Business & Finance

Buying a Home: Blessing or Burden

The home purchase decision is probably one of the most significant financial decisions a person will ever make. We must consider carefully if home ownership is within God’s timetable and will for us. We must face the following realities before making this decision. Owning a home may be the American dream, and is a privilege […]

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The Art of Letting Go

“Do your best” is the Boy Scout motto I’ve been encouraging my sons with for the last 12 years. God always calls us to do our best; to do things with excellence and to lead as an example in order to stand apart from the rest. In business, and in life, sometimes we have to […]

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Five Marketing Mistakes

One thing I always tell our new marketing clients is that a good strategy is vital for success. Whether you are selling products or services to consumers or businesses, without a plan you will fail. It is easy to fall into an ineffective marketing spiral and to make mistakes that could have been avoided from […]

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Are You Financially Protected?

Whenever I have the opportunity to speak to groups or individuals on the subject of finance, I share two key scriptures of financial warning so that I can bring safeguards to those who will hear. These two scriptures call us not to be naïve, and to avoid financial mistakes that can cripple. The first scripture […]

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Are You Content With Your Finances?

Did you know that the Bible speaks on the subject of finances more than any other subject? Why is this? God knew that this area would be one of our greatest challenges. Security in worldly things is a constant struggle, not only for non-believers but for Christians also. The basic problem is a lack of […]

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Making Investments: God-Centered Motives

Are you investing your money like it is your own, or like it is a gift from God? The Holy Spirit will reveal our true financial motives as we seek Him. Making money should be a by-product of doing what God has called you to do. Remember that peace does not come by building up […]

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Financial Goals: Are you in the 3%?

The first step of the financial planning process is finished. You have figured out where you are financially by calculating your net worth and summarizing your cash flow. These reports have identified some obvious problems, financial strengths and some action steps to take. So what do you do next? It has been said that a […]

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How Does Your Cash Flow?

Last month’s article dealt with step one in determining where you are financially. You learned that calculating your net worth/balance sheet (what you own minus what you owe) was the starting point in developing a biblically-based financial plan. This month you will become familiar with step two, which is calculating your summary of cash flow/income […]

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It All Adds Up

Proverbs 27:23 states, “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks; give careful attention to your herds.” Did you know that the message behind this statement can also be applied to your specific financial situation? Here’s how; the first step in determining where you are financially is putting together a statement of net worth. […]

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Financial Planning 101

There are three things you need to know in order to develop a “Christian” financial plan. First, you need to know your eternal position because of what Christ Jesus has already accomplished on your behalf. Second, you need to know exactly where you are. And third, you need to know where you want to be. […]

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