Against All Odds
We all tend to look at the world, assume insurmountable odds, and then conclude it is impossible. Our backs are against the wall, we lose hope, we feel discouragement, maybe even hopelessness. Over your head in debt? Facing foreclosure? No job? Maybe you’re at a job you despise and see no solution? Well, whether you are barely surviving or on the brink of disaster, there is always hope. Do you serve a BIG God or a little one?
The economy may be in despair, jobless numbers may keep rising, the financial markets may keep bouncing around like a yo-yo, and the housing market could remain bleak in many parts of the country for many more years. What does this mean for you? Does God care about you? Why isn’t He answering your prayers? Is He teaching you some sort of lesson? Punishing you, maybe? Read More »
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Many have been asking for my popular Ebook. The Santa Factor: 7 Beliefs about Money that Keep You From Getting Rich.
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What Beliefs are Holding You Back?
What if we all still believed in something that wasn’t true?
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Why do so few become rich, while most remain poor?
One simple reason…because of what I have coined, “THE SANTA FACTOR”. We simply hold on to beliefs that are not only false but ones that wreak havoc in our financial lives. Learn about the seven deadly beliefs that may be sabotaging your finances.
If you study U.S. economic history and go back all the way to the 1850s, you will find only three occurrences when the economy fell back into a recession within 12 months of a previous recession. The big question becomes, if a double dip is possible, how likely will it occur today? This is a great question! However, I am not so much worried about the U.S. economy being in a recession as I am about a deep, extended consumer recession.
We have to separate the two. The economy as a whole can be out of a recession (growing), yet consumers can still be in a consumer recession (depressed earnings, lack of savings, lack of credit, lack of spending). The worry about the overall economy trickles down to the consumer and can cause pessimism or optimism. It takes the economy climbing out of a recession before the consumer follows suit. In other words, you can’t have one without the other. So if the overall economy plays an important role for the consumer, will we avoid a double dip? Read More »
God does indeed call us to be good stewards of the money that He gives us. However, that does not mean that He does not want us to enjoy our monetary blessings. God derives enjoyment from his Creation and He takes pleasure in seeing His children reap the benefits of what He bestows upon them.
Psalm 128:2 says, “You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” The money we earn is a part of the fruit of our labor. The blessing that money gives us can be shared with others in the form of gifts and recreation. We know that we should invest and budget our money wisely. Within that budget, you can set aside money for fun and recreation. Here are some fun and creative ways you can spend your money. Read More »
In case you hadn’t heard it, here’s a joke that puts things in perspective:
A very wealthy man decided to prove the quote, “You can’t take it with you”, wrong. Before he died he requested that his gold be buried with him. Sure enough after his death he found himself in heaven along with his gold. He was so excited that he had actually taken it with him. He went up to St. Peter to enter the gates and exclaimed “Look at this, you can take it with you.” Peter looked at the gold in the mans hand and asked “Why would you want to bring pavement with you?”
In heaven, the streets will be made of gold. Invest in eternal wealth today!
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I once had a business offer to be a partner with someone who did not share the same faith as me. Was this a deal breaker? For me, absolutely. Business is difficult enough, but when someone does not share the same priorities, same vision, same moral principles, it is very difficult to run a business with unity. Like a marriage where faiths oppose, a meeting of the minds and hearts tends to drive one another away instead of together. Read More »