Today is the tenth anniversary of the day that my wife and I were married. I remember the day well. I was living with several friends at the time, and we all slept in that morning before getting up and heading out for a mid-morning breakfast at Denny’s. The day started out extremely stormy, and […]
American Idols: How Do You Know If Your Heart Is Giving In To Idolatry?
The sermon at our church this week was a good one. It had a lot of things to say about how as a culture we’ve become so saturated with the idea that we can find fulfillment in things, people or passions. Those things in our lives, while they aren’t necessarily bad things, have a way […]
Happy Easter! Why Did Jesus Fold The Napkin?
Happy Easter Everyone! Here’s a post from an Easter a few years ago! Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… 1 Peter 1:3 Now if we died […]
A Sad Week At Our House. Saying Goodbye To Aunt Jan And Other Loved Ones
This past week has been a rough one at our house. It all started last week when we heard that my wife’s uncle had passed away. His passing wasn’t a huge surprise as he’d been struggling with a variety of illnesses over the past year or two, and had been going slowly downhill. He passed […]
Take Time To Stop And Appreciate What’s Right In Front Of You: The Anonymous Violinist
Would you recognize the extraordinary in your life, even if it wasn’t in the context you expected? Do you recognize the blessings you’ve been given, despite going through hard times?
Black Friday Madness: How I Almost Got Trampled At Walmart’s Black Friday Sale
I decided to go shopping on Thanksgiving eve thinking the crowds would be manageable. Boy was I mistaken. Has consumerism taken over?
Learning Contentment Before Achieving Self Employment
It may take me another year, 5 years to get where I want to truly be in my career. During that time I’m going to try to find contentment.
The Downside Of Facebook: Facebook Envy
Facebook is a great tool to keep up with family and friends, share pictures of your kids, ask for advice, keep others posted about what is happening in your life and learn what is happening in other people’s lives. I have some friends from college that I don’t talk to regularly, but I know what […]
Why Do You Really Want To Be Rich?
What are the real reasons that many of us have for wanting to be rich? What goals for wealth do you have? Why do you want to be rich?
7 Tips For A Frugal Wedding
If you’re looking to have a beautiful wedding, but still save a few bucks, here are some tips for having a frugal wedding and reception.
My 7 Links
A blog called Tripbase came up with an interesting idea called My 7 Links, where site owners nominate other blogs to pick a post from each of seven categories that they’ve written over the years. Tom over at MapleMoney nominated this site to join in the project (Thanks Tom!) so today I thought I’d share […]
Consumerism And Contentment: What Does It Take To Be Content And Happy In This Culture?
Our culture is saturated with consumerism everywhere we look, yet people are less content with their lives than ever. Why is that?
Family Gives Back Over $45,000 That They Found In Their New Home
A man recently bought a new house, and found over $45,000 in cash stashed in the attic. What did he do with the money?
How Much Control Should The Government Have?
In his book, The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith outlines the role of government in three distinct areas: military force, justice, and provision of public goods.