Free Bible Reading Plan 2012

Over the last three years, I've shared a one-year Bible reading plan with you. I'm going to go ahead and share another one year Bible reading plan, even though I've changed my devotional practice. You can grab your 2012 one-year Bible reading plan by clicking on the link below: [download id="24"] (The Bible reading plan was created using my Logos Libronix Digital Library … [Read more...]

When the Righteous Prosper, the City Rejoices

In a competitive, jealous, selfish, sin stained world, we must strive to be people who will cause rejoicing in others when we prosper. When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;  when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. Proverbs 11:10 (NIV) Trust me.  There are lots of people who complain at the injustice when certain people prosper.  They are the kinds of people that make others … [Read more...]

Child Care Costs: 7 Easy Ways To Save Money

Over the last decade or two, child care costs have grown exponentially and will probably get worse in the near future. This is due to the growing number of two-income homes that we have seen in this country. Here are a few things that you can do in order to reduce your child care costs. Look For Lower Child Care Costs at Churches Since I happen to live in the daycare capital of America (New … [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...]

Home Improvement and Repairs | 10 Ways to Save Money

Welcome to Money Saving Monday where we remind ourselves that community is the greatest money saving resource we have. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win one of two $15 Amazon gift cards. Simply leave your tips and suggestions, and if it is a top pick of the month, you’ll get a $15.00 gift card. By the way, with just a handful of comments each day, you’ve got a great opportunity to win … [Read more...]

Should You Give Only When You Have a Cheerful Heart?

While reading the book Prayer by Richard Foster, I realized that my approach to giving is much like his approach to prayer. Regarding prayer Foster writes: The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives – altruistic and selfish, merciful and hateful, loving and bitter. He then goes on to encourage readers to pray where they are (emotionally and … [Read more...]

Debt Snowball Explained | How To Pay Off Debt Using the Debt Snowball

I thought we’d better sneak this post in before it gets too warm – a snowball is always easier to visualize in the winter. Editor’s Note: What a great line, eh?  Unfortunately, I wrote this post months ago, but since it was such a good line, I decide to keep it in this post even though it is now the hottest time of the year. What is the Debt Snowball? The debt snowball is a common approach or … [Read more...]

50 Best Part-Time Jobs

People take on part-time jobs for many different reasons. For some it is because of a disability.  For others it is an issue of scheduling.  Some people only need a minimal income to subsidize their living.  Others are looking for extra money to pay down debt because they are upside down in debt and trying to  get out of credit card debt. Here are some great resources for people searching … [Read more...]