2011 Goals Review, 2012 Plans, My New Ministry as a Missional Entrepreneur

At the start of 2011, I shared three big goals. They are as follows: Goal #1: By Dec. 2011, I wanted to average as much income online as I did from my full-time job. Less than two weeks later I followed up with a post that said this was a bad goal. Why? The priority should have been honoring God and helping people. If God allowed me to support my family from my online work, then it was for … [Read more...]

Treasures in Heaven |The Role of Self in Giving

Even though it’s a very important biblical concept, I don’t often talk about the importance of building up treasures in heaven. Honestly, it’s a topic I don’t really know how to properly address in a way that honors God and promotes generous giving.  For lack of a better word, it just seems off to make your primary reason to give because of what you’ll get. However, as Christians what we … [Read more...]

What Does God Think About the Percentage Budget?

When I first wrote about the graduated tithe, someone commented that God already has a graduated tithe system where we give 10% of our income.  As our income increases, so does our giving.  Also, as our income decreases, so does our giving. But, what say you? The percentage budget says: Your cost of living should increase as your salary increases. Your percentage of giving should never … [Read more...]