November 17, 2010

It’s no surprise that some people have a negative view of religious speakers who use television to engage their audience.  With stories of corruption and greed, it’s easy to see why people would write off all televangelists as crooks.  Yes, there are things that some televangelists do that bother me beyond belief (I’ll get to that in a minute).  However, television can be a great way to spread the Gospel – as long as it’s done in a way that… Read more

November 16, 2010

Why do Christians Fast? The Bible talks about fasting in both the New and Old Testaments. We read about Nehemiah fasting and praying for the children of Israel because they were in a time of trouble. Daniel fasted and prayed for three weeks drawing nearer to God. David fasted and prayed in a time of personal repentance. Paul and Barnabas fasted and prayed before presenting leaders in the church. There’s a close relationship between fasting and praying because fasting is… Read more

November 15, 2010

Instead of putting together a list of frugal Christmas gifts, I wanted to highlight a few gifts that might just put you over the edge financially.  You might not see this list on other sites because it’s not always fun to talk about what will cost you $$$, but I’m not here to sugarcoat it : ) Gifts that might break the bank Animals Have you heard this yet… Mom, Dad, can we get a puppy? Not only are animals… Read more

November 12, 2010

Getting the Best Deal If you’re like me, you love saving money or getting a discount on the things you buy. I don’t know why, but it just feels better when I didn’t pay full price for something. Here are a few quick tips on getting a discount on just about anything. Just Ask Ok, you knew this was coming – but it’s true. You never know unless you ask. Whether you’re at Lowe’s buying materials, picking up flowers for… Read more

November 11, 2010

Imagine yourself as a farmer. You have one bag of seeds to produce a crop large enough to feed your family and hopefully have leftovers to sell for profit. You have a limited amount of seeds, so none of it can go to waste. Would you: A.) Scatter it on the road for birds to eat? B.) Plant it in a pile of rocks? C.) Throw it in some thorn bushes? D.) Plant it in the best soil you can… Read more

November 10, 2010

I first read Free to Choose in February this year and absolutely loved the book. Milton Friedman and his wife Rose wrote Free to Choose in 1980 after the TV series produced by PBS also titled “Free to Choose.” The book is build on the 10 episodes that PBS aired in 1980, which was a great concept because it let the reader watch the special and read a chapter slow enough to understand it at their own pace. If you… Read more

November 9, 2010

Finding contentment in life is and should be an ongoing activity. For Christians, I believe we have an advantage in our quest for contentment because we are children of God and have an unmatched joy through Christ. But have you ever considered why we should be content? I like how the author of Hebrews puts it in chapter 13 verse 5 – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God… Read more

November 8, 2010

I’m not convinced that a great date has to be expensive. My wife and I do a lot of things that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and we have a great time doing less expensive dates. If you’re on a tight budget, don’t let money keep you from enjoying a date with that ‘special someone.’ Take a look at these not-so-expensive date ideas and get inspired to go have fun without going broke. 1. Walk/Run/Bike Go do something… Read more

November 5, 2010

Hard to believe Faith and Finance has been going for a full month now!  With inspiration from a couple blogger friends (Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff, and Khaleef at KNS Financial – Faithful with a few) I am releasing the first ever Blog Stat Report for Faith and Finance. As you know, Faith and Finance is committed to giving away HALF of the income that is produced through the site.  October only brought in a few cents (literally)… Read more

November 3, 2010

Have you ever wanted to start something but just never got around to doing it.  How about reading that book? Cleaning the garage? What about using a budget? Sure, we all know a budget can help you achieve your financial goals, but if you don’t use it, how can it help you? Worry no more because here are some tips for putting that unused budget to work: 1. Origami – Get creative and use your unused budget for paper airplanes,… Read more

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