Today I had the privilege of presenting the above topic at my church before a varied audience. I endeavoured to keep my presentation short to allow time for questions and answers and we had a few good ones. Also, it was great to get insight and other perspectives regarding attitudes to investing. Continue reading What Investment Options Are Available to the Christian?
I started seriously saving in September of last year, but discovered a pattern that concerned me. Every time I put money away I had to spend it on one family need or the other. Although it’s great to be able to meet immediate needs, it made no sense to me. Continue reading Wealth Transfer
We know that owning property is a sound investment, but as one who owns at least one at the time of writing let me break this down: Continue reading Pay Off Your Mortgage In 5…
God created marriage when he said it was not good for Adam to be alone and made them male and female in Genesis. He left precepts (guidelines for marriage in the bible).
Be Content With Your Wife
“Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth” Proverbs 5:18 (KJV). Continue reading Husband’s and Wives
Acts 5:29 New International Version (NIV)
“Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!”
Too often our actions are dictated by a misguided need to please others. We care so much about what they think that with every step we take we look over our shoulder to see whether they’re smiling or frowning.
Understand this: if you’re always looking for people’s approval, you’re not looking where you’re going and eventually you’ll hit a wall or trip over your own two feet. The Bible says, ‘…We ought to obey God rather than men.’ What do you think will happen if you open your mouth and stand up for yourself?
The truth is that people who don’t respect your rights and honour your wishes are not worth your time or effort. Nor are they worthy of a long-drawn-out discussion; just say goodbye! (We’re not talking about your marriage or children.) 😀
When the land became too small for the flocks of Abraham and Lot to graze together, strife broke out. Abraham loved his nephew Lot, but he realised he could no longer live in this situation. So he said, ‘…Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left’ (Genesis 13:9 NKJV).
How does their story end? Lot chose the best grazing land close to Sodom, and as a result everything he worked for went up in smoke. But Abraham, who always sought to please God, ended up not only being blessed himself, but being a blessing to the nations of the world. So the word for you today is—God wants to set you free from people pleasing.
Taken from UCB Word For Today – UCB Operations Centre, Westport Road, Burslem Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 4JF. Free issues of the daily devotional are available for the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Did you know one of the reasons I hosted the Love Nurture Functions in the past was to show parents how we could leave and inheritance to our children’s children?
What I’ve realised over the years is a lot of the couples I know, know how to stay together, Praise God! However, we haven’t really mastered the leaving an inheritance part and this comes from residual income, a fact, like gravity that works whether we like it or not.
Do you earn a residual income?
My husband and I attended a business conference last year where that question was asked of the attendees. The speaker stated an alarming fact and said Africans, specifically Nigerians are good at throwing parties and bad at investing in the future and that we generally consider Working Tax Credit and Child Benefit to be sources of residual income!
Truth is, personally since starting Love Nurture, I have been burdened by this knowledge and have searched, researched and signed up for a quite a few programs to get the information that parents are lacking. Succinctly put, residual income is money you get from other sources without much effort on your part following the initial setup. The trick is to find your passion and promote it to like minded individuals by becoming an affiliate or you can market your own product and services from one place and earn a residual.
Interested? Do you have a passion you’d like to present to the right people? Do you have a product or service to market? Could you refer others using a easy to follow process and be paid for it? Would you like to have multiple income streams?
Follow the link here: How To Leave An Inheritance To Your Children’s Children
And every year, millions of people fail to reach those goals.
I’ve learnt that the main reason is people don’t do what they say they are going to do. They know what needs to be done, but they don’t make the commitment or take consistent action to reach their goals. I’ve also discovered the power and benefit of accountability and when you lack it, it’s a bad habit that will be a constant roadblock to your success, unless it is eradicated and replaced by new habits of taking consistent targeted action. 😀
Personally, because I fell into this category really by just being overwhelmed with the magnitude and the task before me and no one to really hold me accountable I failed to reach a quarter of my commitments, let alone half! This happened year after year.
