June 2012

Give and Get in the Flow

Give and Get in the Flow!


If you have lack of any kind: money, friends, love, joy, etc., then something is blocking the flow. There is an abundance of all that you have need of, and the best way to get it flowing into your life is to GIVE!

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
Luke 6:38

Be Blessed to Be a Blessing!

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Growing Prosperity: 18 Financial Stewardship Principles

Growing Prosperity: 18 Financial Stewardship Principles

Financial Stewardship PrinciplesOur main goal, here at Growing Prosperity,

is to provide resources that will help

empower you to live a prosperous life.

And when it comes to financial prosperity,

stewardship is key.

Today I want to point you toward a helpful

article by Christian author, Tom Blubaugh.

While Tom was doing financial planning with a couple,

he shared some biblical wisdom for dealing with money

and he lays out 18 powerful financial principles.

You can find his complete article here.

You work hard to earn your money. Why let it slip through your fingers? Why not learn to be a good steward and manage, save, invest, budget, and spend wisely? God wants us to be wise stewards and He has provided us with instructions on how to do just that.

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”
Luke 16:10 NIV

18 Financial Stewardship Principles:

The powerful financial principles Tom shares are briefly mentioned below…

1. Pay yourself a minimum of 10% of your gross income.  Start a…

2. Analyze your previous twelve months spending.  This will be…

3. A budget is an operating plan.  It is not…

4. Plan for recurring expenses.  When you…

5.  Debt reduction.  List all of your debts…

6. Never eliminate a payment from your budget.  When a…

7. Become your own banker.  This is a result of…

8. Buy interest free as much as possible…

9. Use community tools…

10. Plan purchases.  This will…

11. Get the best price…

12. Tax wise investing.  An Ira, a 401k, a 403b are…

13. Transportation costs…

14. Pay off loans early the easy way.  Let’s say you…

15. Offset inflation by increasing your savings/investments by the…

16. Don’t spend any change.  Put it in…

17. Sell, trade, or barter any item you are not using…

18. When buying a car or any other product you are financing, never…
(read complete article here)

Go now and read the details Tom Blubaugh has written for these 18 financial stewardship principles here. You are sure to gather insights, wisdom, and tips to becoming a better steward over the money you manage. You may even want to bookmark this resource for future reference.

“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
Matthew 25:23

May you be a wise financial steward and live a life of growing prosperity!

Be Blessed to Be a Blessing –


p.s. Looking for a great adventure novel to read?

Then you’ll want to check out Tom Blubaugh’s “Night of the Cossack” at Amazon…

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Long Way Home by Steven Curtis Chapman – Christian Music Video

“Long Way Home” by Steven Curtis Chapman – Live Christian Music Video

“Long Way Home” by Steven Curtis Chapman

“Long Way Home” by Steven Curtis Chapman

from the album Re:creation


Steven Curtis Chapman performs “Long Way Home” LIVE on K-Love from the album, “Re:creation.” I always enjoy the live versions of songs as they seem to have little more depth and feeling to them. This version is fun as he plays his ukulele.

“Long Way Home” Song Lyrics:

I set out on a great adventure
The day my Father started leading me home
Said there’s gonna be mountains to climb
And valleys we’re gonna go through

But I had no way of knowing
Just how hard this journey could be
Cause the valleys are deeper
And the mountains are steeper
Than I ever would’ve dreamed

But I know we’re gonna make it
And I know we’re gonna get there soon
And I know sometimes it feels like
We’re going the wrong way
It’s just the long way home

I got some rocks on my shoes
Fears I wish I could lose
They make the mountains so hard to climb
And my heart gets so heavy with the weight of the world sometimes

There’s a bag of regrets
My should’ve beens and not yets
I keep on dragging around
And I can hardly wait for the day I get to lay it all down

I know that day is coming
I know it’s gonna be here soon
I won’t turn back even if the whole world says I’m going the wrong way
Cause it’s just the long way home

And when we can’t take another step
The Father will pick us up and carry us in His arms
And even on the best days
He says to remember we’re not home yet
So don’t get too comfortable
Cause really all we are is just pilgrims passing through

Well I know we’re gonna make it
And I know we’re gonna get there soon
So I’ll keep on singing and believing what all of my songs say
Cause our God has made a promise
And I know everything He says is true
And I know wherever we go
He will never ever leave us
Cause He’s going to lead us home
Every single step of the long way home

Keep on, were gonna make it
I know we’re gonna make it
We’re just taking the long way home

(end lyrics)

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand..”

Psalm 37:23-24

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 3:20

Enjoy this song and remember, no matter how difficult the way He promises to hold us steady!

God bless you,

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