If you are like the majority of families that can't find the money in their budget to take a family vacation, I would like to share with you five ways to save, so that your family vacation can become a reality. 5 Ways to Save for a Family Vacation: Never spend your change - My parents are still faithful in this practice and it amazes me just how quickly their small change can turn into hundreds of dollars when, at the end of the day, their loose change is put into a collection box. When this box gets full or there is a need or desire, they begin the task of rolling the coins and taking them Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10 It never fails. It seems that regardless of the time I get to bed at night, my mind has a hard time winding down. I start thinking of everything I still need to do and rarely do I take a minute to reflect on what I've actually accomplished. And even though it seems like there's very little down time, the to-do list just gets longer and longer. I rely on my smartphone's calendar to help me remember it all. I find myself picking it up and Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
"...And Lord, help us to remain faithful in little things." The earnest and sincere words of my young adult child hit me like a ton of bricks. Just hours before I was wrestling with blog numbers, other people's seemingly successful stats, and feeling an overall insignificance in many areas of my life. Living in a society that exalts everything self-made and big, inclusive of off-the-chart results indicative of thousands or even millions; a life committed to stewardship can get buried in the constant melee to be recognized, noticed and validated. And yet, in God's economy "little" is what Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Introduction If you are like my husband and I, it is important for your marriage to honor God in all areas of your covenant. And honoring God is no exception. My husband and I decided over 13 years ago that it was extremely important to see eye-to-eye in the area of finances. I only wish we had this book back then to help easily define what our money personalities were! This book is a great read for those new to marriage as well as those who have been married a long time but continually seeking ways to honor God in this area of your marriage. What I Like About This Book This book give Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
When my wife mentioned to me a book that would help me sow into my relationship with my daughter, I was thrilled. 51 Frugal Father Daughter Dates, was just what I needed for my continual quest to win my daughter’s heart. 51 Frugal Father Daughter Dates, was an easy read to read book for me. I love reading books that are short and to the point. As a man, that is trying to be more expressive with words, I loved reading this book. The author gave good insight on different approaches to have more open communication between father and daughter. This book helped fill me in on ideas on how to get to Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
As a single mom my resources are very limited. In fact my small little family lives well below the poverty line. I share that fact not for sympathy but to make this point: it's important to start small! I used to have in my head that once I was making a certain dollar amount that I'd be able to do better about financial planning and budgeting. I've had that thought in my head for about 10 years and I'm just realizing the foolishness behind it. You don't need any more than you already have in order to be a good steward for God. A few years ago, when my husband moved out of the house I was Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.