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...]

10 Easy to Plan, Cheap, and Fun At Home Date Ideas

Ok.  Ok.  I admit it. I’m in the process of killing two birds with one stone.  Tonight is my night to plan an at home date for my wife and I.  Anyways, I figured if I’m going to go to all this work, then I might as well share the fruit of my labor . Here’s what I’ve been able to come up with 10 At Home Dates Ideas 1. Scavenger Hunt Buy or make something special for your spouse.  Place … [Read more...]

Frugal Christmas Planning Starts Today

If you think it’s too soon to be talking about Christmas, please read the following two preamble statements. Preamble #1 – I’ve got kids.  3 months before Christmas is a perfectly appropriate lead time to start talking about Christmas. Preamble #2 – I live overseas.  As my wife has been reminding me, it can take six weeks (or more) to send a package here, so if we want to get something for … [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...]

5 Steps To Retirement Planning For Young Adults

“Will I have enough for retirement?” is a very difficult question to answer.  Last week I left on a low note by introducing you to the 7 retirement factors you cannot control.  I guess it was probably a little discouraging.  However, I am not advocating you simply throw up your hands and ignore retirement planning.  I am suggesting that the process should be simplified and your time commitment to … [Read more...]