Grab Bag 10/28/13

5 Questions We Should Ask Ourselves Before Posting on Social Media

Working Toward Flourishing Through Stewardship

“Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already.”  -C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Four Principles of Biblical Stewardship

“Owners have rights; stewards have responsibilities”

Leadership Is Stewardship, Part 1

Money makes you more of what you already are. If you are a jerk and you get some money, you’re going to become a colossal jerk. But if you are a servant and you get a lot of money, you are able to truly change the world for the kingdom of God.”-Dave ramsey

14 Smart Ways to Prepare for Disaster

Essential to our present joy is the anticipation of greater joy to come.” Jonathan Edwards

Grab Bag 10/15/13

10 Free Household Budget Spreadsheets

Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money

7 Pricey Items You Should be Buying Used and Saving a Bundle– Not a bad little list. There are items on here I did not think of buying used, but I agree with them.

Are You Worshiping the Idol of ‘Open Options’?

Americans have forgotten the art of dying.

Biblical Personal Finance: Earning and Spending for God’s Glory-“Christians Are Stewards-Christians must manage money for the sake of God’s kingdom, making their resources work for his glory (Luke 16:1-13). This is true because, “The earth is the Lord’s and all it contains” (Ps. 24:1). We are his managers.”

Jack Barnes “We all die stripped of the things we spent most of a lifetime collecting.”

Eleven Giving Guidelines to Fight the Pull of Materialism by Randy Alcorn

Eleven Giving Guidelines to Fight the Pull of Materialism-By Randy Alcorn

“I believe the only way to break the power of materialism is first, to see ourselves as stewards that God has entrusted these money and possessions to, and second, to give. Jesus says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). As long as I still have something, I believe I own it. But when I give it away, I relinquish the control, power, and prestige that come with wealth. At the moment of release, the light turns on. The magic spell is broken. My mind clears, and I recognize God as owner, myself as servant, and other people as intended beneficiaries of what God has entrusted to me.”

Grab Bag 10/7/13

Gift Envy and Gift Projection

You can be as straight as a gun barrel theologically—and be as empty as one spiritually. —A.W. Tozer

Andy Stanley: Surviving Your Appetite for Being Known

Betterment Investing Review

C.S. Lewis At War

Monday Morning Humor– I liked his line about the magazine in front of someone’s face.

Maintain Your Clutter-Free House by Always Taking One Item with You When Leaving a Room

My Pursuit of the Art of Living– Even though he does not come out and say it, reading this through a spiritual lens can offer some great advice.

Dust to Glory (57-Part MP3 Series) by Dr. R. C. Sproul

Good and Bad Habits of Smart People