God says “But forget all that was in the past — it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18,19
Because, “The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22
In 1997 while still practicing as a top investment advisor for one of Canada’s largest investment firms, I began developing the concepts that have formed the basis of the MoneyMinding programs and materials. In 1999, God revealed himself in a dramatic way by sending an angel to our 3 year old daughter. In 2001, both my husband and I accepted Christ as our Lord and Saviour and He has lead us on an amazing journey with some real-life challenges ever since.
This journey has so far included some of life’s biggest stressors: a tax re-assessment and bankruptcy, a sudden close family member death, close family member cancer, another close family member messy divorce with kids involved, multiple moves, and a seemingly endless list of every day challenges with bills, cars, kids, family, etc. etc.
In 2005, we had an initial exciting financial revival after a few rough years, with a new home and successful business launch only to be met with challenges that grew out of trusting some people who had their own agenda including attempting securities fraud with my company, MoneyMinding.
There comes a point in life when you know that the Lord has plans for your life, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’ (Jeremiah 29:11) and that His grace is (and always has been) sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9) to provide the courage to glorify Him through my life. (Philippians 1:20)
The intersection of knowledge and faith came together to save my / our life in 2011. The Holy Spirit spoke loud and clear that I was not to continue with the consultant’s plan to provide funding for the company in the public market the way he had been setting it up. Everyone on the team was encouraging me to continue because the process had taken over a year longer than expected and money was scarce at best, and stress levels were off the chart. The overall theme was to ‘get the money’ and get missing information later. The process was halted and the team perceived that I had sabotaged everyone’s financial windfall. In reality several months later, I did get the answers to the questions that had been mounting. The funding ‘scheme’ was confirmed to be illegal and I was being set up to be responsible for the illegal activity.
Thank you Lord, for intervening when knowledge left questions and man was misleading me.
My husband, daughter and I were left with no money, minimal income, a mountain of debt, an entire mountain range of corporate administrative clean up, and no expertise or resources to carry on and re-build. Yet the Lord has been faithful and has provided strength, money, people, encouragement and wisdom to maintain our bills, home, credit, marriage, and our health.
Surviving a devastating financial upheaval takes courage, it takes wisdom, and it takes God’s love to hold you through the long days of hard work and tough decisions. Sometimes its only because He’s there that getting out of bed in the morning is even possible.
My prayer is that you do not have to experience a major financial stress anywhere close to this. Unfortunately, as I have written about in my new book, The Death by Money Report, the reality is that most people will experience some sort of financial uncertainty and struggle during their lifetime. It could be from job loss, health issues, death, divorce, business failure, investment loss, accumulated debt, or a seeming inability to earn enough money to live the life you once hoped to be able to live.
Seven years after starting the company and marketing the information corporately, the Holy Spirit is prompting me to share the biblical principles that have combined with my technical expertise to help others navigate the world of personal finance today. He is indeed doing a ‘new thing’ (Isaiah 43:18,19) and there is ‘no sorrow’ or ‘painful toil’ for it (Proverbs 10:22). The principles have always been the foundation of the MoneyMinding programs; however, I have only recently started sharing with the body of Christ, the biblical integration.
Beginning September 7th, at noon Pacific, I invite you to join me for a 4 week journey: God, Money, and Real Life. I’ll share principles, strategies and action plans you can put into practice to experience the Holy Spirit’s power working in your finances and your life today. God says, He can do ‘immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine’ (Ephesians 3:20). I encourage you to join me to experience fresh insights from His living word and from the voice of experience, and expertise. My desire is that you will be able to apply these concepts to your own situation to realize results you didn’t before think were possible!
The program is $99 for the four, 1 hour live and recorded audio sessions plus ‘homework’. But, in keeping with God’s principles for prosperity, you can also make donations of any amount that will fit with your current situation. If you aren’t able to attend the live sessions, that’s ok too, they will be recorded and you can still participate on your own time, including being able to ask questions and share your results.
When your order and / or donation has been received you will receive information within 24 – 48 hours with further details and welcome instructions!
I’m looking forward to sharing more with you and to experiencing the Lord’s work in and through all of us as we journey forward together!
PS – This program is the first of many ‘new things’ as I also prepare to share the creative financial planning strategies and support from my long time friend and greatly admired financial advisor, Dan Loney (www.loneyfinancial.com). He and I have discussed co-authoring a book on debt for almost 10 years now; I have come close to working with him several times in the past; and look forward to helping him expand his biblical program on financial management called, The Joseph Principle. I will be continuing to support the portfolio of MoneyMinding content, programs, resources and materials including mVillage membership with live mentorship. These are central resources for you to get personal and anonymous information and support and where new information is made available to members 24/7.