The Simple Steward

Build an IDOL in 4 Easy Steps

We all have little things around us that have our attention. None of them are large enough to need all of our attention at any one time, but we do give them a little of our attention at various times. But, what happens if we decide to combine these little things into...

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Love and Money

We all love someone or something, and at the same time, there is always competition for our love.   Some love can be casual, as we would love music or art, but, other love, true love, is covenant in nature, singular in focus, evidenced by its consumption of our heart....

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Is Your Budget Sticky?

Of all the financial situations that people wrestle with, creating and successfully managing a budget has got to be near the top of the list. If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times: “John, I just can’t stick to my budget.” I get it. You’re smart. You...

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Better Money Choices in 2018 – Your rewards

CHOICE #5 - YOUR REWARDS Who hasn’t once or twice done something “good”, around others, hoping someone would see you and be impressed and comment about your “goodness”? And then you sit back and bask in the applause and afterglow of a deed well done. I’ve been there -...

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Better Money Choices in 2018 – What results?

CHOICE #4 - WHAT RESULTS? “Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work!", Thomas Edison quipped about experimenting with the light bulb. He had no road map, no steps to follow, only his intellect and resilience to...

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Better Money Choices in 2018 – Whose plan?

Today we consider another critical choice that hovers beneath your money moments. CHOICE #3 – Whose plan? Early in my financial career I learned something pivotal. [bctt tweet="“You will either have a plan, or you will be part of someone else’s plan.” "...

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Better Money Choices in 2018 – Where is it from?

CHOICE 2 - Where is it from? As we shared last week, these choices are incredibly valuable, but are rarely considered in any real depth, or for any real amount of time. These choices, hidden behind every other financial choice, create the foundation of your...

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Better Money Choices in 2018 – Who owns it?

CHOICE 1 - WHO OWNS IT? Every decision is a choice and certain choices are more important than others. As we venture into 2017, I'm sharing these core areas with you that I believe are rarely individually considered in the context of their affect on our financial...

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Better Money Choices in 2018 – Introduction

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 ESV You know the New Year’s Resolution game by heart. You look back over...

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Black Friday is coming

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 ESV What do you get when you multiply 151 million people times $300? It...

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Best KIDS Vacation

Last week I wrote about the 7 Steps to Your BEST Vacation Ever! If you follow the steps, you are getting ready to have one of the best vacations in recent memory...but…what happens if you are able to turn those steps into reality, but your kids...

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Best Vacation Ever

A 2017 note…this was one of your favorite blog posts from 2016 so I wanted to share it again, with some added thoughts, as we ease into the summer months of 2017. When you open this post, I will be on a much needed and much anticipated vacation, practicing what I...

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