I Was Broke Now I’m Not – Book Review
September 17, 2008, 11:36 am
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I just finished the book “I Was Broke Now I’m Not” by Joseph Sangl.  He is a pastor at NewSpring Church.  He has helped several people become debt free.  It was an “EZ” read. (If you read it you will understand the pun behind EZ)  Hannah and I have benefited from this book.  We are doing really good with our money and save a good amount but this book helped us lay out a budget and a plan so that we know where I money is going. 

Here is what will happen if you read this book…

1.  Form a monthly budget

2.  Form a weekly budget

3.  Get several budgeting tips

4.  Understand the best way to save

5.  Debt Freedom (Most people need this!)

6.  Understand investment and compound interest

7.  Understand Insurance

If you make money then you need to read this book. (that pretty much covers everyone)  We need to take control of our money so that 40 years from now or whenever you are at an age were you need to slow down and retire you will have money!  We will be able to go for our dreams, give more, and live in peace!  God wants us to be great stewards of our money.  Let’s all do that.


21 Day Fast is over
September 8, 2008, 9:03 am
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Last night ended our Daniel Fast.  God done some amazing things in mine and Hannah’s life. 

  1. It brought us closer together
  2. We are reading in God’s word together more
  3. God sent us a child!
  4. We received God’s direction
  5. We are seeing fruit in our ministries
I am so ready to see what God continues to do.  Several did the fast with us or are doing it now.  If that is you then know that I am praying for you.  My home church, Denton Wesleyan Church, started a fast on the 1st.  I am praying for them and I hope God does amazing things there.  I hope my family jumps on board to because I want to see breakthrough in their lives!  
So how did we celebrate?
Hannah and I stayed up and waiting until 12:01 am so we could eat some Dominos.  Hannah ate pizza and I ate some wings.  It was great!  Today we are going to eat some Japanese food!  I am going to stop eating as much though.  I am going to stop over eating so I can keep this weight off.  
Everyone should do a fast.  I am going to start doing at least one a year because God deserves that.

Youth Room – Extreme Makeover – Part 3
September 8, 2008, 8:51 am
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Here is some pictures of the final project…

This is our purpose…(I would like to think Pastor Shane Frank for UAG for doing the graffiti artwork.)This is our gaming area…we are still looking for some street signs to put on the wall (no we are not going to steal them)

Josh is leading worship for youth group now and doing a great job.  This is us leading for the first time in the youth room.  It was great!


Youth Room – Extreme Makeover – Part 2
September 5, 2008, 11:41 am
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It took a lot of work and a lot of leadership.  I would like to think Kevin Quarles (who did this for his Eagle Scout project), his dad (He did a lot of the work), the scout group (they came and did work on a youth room that they don’t even attend. Pretty sweet.  Thanks guys!  It means a lot.  Come back and check out the finished project), the youth (they came and helped out several times), several adults in the church, etc.  With out the help of others this project wouldn’t have happened.

Thanks so much.

Here is some pictures of the hard work and how it went down…

Youth Room – Extreme Makeover – Part 1
September 4, 2008, 11:37 am
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I wanted to give you a few pictures of the youth room before we remodeled it.

Here you go…

The youth room had white walls with names sprayed on some of the walls (Not a good teaching environment).  My favorite is the old school wesleyan youth logo.  There was a lot of couches that were old and dirty.  Tune in to see the makeover…