Who are the Most Influential Voices in Christian Finance?

He asked me, “Who are currently the most influential voices in Christian finance?” I was having dinner with some friends and met someone who asked me the question above.  I gave an answer, but in the end I wondered if I’m the worst person in the world to answer that question. I’ve been living in a cave of sorts. It’s not a literal cave, but I’ve lived outside of the North American … [Read more...]

How Important is Your Stuff?

The following is a guest post by Mrs. Ford.  She is a regular contributor at Help Me Travel Cheap.  She is a hardworking mother of three and a person with a heart of gold.  By the way, she is also my wife. Before we moved to Papua New Guinea nearly 5 years ago, we had to take a major inventory of our stuff.  Since the cost of shipping things here is outrageous, we sold the majority of our … [Read more...]

Bible Reading Plan 2011 | Free and Easy to Download

Confession time.  I’m behind on my 2010 Bible reading plan. Tsk. Tsk. To be honest, my trip to North America in the middle of the year threw me off my schedule.  I found it hard getting back in gear, and I’m officially about a month behind. Nevertheless, once I’m done reading the Bible this year, I do plan to rinse and repeat. Reasons to Do an Annual Bible Reading Plan Reading the Bible … [Read more...]

How I Saved 98% On Overseas Phone Calls

If you have friends or family that you regularly call, you should consider the cost saving possibilities with Skype (affiliate link).  If you have friends or family overseas, you really need to check out Skype overseas calling options. How Skype Changed the Dynamics of Overseas Calling My family moved to Papua New Guinea in May 2006.  At that time, there was only one option for calls to North … [Read more...]

5 Lies of Efficiency and Productivity

“Time is money”.  All too often, North American life is all about the results. You need to coordinate and plan your day so as to make the largest possible contribution in the smallest possible time. At a very young age, we are taught, and accept, these apparent truths. The North American view of time separates us from many places around the world.  To us, time is the most precious … [Read more...]