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When you join my Coaching and Mentoring you get me as your Love Nurture makeover coach with the aim of helping you reach your goals and if you’re ready to create success habits that will be your foundation for success. As one who has been through and still going through the journey of building and achieving sustainable goals consistently, I will be your accountability coach that will hold you accountable. Join me, if you feel you can benefit from this type of accountability coaching where you understand that achieving your goals and dreams does take time and will involve work, so can get boring (depending on your mindset) because you are building up a solid foundation; but if you persist it will become fun i.e. reaching your goals will be achieved. Your excuses will become a thing of the past. You will set goals and intentions in areas of work, health, and relationships and as your coach, I will drive you to meet and exceed those targets! Reach out to me to join me today here 😀
It is already the second week in the second month of the year at the time of writing and if you have already forgotten or given up on plans, goals and new year’s resolutions, can you really afford to keep doing the same thing you have been doing and failing at it?
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Getting the Work Life Balance Right
I watched Wanted Down Under Revisited following the Wintrip family’s journey to relocate to Australia where they would have a better work life balance.
From what I could gather as I had missed 15 minutes of it, was this had been something that had been an ongoing, possibly, on and off discussion that the couple had had years ago, approximately 10 years!
What made me emotional along with the fact that they had started it – the crying that is, was the family, friends and lifestyle that they had in the UK that would be greatly missed!
A Viable Option For Work Life Balance
What is the point I’m trying to bring out here in addition to the obvious, which is, I love travel/property shows, is obtaining the work life balance is what every good husband and wife wants. Question is, how can you get it?
Well, lessons from the Wintrip family, don’t wait for years before you do the inevitable. One thing they said which made it harder to leave was leaving their sons behind. Now, if they had left when their sons were still dependent boys, it wouldn’t be an issue.
Also, leaving the UK much earlier in their married life would not have impacted on their work life balance as it did prior to the final decision to move.
The program finished over an hour a ago, but it amazes me how much of it resonated with me (the fact that I’m able to write all this from memory) and hopefully with you.
This is what I have endeavoured to show through Love Nurture and Love Nurture Investments and what it has been all about, which is getting the work life balance right with God at the centre of course! 😀
What can you do now to improve your work life balance without uprooting yourself and family half way across the world? Well, investing in stocks, shares and property is the best way I know how as it simple and affordable if you sign up with me. This is what I have been building upon in the last few years and this year, in the first quarter infact, it’s now all coming to fruition. 😀
Although, I’m impressed with the initiative the Wintrip family took to achieve their dreams for a better lifestyle that had a good balance of work and family, but at what cost I ask? I could see that they were torn, they confirmed it with lots of tears and thought provoking questions and statements throughout the program.
You could decide to,’Up Sticks’ and leave the UK or wherever you are for greener pastures or you could signup here now and create a passive income to influence and positively affect your work life balance. Either way you’ll be taking a risk and what is life without taking risks for a better quality of existence? Or you could do nothing, in any case it’s you and your loved one’s who’ll live with the consequences. This (the last option) I might add, is a risky option also.
Signup for the Love Nurture Investment Wealth Creation club to help you get you work life balance right here: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” Proverbs 4:23 (NIV). Imagine it for a minute, the way you treat your spouse, children and others flows from how your heart is, what you really think or feel.
If you think in your marriage that you’re perfect and your spouse is the problem in the marriage (although in some instances this the case), know this: “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” Jeremiah 17:9 (NLT).
The question to ask yourself, ‘Have I done a heart check today?”
Change should start with you!
The bible tells us we’ll all have an appointment with death and after this the judgement – Hebrews 9:27.
Now imagine again after you have treated your spouse the way you liked without a fear or regard of God, you’re now standing before God and giving an account of your life. It doesn’t matter who you were when you lived or what ‘misguided’ impression people had of you because you knew how to put on a good show – after all only your spouse and God really know what type of spouse you are and their’s is the only opinion that should count!
Don’t presume to know a marriage couple or take sides against a spouse as you don’t know their heart or hurt, you can only point them to God’s word and provide godly counsel which is based on God’s word.
If a marriage is not nurtured it will die, don’t kill your marriage nurture it, by guarding your heart with all diligence! 😀
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