The Simple Steward

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 are still texting,...

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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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Two Widows. One Might.

I want to share a love story of two widows with one common might. One story you know, one story you don’t. One gave two mites. One gave a fortune. Both sadly lost a husband. Both joyfully kept their first love. And both shaped history. The first widow was left very...

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Underestimated Weight of Wealth

I was exposed to backpacking in Boy Scouts and we climbed a lot of mountains over 6000 feet tall. If you've never been backpacking, let me explain a few things. You carry everything you need for the trip on your back - clothes, food, shelter, first aid, etc. You get...

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Rare Generosity is Spontaneous

Have you ever been so thankful, so grateful, so inspired, that you suddenly wanted to generously give? If your answer is "yes", I suppose the series of events, stories, pictures, conversations, and prayer creating that moment were incredibly special. We see something...

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Invest well. Don’t worry.

Don’t let the worries of investing, its risks and its results dominate your mind and your mood. J. Kenfield Morley said, “In investing money, the amount of interest you want should depend on whether you want to eat well or sleep well.”  Invest well and wisely. Don't...

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YES. NO. Now what?

It happens in every marriage. You disagree on a financial choice. One spouse says YES and one spouse says NO. Now what?? The stakes can be high financially and relationally. Choose wisely. There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death....

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Saving Secrets of Solomon

Saving money is much to simple to get wrong, but it happens all the time. “I want to save more” is one of the top recurring money goals every year, one of the most basic, and one of the most important. That's why our simple savings exercise, that we each must master,...

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Spending with Dickens and Hebrews

Breaking one limit often leads to breaking another. As an example, when I stay up too late, I’m tired the next day. Then I drink too much coffee that helps me stay awake, but it can make me feel bad. The exact same result happens in your spending. To paraphrase the...

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