Sunday, January 04, 2009

Freedom

Today we went to "the other" church I had mentioned in my last post. I had known for awhile that they were about to start a financial peace program but hadn't put too much thought into it. Apparently the program starts tonight though so that is what the sermon was about. They really want everyone in their church to have financial freedom so they would like everyone to join.

Although we have not completely decided to attend this church or not, we would so love to have financial freedom. I mean really, is there anything that feels so binding as money being "tight". The pastor said that on average for every dollar the average American makes, they spend $1.22. That is crazy! Debt is such bondage, and it is horrible to have any kind of bondage really.


So, we decided to drop what we are doing for the next 13 weeks and give this program, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a real go. Now there is no way we could pay off said bills in 13 weeks, but it sure would be nice to start working towards that so we can have that all important peace!

Here's to a fresh start!

8 comments:

Liz said...

I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you in regards to your church search... I recently went through my own church crisis and considered looking elsewhere. Came very close to visiting other churches. A meeting with my pastor helped me immensely. I hope you find what you need!

Martha said...

Gosh, $1.22 for every dollar? That's nuts! I wish you luck on your peace program, hopefully you'll be able to pay off your bills soon!

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Oh Wow!! That is so terrific, Amy!! I'm actually very excited for you guys! Those statistics are outrageous lol!

Carrie said...

Oh yeah, there's no greater feeling than being out of debt!! Keep us posted on this course. Good luck!

Carrie said...

oh and I love the new look :)

Rebecca said...

very cool. i recently read a couple of books about financial freedom. can't remember the author's name now. keep us posted on how the program is!

gail said...

It is so hard to leave a church. But if you don't have fellowship....


I so want to work Dave Ramsey's program but my other half will not give up his pleasures (hd tv, eating out, etc.) I try my best.

Bless you, dear Amy. g

Jenn Sugg said...

Hi, We took FPU last summer and it has completely changed our marriage and the way we spend money. It's a wonderful class. I've referred both my sisters to FPU. I wish you the best of luck!