Archive for October, 2014

How Early Can Your Kids Learn Stewardship?

I hear this question pretty frequently. When I do, I usually step back and ask myself, in my mind, well, how early do you teach your kids about God, love, or any other necessity in life.

No, I’m not comparing stewardship to God or Love, but I am saying it’s pretty important in life, and I believe we should start teaching our children as soon as possible about it.

I consider stewardship a critical thing to learn in our lives. How we manage our possessions, time, talent, and finances is very important to not only our lives but to God!

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I hear this question pretty frequently. When I do, I usually step back and ask myself, in my mind, well, how early do you teach your kids about God, love, or any other necessity in life. No, I’m not comparing stewardship to God or Love, but I am saying it’s pretty important in life, and […]

One Simple Tool To Help Schedule Your Year

Money & CalendarEvery month, my wife and I do a budget, and every now and then, we find a budget buster in the middle of the month.

Do you have those too? Some event you forgot about, a gift you need to buy (guys we can’t forget those anniversaries!), or even something as simple and repetitive as a kids sport starting up. Anything that you should remember but just happen to forget and it ruins your budget when it comes to your attention.

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Every month, my wife and I do a budget, and every now and then, we find a budget buster in the middle of the month. Do you have those too? Some event you forgot about, a gift you need to buy (guys we can’t forget those anniversaries!), or even something as simple and repetitive as […]

2 Huge Reasons I Started StewardshipDad

Have you ever wanted to do something meaningful with your life?

I have 4 kids and my brain jumps to the movie Robots with Mel Brooks and Ewan McGregor. Mel Brooks’ character, Mr. Bigweld, is known throughout the movie for his saying:

Robots-Quote

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Have you ever wanted to do something meaningful with your life? I have 4 kids and my brain jumps to the movie Robots with Mel Brooks and Ewan McGregor. Mel Brooks’ character, Mr. Bigweld, is known throughout the movie for his saying:

When Was The Last Time You Challenged Yourself?

ChallengeYourself

The latest craze this summer was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Were you challenged to do this challenge to help raise money for ALS awareness?

The ALS IBC raised $94.3 Million in donations between July 27th and August 29th this year. Compare that to the $2.7 Million that was donated last year and you see how effective it was.

The ALS Association isn’t new, they have been around since 1985, and yet, a few people were able to turn a challenge into a very successful campaign for a very old disease.

We all have something in our lives that has been around a pretty long time, don’t we? We think because it’s been around so long we don’t have to push it any further because “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” While this is true, no one ever said to not improve.

In fact, Proverbs tells us to seek knowledge:

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge – Proverbs 18:15 Read More

The latest craze this summer was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Were you challenged to do this challenge to help raise money for ALS awareness?
The ALS IBC raised $94.3 Million in donations between July 27th and August 29th this year. Compare that to the $2.7 Million that was donated last year and you see how effective it was.
The ALS Association isn’t new, they have been around since 1985, and yet, a few people were able to turn a challenge into a very successful campaign for a very old disease.
We all have something in our lives that has been around a pretty long time, don’t we? We think because it’s been around so long we don’t have to push it any further because “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” While this is true, no one ever said to not improve.
In fact, Proverbs tells us to seek knowledge:
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge – Proverbs 18:15

Boundaries

Boundaries Dr Cloud & TownsendHave you ever read a book and just said, WOW!? This is what I said every time I sat down with this book. I will be honest, I was a bit worried knowing it was written by not one but 2 doctors.

Past books I have read, written by doctors, were so dry and so boring, I couldn’t stay awake much less have any desire to finish the book. I can’t say that about this book. It captivated my attention from the get-go, and I didn’t want to put it down.

To say it’s a must read is an understatement for me, I want to call it a required read. This book hits home on every different angle of life you can possibly touch on. Family life, Spiritual life, Friends, Work, Volunteering, the list goes on. Read More

Have you ever read a book and just said, WOW!? This is what I said every time I sat down with this book. I will be honest, I was a bit worried knowing it was written by not one but 2 doctors. Past books I have read, written by doctors, were so dry and so […]