Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Wealthiest Place to Be

I know God will not be boxed in, but I’m always looking for formulas…simple things that work real well. Several years ago, I found the “recipe” for being in God’s will. In my humble opinion, there is no wealthier place than “being in God’s will.” It’s just three things: 1. Rejoice all the time, 2. Pray all the time, and 3. Be thankful all the time. 

Rejoice, pray, and be thankful…try it if you want to be wealthy.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Contentment = Wealth

Are you content?

I feel our culture is SO into our stuff, that often times it's difficult to be content.

We constantly long for stuff. We covet stuff at the mall or on the Internet. We seek to get better and better stuff. We try to get more stuff to add to our stuff. We dream about the stuff we don't have. We get loans or use credit cards to buy stuff we can't afford.

I'm not throwing stones, I love stuff too!

But once in a while, I take a step back and look at the stuff I already, shelter, clothes.
Then I try to be content with what I already have, rather than long for what I don't.

Now if only I could do it more often.

"Godliness with contentment is great gain." 1Timothy 6:6 (NKJ)
"True religion with contentment is great wealth." 1Timothy 6:6 (NLT)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

GOOD Choices in Debt

So you’re up to your eyeballs in debt.

I have a close friend who was bitten by a looked like he would lose his leg, wouldn’t work again, and would never surf again. It would have been really easy for him to turn bitter. Instead, through his journey of recovery, he CHOSE gratefulness. Today, he’s strong as ever, working, surfing, and is a HUGE inspiration in my life…because he made good choices along the way.

So what are the “GOOD” choices in your debt? They are you CAN choose to get out of it…you CAN choose to manage your spending…you CAN choose to spend less than you make…you CAN choose to find contentment in the stuff you already have…you CAN choose to have financial freedom if you use discipline and control (budget). All choices you need to make.

Unlike most people’s debt, my friend never chose to get bitten by a shark. And unlike most, he made lemonade out of lemons. He considered the attack a “wake up call” from God, and focused on the important things in his life….his family. He overcame though a series of good choices.

The choices are yours.

The suffering you sent was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your principles.
Psalms 119:71

Friday, February 27, 2009


In our culture, being broke (and in debt) is normal.

I don't want to be normal!

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
Romans 12:2