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Three Tools You’ll Need to Climb Out of Debt

In 2003 my wife and I were $32,000 in debt. I was a youth minister; she was a middle school teacher—we weren’t exactly raking it in. In one year, without buying a book or attending a seminar, we eradicated every penny of our debt. Here are the three tools we used to climb our way out of the pit of debt in which we found ourselves:

Tool 1: Imagination—we envisioned what our life could be like if we were debt free. This led to our why. We wanted for one of us to be able to...

What Does Money Do For You?

Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if...

4 Ways Church Staff Can Encourage Generosity

I was in a meeting recently with local church administrative assistants that was so far out of my league I decided to write a...

Are You Bad With Money?

I regularly hear people tell me, “I’m bad with money,” or, “She’s good with money.” What does it even mean to be “bad”...

The Giving Moment Mistake

We are in a brave new world when it comes to preaching and teaching about generosity. In the past generation most leaders in the...

The Money Medium

On occasion, I’ll speak with the assistance of a translator to people in other countries. The translator can make or break the speech,...

Starting the Money Conversation

In the last blog I recounted the time I heard a curse word in church. It was an interesting experience but made me think...

Daddy, Are We Rich?

This week we drove through an affluent neighborhood and Seth, age five, asked if we are rich like the people who own these...

The Time I Heard a Curse Word in Church

I was scheduled to speak on a Sunday night for a new church client, and as is customary for me I attended their morning...

Christmas Gifts: Making Friends With Relatives Who Annoy You

I’ve been living a bit in Jacob’s story. His life is quite the soap opera. After tricking his nearly blind, dying father Isaac...

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