Archive for Money

And this is my prayer

In March, I attended a fund raising symposium with 108 people from thirty eight ministries. The intent for me to go was to learn how to be a regional fund development coach for other staff raising their budgets. My biggest take home however, was a conviction about my own fund development. Read more

The root of all evil

MoneyIt is sometimes said that “money is the root of all evil.”  Is it?  I don’t think so.  A few weeks ago our gas fireplace stopped working.  As my wife and I researched the cost to replace it we realized we didn’t have the money to do that which led us into a three-day discussion about our finances and our spending.  In the process we realized that Sandi felt horrible every time she spent money because I keep track of the finances and I was always telling her we didn’t have a lot of money this month. I was frustrated because we haven’t been able to save any money and had been spending more than we make for several months. Fortunately we Read more