This weekend was awesome. Stayed with good friends in Wilmywood (thanks guys), spending minimal cash, had a good job interview (crossing my fingers), treated to lunch by some new friends (we’re so grateful, Pastor Bryan & Jen!), worshipped thru tithing again this week, enlightened friend Jill to the wonderfulness of limited edition candy cane oreos, served 9am KidZone, had an awesome service and time of worship at the 11am Experience, God blessed us by someone slipping us some cash for gas, and got rocked by Joe Sangl at the Financial Learning Experience seminar Saturday night.
We started reading Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey about a month ago and began going thru the workbook, but postponed it a little until we actually have jobs and income going in (that’s the tough part at this juncture in our journey).
Some feelings I had attending this seminar:
But the good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way! Joe said “You CAN do this!” and we believe him. But we must have a plan.
Some take-aways from the weekend:
- There is power in working together!
- Avoid the debt trap. (or as I call it the DEATH trap, b/c there is NO freedom or life in debt)
- Develop a plan for your life.
- Have fun managing your money!
Proverbs 13:11 says, “Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.”
God is pleased with us when we honor him in not just our time and abilities, but with our money. Because it ALL belongs to God anyway! Chad and I are working towards digging ourselves out of the debt death trap. I’ll be posting more on this later as some seminar nuggets soak in.