Sunday, February 17, 2008

Growing up is hard.......but not impossible

After many comments from friends and family to put another blog up I've finally given in to the pressure. When I started my blog last fall, I knew I was going somewhere with the title "Growin' up is hard to do" but it took a while for me to process why I thought that and where I was going with the idea.

I'm beginning to understand that the reason I feel growing up is so hard is because there are so many unspoken rules I can't even try to formulate them all right now, that will come with time. Each time I blog I want to share some new piece of knowledge I've learned that is helping me on my path to "growing up" (which coincidentally I think I will be on my entire life). If it helps anyone great, if not at least I've written it down so I won't forget it.

The subject that is rattling around my brain most right now is finances. Tonight I completed a 10 Week Bible Study written by Crown Financial. I took it at my church and the purpose of the class was to understand Gods way of handling money and apply it to my own life. I guess the main idea is that all money is God's and my job is to be a good steward with everything He intrusted in my care.

If you are interested in the class, I highly recommend it. If you want to check it out more you can go to and get more information. After you take the class, you can get certified to teach a small group which I'm doing soon.

Even though I still have a lot of things to figure out, at least I can cross money concerns off this list because if I just stick to Crown's advice I will be in good shape the rest of my life and I can rest easy knowing that God would be pleased with how I'm handling His money.

I guess that's it for now. Hopefully I'll write again soon.


"Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come from you alone, and you are the Ruler of all mankind; your hand controls power and might, and it is at your discretion that men are made great and given strength" (I Chronicles 29:11-12, TLB)