2014 Suggested Bible Reading Plan

The best way you can develop a God-honoring financial plan is by reading your Bible.  This is a much better approach than simply searching for the word ‘money’ in your favorite commentary.  Indeed, the benefit of reading your Bible daily goes beyond simply learning about finances. For the last few years, I’ve experimented with different Bible reading plans.  While my 2013 plan wasn’t prefect, it … [Read more...]

Imagine How Thankful We’d Be if We Could See Everything God is Doing

Over the last few months, instead of just praying for the blessings I see and recognize as blessings, I’ve also been asking God to help open my eyes to the blessings that go completely unnoticed. The problem with our thanksgiving is that it’s typically only a response to those events in life we understand as good news. We struggle with giving thanks in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:18) … [Read more...]

Why I’m Quitting Full-time Blogging

On Sunday, May 19th, it was officially announced that our family is going to be moving to Billings, Montana, where I'll be working as the full-time minister for the Billings Church of Christ. As a result, I'll no longer be a full-time blogger or full-time missional entrepreneur. Why? On the one hand, I have absolutely loved full-time blogging.  It has been such a blast working for myself. … [Read more...]

Peace to Those on Whom His Favor Rests

May the peace of Christ be with you and your family this holiday season. This year we'll abandon our Papua New Guinea tradition of eating shrimp and going to the beach.  We'll skip out on inviting 45 people to cram into our living room to watch a holiday themed move.  We likely won't be having carolers at 2 a.m. as we did in New Guinea.   This Christmas will be much different than the previous six … [Read more...]

3 Simple Facts That Will Help Cultivate a Thankful Heart (Even if You Aren’t Feeling It)

For the first time in a dozen years, I'm in Canada for Canadian Thanksgiving. Yesterday, Sunday, I was asked to preach at the church where my dad is the minister.  While preparing the sermon, I thought, hey, this could be recycled into a good post.  Since my family will be spending time with my parents today, I thought this would be a good day to repurpose a sermon into a blog post. 3 Keys to … [Read more...]

One Reason Why You Should Live with Integrity

Several months ago a woman, who is not my wife, came to my house and falsely claimed that we had an intimate relationship. The lady came by my house and dropped off a gift and a card. When I saw the package, I just put it on the ground and went back to pruning the shrubs. My wife came by and asked about the package. I told her who it was from and that I wasn't going opening it. (The woman … [Read more...]

Wow! How to Pack a Lifetime of Activity in a Short 5 Weeks

It's been a long time since I've written a post here at Money Help for Christians.  I almost feel like I should introduce myself. My name is Craig Ford and I'm guy behind the blog MH4C. So, what have I done in the last five weeks? I went through the stress of selling a house in PNG.  The sale of our house didn't finish before we left the country.  We had several tense days as we tried to … [Read more...]

Vote for Your Favorite MH4C Writers Challenge Article

Be sure to take time to Facebook Share, Tweet, or Google + your favorite article from the MH4C Writers Challenge. Next week  I'll be totaling up the social media love and declaring a winner.  May 14th is your last day to vote.  Remember, there are cash prizes for all the writers, so I'm sure they would appreciate your support. How do you vote? That's simple.  Just click on the link to … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye to PNG. 10 Things I’ll Miss

Saying goodbye is never easy. When this article posts, our family will be getting on a plane in four days. We'll be permanently relocating to North America. I still remember the flight on May 16th, 2006. We were flying from Port Moresby to Alotau, Papua New Guinea. I looked at my wife and 10 month old daughter and got the most horrible feeling in my stomach. What was I getting myself into? I … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why Short Term Missions is Worth the Cost

In the next few months, we'll likely see another summer surge of short term mission trips. I think that's a good thing. I've even got some money where my mouth is. So, why would I, or should you give your hard earned money to a short term mission trip? 4 Reasons Why I Support Short Term Missions 1. It positively impacts the short term missionary. I can't say for certain, but one of the … [Read more...]