To Buy This I Can’t Buy That – Budget What Is Important

We have adopted twice and are starting the process for our third adoption. Last year we also made the decision to send our first daughter to a private, Christian school for kindergarten. These are very expensive decisions. I do make an above average salary at my job but Linda does not work outside the home so we live on my salary alone. The question we sometimes get is, “how can you afford that?” → Read More . . .

7 Steps To Help Get Out Of Credit Card Debt

You have vowed over and over again to get that credit card debt out of your life, but here you are, still in debt, frustrated with your lack of progress and starting to lose hope. Don’t! Millions have been where you are and have conquered that debt. You can too! → Read More . . .

It Builds Character In Your Life

While I was preparing for one of our Youth meetings a few weeks back I finally found Biblical foundation for my little saying: “Its good for you! It builds character in your life!” → Read More . . .

Dad Life

This video from Church On The Move is a great tribute to all dads! → Read More . . .

Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich

I have a good job that meets our basic needs very well.  But like most of us, I find that there are many things that we cannot do because we do not have enough money.  So many times I get worked up about this and think about getting a second job or working harder and more […] → Read More . . .

Is a House an Asset or a Liability?

Linda and I signed the papers on our first house in 1996 after we had been married for just two years.  We bought in an older neighborhood near Dallas, TX.  The mortgage payment was more than we had been paying in rent but we were both working at the time and we made it work.  We lived […] → Read More . . .

Lightning and Thunder – Miracles and Wonder (lyrics added at bottom)

David and Nicole Binion’s song “Heaven on Earth”, has a section that says, “Lighting and thunder, miracles and wonder, sounds of many waters, Heaven on Earth!” Last night about 3:10 AM, “miracles” and “wonder” jumped in bed with us — woke up by a loud train.  After a few minutes I tucked them back in their beds.  […] → Read More . . .

Father’s Day 2010 – We have decided to adopt again!

Happy Father's DayToday is Father’s day.  About three days ago my wife and I decided it was time to start the process for our third adoption.  We now have two beautiful girls from China but we have also wanted to adopt a boy. I looked up adoption tax credit 2011 and found the credit for 2011 will be $13,170. → Read More . . .

Hello world!

Well, it is Friday, June 18, 2010.  I guess this is a good day to start a new blog.  I have been wanting to do this again for a while.  inMessment will be a place where I share my life events and hope that I can help others along the way.  inMessment is a little […] → Read More . . .