already being filled up with obligations as the new year unfolds.
The Apostle Paul had it figured out. He accomplished an amazing amount in his 20 years of ministry. The churches he planted and the letters he wrote have helped shape Western culture. He captured his "priority" in Philippians 3:13: "But one thing I do ..." He was focused on Christ and that formed the foundation for his work.
Peter F. Drucker penned a few solid guidelines more than 50 years ago when it comes to establishing your priorities:
- Pick the future over the past.
- Focus on opportunities rather than problems.
- Choose your own direction rather than climbing on the bandwagon.
- Aim high, for something that will make a difference, rather than something that is safe and easy to do.
As you plan your year ahead, use Christ as your foundation.
Canadian Christian Business Federation
MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE
(Listed alphabetically by city)
ABBOTSFORD, Saturday, Jan. 26 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.
BEAMSVILLE, NO MEETING – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
BRAMPTON, Wednesday, Jan. 9 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Sunset Grill, 10025 Hurontario at Bovaird; Rod Hoekman, facilitator.
BRANTFORD, Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.
BURLINGTON, Wednesday, Jan. 9 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALEDONIA, Thursday, Jan. 24 -- Breakfast 7 a.m., The Tartan Diner, 127 Argyle St. S., Caledonia; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALGARY SOUTH, Friday, Jan. 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Mike Watson, facilitator.
CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, Jan. 29 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CLARINGTON, Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.
COBOURG, Thursday, Jan. 10 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.
EDMONTON AM, Thursday, Jan. 31 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.
FREDERICTON, Friday, Jan. 11 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Journey Wesleyan Church, Duncan Lane, Fredericton; Cathy Calhoun and Wendell Betts, facilitators.
GUELPH, Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.
KELOWNA, Friday, Jan. 4 and 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 2170 Harvey Ave.; Scott Burke and Ray Metcalfe, facilitators.
KITCHENER, Friday, Jan. 24 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.
LANGLEY, Thursday, Jan. 17 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.
LONDON BREAKFAST, Wednesday, Jan. 23 – 7:30 a.m., Youth For Christ cafe, 254 Adelaide St. S., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.
MARKHAM, Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 9275 Markham Road, Markham; Anne Thornley-Brown, facilitator.
MILTON, Friday, Jan. 25 – 7:30 a.m., Inaugural meeting, Cora Restaurant, 65 Ontario St. S., Milton; Keith Knight, facilitator.
NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.
OAKVILLE, Friday, Jan. 11 -- 7:30 a.m., Mo’s Family Restaurant, 467 Speers, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.
OTTAWA, Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Summerhayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; George Zekveld, facilitator.
PETERBOROUGH, Thursday, Jan. 17 – Inaugural meeting, 7:30 a.m., Carousel Restaurant, 116 Lansdowne Street East; Keith Knight, facilitator.
SASKATOON, Wednesday, Jan. 23 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.
ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, Jan. 9 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SMITHVILLE, Thursday, Jan. 24 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Meester Insurance boardroom, 246 St. Catharines St., Smithville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SUMMERSIDE, Saturday, Jan. 26 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Granville Street Diner, 454 Granville Street, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.
VERNON, Tuesday, Jan. 8 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Schubert Centre , 3505 30th Ave., Vernon; Jon Buller and Darren Witt, facilitators.
WATERLOO, Friday, Jan. 4 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.
WINDSOR, Saturday, Jan. 26 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.
WINNIPEG, Tuesday, Jan. 8 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.
WINGHAM, Friday, Jan. 4– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.