John Dillard is an author and Certified Public Accountant. To See how he takes Christ along with him to work visit www.HisCPA.com
Posted 5/16/10 at 3:35 PM | John Dillard
People Get Ready; Jesus is Coming Soon
Give Your Life to God While There's Still Time...Taking Christianity Into the World
"...in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed." 1 Corinthians 15:52
Posted 5/15/10 at 9:37 AM | John Dillard
Can you give God 10 Minutes Today?
I invite you to go into a closed quiet room and remember....
You may be asking yourself what in the world am I doing? I think we all find ourselves there in the midst of planning and coordinating and feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of stepping out of our box, giving up a week of our lives, leaving work, summer schedules, etc. behind. So hopefully this will give you a little insight into why you are doing what you are doing and why you are so important to God's team...Your heart, your passion and your contribution to the Body of Christ, presence on the journey and helping God to fulfill the Great Commission are integral and important beyond words.
Posted 5/14/10 at 1:11 PM | John Dillard
Faith Prayers...Transforming Lives...Becoming More Like Him
I pray that our church become a body of Transformed Lives, seeking to bring Jesus into all aspects of their lives, homes, work, school and friends. I pray that we become a people who are like God, and become the very hands and feet of Jesus Christ seeking to be a light into the word. I pray that we become a student of God's word seeking to know all we might about our creator, to be bold in our faith, while seeking to discover God's destiny for our life.
Posted 5/13/10 at 8:06 AM | John Dillard
Top Tax Tips for America's Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
Recently we have picked up several new accounts who were also business owners and therefore had substantially more than a taxpayer who predominantly had mortgage interest and charitable contributions. It is widely recommended that all business owners use a CPA who is well experienced with the nuances and tax reporting for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Below is a sampling of the types of issues that have occurred on those returns in elevating those situations to proper bookkeeping, recording and compliance with tax issues.
A C Corporation that can legally convert to an S Corporation to avoid the double taxation of filing as a C Corporation/Form 1120.
Posted 5/11/10 at 7:55 AM | John Dillard
Finding Our Way to God
Taking Christianity Into the World
Frequently when we try to share God's love with others we get tongue tied as we strive to me more insightful than we need be. When Jesus walked the earth it seemed as if He made all of the complicated things we see; simple.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Posted 5/10/10 at 1:32 PM | John Dillard
Seeking God's Power With All of Your Mind, Body & Spirit
Taking Christianity Into the World
When our family was first asked to lead a Family Mission Trip, we immediately began praying the prayer of Jabez and that God might allow us to have a dramatic impact on the reservation and in the heart and lives of the Navajo.
Be Bold In Your Faith: Call on God for Miracles
Posted 5/9/10 at 3:16 PM | John Dillard
Daily Devotions for Mission Trips
Spiritual Journey Ahead -- Day 1
Over the next several days our focus on taking each of you on a spiritual journey of a lifetime and one I promise, that if you let go and let God, that you will never forget. During our trip and beforehand in prayer, we have readied ourselves for the journey ahead. Our Journey and our Spiritual Walk is designed to take your Faith to yet a higher level still. Our journey will be one for ALL of us, from the youngest to the most wise. As you ready yourselves for this week, spend time going in prayer and thanksgiving for the miracles of faith and growth that God has in store for each and every one of us.
We are called to be the Hands and Feet of Jesus Christ himself on this trip, and we need all of our friends and fellow Believers praying for us and we set out on our journey as we ready ourselves for the calling on our lives. Our mission is to empower ourselves through knowledge, to grow deeper in our faith, to become a disciple and missionary in our everyday living, and to teach others.
My goal for each of you is tremendous spiritual growth and awakening of the Holy Spirit in you that you have never before experienced. Pray with me that God blesses and uses us to do His bidding. Be ready! Be prepared! God is about to do great and marvelous things through and with YOU!!!
Tell Everyone -- Day 2
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 25:19-20
Posted 5/9/10 at 2:01 PM | John Dillard
Christian CPA on Navajo Family Missions...Taking Christianity Into the World
I have always wanted to join a Ladies Bible Study....if you would let me I would like to join you for a portion of your next meeting. If you would like we can plan here.
It still appears from our past efforts there that ladies and not the guys are going to be the ones that will grab the cross of Jesus and carry it to all the Navajo, but I believe we have to ready them for the journey. There are several thoughts that I want to explore with you including:
Having a Sunday School Class here at SUMC adopt and support them with materials, prayer and interaction.
Posted 5/6/10 at 9:04 PM | John Dillard
Atlanta CPA Advises Business Owners on Preparing a Profit and Loss
A well presented Profit & Loss will be broken out in the sales section, cost of goods sold, and general and administrative expenses. Many businesses will break out their sales and cost of goods sold accounts into several categories that might be useful for review and analysis.
In evaluating your company's financial, it is usually best to review your profit and loss being sure to show the current period under review as well as the year to date totals. This will have the added advantage of reviewing specifically the most current operations for any significant variances or trends as well as contemplation of where you stand vs. your annual and year to date goals. Your financials are best reviewed and presented when you also add a column which calculates items as a percentage of sales which allows the reviewer to have a good grasp/rule of thumb of which to measure operational results.
Posted 5/6/10 at 10:50 AM | John Dillard
Christian CPA Advises on Top 10 Ways to Avoid an IRS Audit
How to Have Success With Your IRS Representation Issues
Being sure that you are sure is the best way to ensure that you are not unnecessarily exposed to an IRS Audit. These simple reminders will do much to ensure that you are not unduly surprised if an audit occurs. The Top 10 Ways to Avoid an IRS Audit are: FULL POST