3 Steps to Investing for Beginners

Every time I log into Facebook, I see posts by family or friends stating their desire to get ahead in life and get their finances in order. And, that is for good reason as most of these people live in Illinois currently and the financial picture there is pretty bleak. However, this desire to get out of the mud financially is not limited to Illinoisians. Every body wants to put a little bit of cushion between their debt and their next paycheck.  Continue reading


You never stop learning.

Many people have this mindset that there is nothing left to learn after our formal education is over. All the training that we will ever need for life was crammed into the first 18 to 24 years of our lives. From that point on, it’s easy sailing. However, anyone who actually participates actively in life knows better than this. We are always learning and constantly needing to pick up new tools. This is not just a job thing. It is a life thing. Continue reading

Resist the Urgent

Do you ever feel like you struggle to get things accomplished? You have this ever-growing list of things that you cannot seem to get on top of no matter how hard you try. You start out with good intentions to get these things accomplished but you end up pushing them to the bottom of your schedule every single day and they never get done. Maybe you don’t even start on them.  Continue reading

9 Struggles for Adult Children of Alcoholics

It is a universally understood truth that each person on the planet does not live in a vacuum. Every decision that you make has a ripple effect that impacts a plethora of people over a long stretch of time. Okay, maybe that is a little dramatic as many of our decisions probably do not affect anyone other than the individual. However, you get the point. We must be careful about the decisions that we make because we cannot be sure what long term effects they will have on those around us. Continue reading

Pure Religion Is This

We do not have sit by while families fall apart. We do not have to watch children fall into a system that sets them up for failure and even abuse. We have a Biblical mandate to provide for orphans and children in need. Recently, some friends of mine decided to start the adoption process for a little boy that has made his way into their hearts. This gives us a tremendous example of a way that we can impact a life. Continue reading