5 Ways You and Your Spouse Can Plan to Be More Generous With Your Money

5 Ways You and Your Spouse Can “Plan” to Be More Generous With Your Money

I had just signed up to become a financial coach for serving in church ministry because of my passion to help people manage money wisely and learn more about what it means to steward God’s resources. I’ve always had a passion for personal finance. I’ve read the books, magazines and created my fair share of spreadsheets. However, no longer was I managing my resources … [Read more...]

Married and…Adopting Domestically

Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in our “Married and…” series where we will interview couples from all walks of life. It is our hope that you are encouraged by the stories of people who have similar journeys as you, who share the same dreams you have, who face the same obstacles you do, and who can remind you that your marriage isn’t the first one to experience the … [Read more...]

Missing Opportunities by Worrying


The other day I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Urban Achiever. If you listened to alternative Christian music in the 90’s, then you should check out this great podcast hosted by Billy Power. In an interview with Mike Lewis, Mike talked about how he and his wife went on a mission trip to Africa. In his words, he said Africa landed on him. Because of the … [Read more...]

Not Enough Left to Buy An ICEE


I don’t have control over much in my life. In my 20’s, this fact was a daily struggle for me. I would clamp down, trying to control the circumstances—and, therefore, the people—around me. Spoiler: It didn’t work. Most of the time, it left me frustrated and angry—red flags (which I worked feverishly to ignore) of the disconnect between the Christian I claimed to be and … [Read more...]

MarriageRoots Reviews: 5 Things by Kathy Nelson

MarriageRoots Reviews: 5 Things

While 5 Things was written as a book for those not-yet married, Louisiana author Kathy Nelson provides insight and inspiration for those of us newly- or long-married as well. “I actually just led a marriage retreat using the themes from the book,” Nelson said. “The perspective of the book is, yes, wait for these things, but once you’re married, you’re now ‘building the … [Read more...]

When Obedience Means Walking Away from a Steady Paycheck

My Jonah Experience

Three Christmases ago I was in a Cracker Barrel, fist-pumping near the roaring fireplace as I read a long-expected email on my phone. The email was from a job prospect which promised an exit from my role in a large Fortune 50 technology company and back into more ministry-related work. I would be able to keep a corporate-world salary, but I would be interacting with some of the … [Read more...]