Materialism and Consumerism Grips Christians | What Are You Doing About It?

Richard Beck just finished up a fantastic series on the topic of giving.  In the fourth article of his series Beck wrote: Here's the cold hard truth. If you were to poll church leaders asking them to name the most pernicious influence upon American Christianity I bet the answer would be unanimous: Materialism and consumerism. I agree with Beck about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000%. Perhaps I … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Save When You’re Expecting a Baby

How To Save Money When Expecting A Baby Minimize your purchases until after your baby shower. Here’s one that embarrasses my wife – be willing to return/exchange shower gifts.  Better to have want you want then something that you’ll never use. Tell your friends.  Baby needs don’t last forever so there is probably someone who has a kid who just grew out of something.  The would be glad to … [Read more...]

The Secret to a Successful Budget: Reviews Roundup

As I’m sure you noticed on the sales page for The Secret to a Successful Budget, I have a lot of positive things to say about MY book.  Not surprisingly, I like the book.  Well, it turns out it’s not just me. I’ve pulled together some of the reviews of the eBook from other websites.  I want to give you a taste of what others are saying about the book and direct you to some outside resources you … [Read more...]

20 Reasons to Start a Budget

A budget is a forecasting tool, so it lets you plan your future. Budgeting is a tool that helps you reach your life goals. Every dollar you save by budgeting is better than a dollar you make working. It provides a platform for communication between a husband and wife. Motivation.  When you get a clear vision of your progress each month, you are motivated to continue forward. Self … [Read more...]

Practicing Christian Hospitality | How to be a Gracious Host

The need for Christian hospitality There was a day and age when hospitality was a regular part of life.  But, in this generation we’ve mastered the art of outsourcing hospitality.  That’s what hotels and restaurants are for, right?  In the Biblical times, hospitality was motivated by the nature of God.  As people travelled from place to place, they expected to find a home within the people of … [Read more...]