I’m living out a dream

I have a tremendous passion to help others become free of the trappings of “stuff-itis”, debt, and other financial problems that can weigh them down. Why? Because I have been there, done that, and gotten the T-shirt. I KNOW what it is like to live paycheck-to-paycheck. I KNOW what it is like to not be on the same page with my wife regarding our finances. I KNOW what it is like to have a passion and not be able to pursue it because of a pile of debt stood in my way.

I am able to do what I do today because Jenn and I started working together on our finances, we became debt-free except for our house in 14 months, and we put together a plan to be able to pursue a very specific call we have on our lives!

I am called to help people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible. This is particularly true in the area of finances.

Finances can become a huge barrier between people and their dreams. It can become so bad that it can actually cause people to stop dreaming. In fact, it actually does cause most people to stop dreaming.

Instead of dreaming about that lofty goal of starting a new business, the person gives up on that dream. Instead of dreaming about being a stay-at-home mother, the mother just resolves that it is just not meant to be. Instead of dreaming about giving a huge financial gift to a worthy cause that a couple is passionate about, they give in and say “We’ll never be able to do something like that.”

You see, I don’t believe that this is true! I have HOPE for you! I KNOW you can do this! I know that you can have enough! I know that you can have financial success!

Why? Because Jenn and I have been there!

Yesterday, I was able to live out another dream by speaking at NewSpring Church about Marriage and Money. You can listen to the message here.

I’m living out a dream here!

What’s your dream?

5 Responses to “I’m living out a dream”

  1. derryprenkert November 27, 2006 at 6:00 pm #

    Joe!

    I just put the two together. I’m a regular reader of Perry’s blog. Reading his Sunday Night post, I saw your name!
    Hope all is well with you and Jenn. Awesome to see you’re living out your dream. You are missed around NMC. God Bless

    Derry Prenkert

  2. DALE November 27, 2006 at 6:11 pm #

    HEY JO, JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THE MESS YOU GAVE WAS HEART FELT…. ME AND MY WIFE HAVE BEEN MARRIED, GOING ON 6 MTHS NOW……BEFORE SHE AND I WAS TOGETHER I USE TO SPEND SPEND MONEY….LIKE THEY WAS NO TOMORROW… MY WIFE SHE IS THE THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT HAS TO KNOW, AND NEEDS TO KNOW WHERE EVERY PENNY IS, AND WHERE ITS GOING…..BEFORE SHE HAS ITS IN THE BANK……AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO CRAZY…..SINCE WE HAVE MARRIED SHE HAS SHOWED ME AND TOUGHT ME HER PLAN….NOW I HAVE MORE MONEY AND IM ABLE TO PAY MY TRUCK OFF ALOT SOONER….NOW WE BOTH HAVE THE CHANCE TO BUILD A HOUSE…THEN WE WANT HAVE TO GIVE MONEY AWAY FOR REAT ANYMORE……PRAISE GOD……LEAST WE CAN SAY WE WILL OWN IT…..SO ALL IN ALL I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS..PLS PRAY FOR US AS WE BUILD THIS HOUSE :->

  3. DALE November 27, 2006 at 6:14 pm #

    HEY JO, JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THE MESS YOU GAVE WAS HEART FELT…. ME AND MY WIFE HAVE BEEN MARRIED, GOING ON 6 MTHS NOW……BEFORE SHE AND I WAS TOGETHER I USE TO SPEND SPEND MONEY….LIKE THEY WAS NO TOMORROW… MY WIFE SHE IS THE THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT HAS TO KNOW, AND NEEDS TO KNOW WHERE EVERY PENNY IS, AND WHERE ITS GOING…..BEFORE SHE HAS ITS IN THE BANK……AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO CRAZY…..SINCE WE HAVE MARRIED SHE HAS SHOWED ME AND TOUGHT ME HER PLAN….NOW I HAVE MORE MONEY AND IM ABLE TO PAY MY TRUCK OFF ALOT SOONER….NOW WE BOTH HAVE THE CHANCE TO BUILD A HOUSE…THEN WE WANT HAVE TO GIVE MONEY AWAY FOR RENT ANYMORE……PRAISE GOD……LEAST WE CAN SAY WE WILL OWN IT…..SO ALL IN ALL I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS..PLS PRAY FOR US AS WE BUILD THIS HOUSE :->

  4. Trish Crossley November 27, 2006 at 6:56 pm #

    Great message yesterday! I really love how you involve your whole family in your financial goals. I think it is priceless that your 4 yr. old daughter has already begun to understand the concept of debt. You are a great asset to NewSpring!

  5. Teri November 28, 2006 at 9:39 am #

    I live in TN and can’t take your class. My husband and I are in the bondage of a pile of debt. God has brought us back from a crappy relationship and our finances is the next step but where do we start? Do you have a book, how to website? anything? We are moving to ATL within the next 6 months to start a church, and don’t want this to hinder the ministry. HELP.

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