Sunday, March 8, 2009

You have to get this book!

So I am a freak for systems! I have a filing system, storage system, banking programs in other words I am an oganization freak. The one place I just couldn't seem to get organized in was my budget and paying off debt. I seem to get the job done but I know there is a better way out there to do this. WELL THIS IS IT! This book is amazing it has a debt and budget program in it that actually has me so excited to pay my bills each month (that and bill pay thanks for Jen!) I bought it at Seagull Book for $10. It was worth every penny I spent. I now know exactly the date I will be debt free and what my budget is each and every month so I have something to stick to. It is LDS faith based (it actually was written by some people I know form my childhood ward) but if you aren't LDS it is still worth it. After you read it I want to know what you think!

Speaking of money many of you have asked how Justin's business is doing with the economy. Well we have been so blessed. The condo's he is building is on fire. He has been leaving at 4am the past 2 weeks just to stay caught up. He is picking up little side jobs here and there and we have enough money to pay all of our bills. I have a testimony of tithing. Sometimes it is a hard check to write but I know my family has been more than blessed because of our dedication to the law of tithing! We feel so fortunate for what we have, we have many friends and neighbors who are loosing their homes and businesses because of no fault of their own just with homebuilding not being as good as it was they aren't making it.

The only upside to the economic crap is that my Pampered Chef business it doing amazing. I had the best January and February I have ever had in 6 years. People still have to eat and more and more people are choosing to do that at home! Yes peoples orders are a bit smaller but I have more shows (people want to know how to make budget friendly meals and learn how to save money doing it) and have more people at those shows. Everyone keeps asking me if the economy is hurting me and I am thrilled that I can say no at all!


Russell Earl Kelly said...

How can the tithe check be hard to write if God is pouring out so many blessings that you cannot contain them all?

Genesis 14:18-21: Nothing Abraham did is an example of faith for the Church. (1) only pagan spoils of war, (2) not his own property, (3) he gave it all away and (4) he gave the 90% to the king of Sodom.

Numbers 18:202-29: The tithing law required those who receive tithes to forfeit land ownership. It also demands tithes be paid to servants to the prissts and only one percent be given to the priests. Churches do not teach this.

Deuteronomy 28 and 29: The entire law was a TEST. Obey and be blessed; disobey and be cursed. The only way for Hebrews to be blessed by tithing was by observing all 600+ commands of the OT law which is impossible. See also Neh 10:29; Mal 4:4.

Malachi 3:10 has been replaced by Galatians 3:10; 1:8-9; 3:1-2 and 2 Cor 3:10.

Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

DEFINE TITHES: Although money was common in Genesis and essential for sanctuary worship, money is never included in 16 texts which describe the content of tithes.

DEFINE FIRSTFRUITS: Tithes were not firstfruits. Firstfruits were extremely small token offerings. Compare Deut 26:1-10; Neh 10:35-39; 12:44 and 2 Chron 31:5.

Matthew 23:23: Jesus only discussed tithing as "matters of the law." Tithing is never commanded o the Church in terms of grace after Calvary.

Gentiles were never under Hebrew worship laws (Ex 19:5-6; Acts 15:10-11, 19; 21:20.

NT giving is: freewill, generous, sacrificial, joyful, not by commandment or percentage and motivated by love for God and lost souls. Especially 2 Cor 8:12-15.

Anonymous said...

A book that Tiff and I have liked is Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover." It sounds like you're getting many of the same outcomes out of your book. Next time we get together we'll have to share more details and compare notes.