Money Talks

Money Talks

Money is a particularly difficult and often uncomfortable thing to talk about. David Foster Wallace, the late novelist, once said, “Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or...
Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion

For many companies (peddlers of clothing, food, and supplies), “back to school” means moolah! In a decade of fast fashion—the movement of people wearing clothes for a few months before buying new ones—back to school means MORE, MORE, MORE. Those jeans with the faux...
Choosing Meaning Over More Part II

Choosing Meaning Over More Part II

This is the second half of the challenge “Choosing Meaning Over More.” The last two items on the list are possibly the hardest, but also can be the most rewarding, and save the most money! 4. Expensive Getaways with Airbnb or Camping: When I was a teenager, I remember...
Choosing Meaning Over More This Summer: Part I

Choosing Meaning Over More This Summer: Part I

Living richly begins with the heart, not the wallet. But since many of you may be sitting down with your budgets for the summer before school is out, I thought it might be timely to look at a few ways to both shrink your bottom line and to grow your heart this summer....
Setting Hopes on God? or Riches?

Setting Hopes on God? or Riches?

Read: 1 Timothy 6:17-21 In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the shores of the East Coast of North America, wreaking havoc on much of the mainland Carolinas, New Jersey, and New York. At the time, Grant and I were living in Princeton, New Jersey (about an hour...
Living Richly in the World

Living Richly in the World

Using our time, talents, gifts, and resources to further God’s kingdom Matthew 25:14-30 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to...