And this is my prayer

Posted by Brian Asker | Posted in Money, Prayer | Posted on 18-04-2011-05-2008

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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 the rest of this entry »

The root of all evil

Posted by Brian Asker | Posted in Money | Posted on 03-12-2010-05-2008

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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 the rest of this entry »