The money crunch

We’re having a crunch month. It seems like during every calendar year there is one time when the vacuum cleaner has been attached to our accounts and we suddenly find ourselves going from “feeling comfortable” to “How much do they give for blood these days?” That’s about how things are for our family right now.…… Continue reading The money crunch

3 Positive Effects of Recession on the Church

Nearly every day I encounter someone who tells me their churches budget was cut, people at their church are about to lose their jobs, or otherwise their church is encountering hard financial times. That’s not purely a bad thing. Here are three positive things that a lack of money bring to a church. 1. A…… Continue reading 3 Positive Effects of Recession on the Church

What’s Good About the Recession?

Our culture is inundated with the negative news of the recession. News outlets struggle to find fresh ways to accurately describe the words “the economy sucks” each hour of the day. The church has followed right along with the negative news. A lot of blogs have cited a report that church participation is on a…… Continue reading What’s Good About the Recession?

Reigning in Christmas

This was the 3rd year where Kristen and I really controlled Christmas instead of Christmas controlling us. We’ve always had a desire to keep Christmas in it’s rightful place. It seems like it is finally sinking in and becoming a habit. The good news is that anyone can control Christmas! Practically, we are celebrating another…… Continue reading Reigning in Christmas