Women & Money: Guilt and Shame

Amanda Steinberg, CEO & Founder of DailyWorth

Guilt and shame tend to be the most common negative emotions women carry around money. Mostly for past mistakes made with money. But sometimes women feel guilty about not being better with money, and that causes them to feel shame around money. Amanda Steinberg, CEO & Founder of Daily Worth, explains in this interview: Watch […]

Women and Money Tips

Women & Money Tips

Today’s post was inspired by material given to me by my friend and colleague, Lisa Kittel, a brilliant financial advisor with Anchor Advisory Group in Minnesota. It’s from a handout she uses at her retirement seminars for women. Women actually make most of the decisions about spending in our world today! They make most of […]

Who do you associate with?

Christian Coaches Network International

I’m so excited to be a new member of the Christian Coaches Network International, the leading credentialing body in the field of Christian coaching. The standard of ethics that they uphold in a field that is virtually unregulated is absolutely impressive. The level of expertise of its leaders as well as their commitment to be […]

Wives, Pay Attention To The Money!

Wives, Pay Attention to the Money! Blog posst by Patti Fagan

An article about women and divorce entitled, “If Your Husband Owns A Business, Watch Out For SIDS (Sudden Income Deficit Syndrome) Once Divorce Proceedings Start” made me think about a woman I met with a couple of years ago. She had just gone through a divorce. Her husband ran his own business and she had no […]

The Power of Your Dreams to Get Through the Tough Times

The Power of Your Dreams to Get Through the Tough Times

The best way to get through the toughest seasons in life is to have a vision for something better. This I know from personal experience. When I look back over the darkest times in my life, it was the dreams God planted in my heart that kept me going. Without those dreams, I honestly don’t […]

Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive, and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.”

Benjamin E. Mays

How to build your faith….

I get asked the question, “Patti, how do you get faith?”

I have to tell you, it doesn’t happen ‘automatically.’ Faith is something you have to be proactive about. Having faith is the ability to choose what goes in your mind, so that you can keep your thoughts aligned with the word of God. The bible is full of faith filled words, and reading it on a consistent basis will change your thinking to line up with the thoughts of God.

I make it a priority to read from God’s word every day. I also read and/or listen to a faith-filled message every day. There are many Christian podcasts available that make it easy to access faith-building messages while you’re on the go. As I look at the podcasts I’m subscribed to on my iPhone, some of my favorites are Jerry Savelle, his daughter, Terri Savelle Foy, Joel Osteen and Joseph Prince.

There is  also the Believer’s Voice of Victory Network, which features twenty-four hours of good bible and faith building messages. Watch online or stream through Apple TV.

When you stop to think about all the faith-building resources that are available, you realize that there really is  no excuse for not making it a priority to build your faith. Building your faith is your responsibility. It’s a matter of choosing what you let influence your mind. Garbage in garbage out. Faith in faith out. You get to decide.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)