MH4C Positive Changes Ahead

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You can now follow me on Twitter @craigeford.

That’s a sample of one change I’ve made.  You used to follow me @MH4Christians, but that username is too complicated in this not-so-complicated world.

I’m actually using Twitter for something other than just blog updates, and I’m learning more about Twitter every day.

That’s another change.

In the near future, you’ll probably be hearing about Transforming Your Financial Diet Seminars.  This is the seminar I’ve been putting together to present to churches across the US and Canada.  Thank you to the college class at the Champions Church of Christ for letting me practice on you yesterday morning.  I figure if I can keep a college student’s attention for more than 10 minutes, then I’m on the right track.

I only had one student fall asleep in class.

A little walk down MH4C memory lane.

I started this blog in April 2009.  I’m amazed that we’ve been going at this for over three years.

For the first couple years, I would write about everything finance related.  However, as my time became more limited, I was forced to trim down the content by focusing on fewer things.  Eventually, I decided only to write about Bible and money topics as they related to a concept I call ‘missional frugality‘.  This topic has always been the topic I’m most passionate about when it comes to Christian finances.

The obvious result is that I haven’t been touching on ‘practical’ (for lack of a better word) financial issues.

Now that I’m doing this full-time, I’m able to go with the both/and approach instead of the either/or approach.

We’re slowly going to work our way into having blog posts 4-5 times a week.  I’m going to keep two posts Bible and money focused where I challenge each of us to be sure we’ve got our financial focus right.  If we lose that, we lose everything.

Disclaimer: Just so you know, I value my ministry freedom and family time way to much to commit to a certain number of posts a week.  If God’s got a lot of off-line ministry to do in a given week, I won’t feel bad about only writing a post or two in that week.  This is contrary to all of the blogging advice you’ll read, but most bloggers aren’t missional entrepreneurs!

Additionally, you’re going to start seeing a few product reviews every now and then (a collective groan emerges from the crowd).  To get a taste of what products I’m likely to talk about, you can view my ‘helpful financial tools page‘.

Since our family was living outside of the United States, it was hard for me to keep up with financial products – especially as they’ve become more and more internet dependent.  Now I’m exploring a lot of new products myself as we’re getting settled in, so I want to be able to share with you what I like and what I don’t.  Balancing product reviews and doing it with integrity is a hard thing to do, but I believe I can continue to provide you with a lot of good content and helping to point out some financial tools and products that can help you along the way.

Here’s to a bright future.

What are your thoughts about the changes?  


  1. says

    I’ve enjoyed your content since finding your blog about a year ago, so I look forward to more content covering a broader base. However, I do hope the product review/sponsored posts are limited and well labelled.

    • says

      Thanks for the helpful feedback. I won’t be doing any sponsored posts on this site. I don’t think they add value for the blog or for the reader. However, I think well selected product reviews can be mutually beneficial.

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