Breaking Free from Debt

So we wrapped up our Financial Freedom Experience with Joe Sangl today. There were quite a few Oh Crap moments for me, but I am really glad we had Joe come up to Galax. It’s great to sit and listen and learn from someone who is passionate about what they are teaching. I think one of the best things that this has taught me is that Jennifer and I need to communicate better about finances. We need to sit down and plan out each month instead of just letting things happen.

Financially we’re not in bad shape, but this class really made me realize that if I would have been intentional about how we spent our money, that we could have a much larger savings account and have our house much closer to being paid off. What really excites me is that I think we can knock around 10 years off our 30 year home mortgage if we really get disciplined about watching our spending. That could mean that our house could be paid off right about the time the kids start college. Now that would be an awesome feeling to know that we could help our kids avoid huge student loans. We’ve already got the 529 thing going on for all the kids, but we haven’t put near enough in their funds.

I’m excited because I can see how we can be set free from debt, including our home debt, so that we can truly bless others and leave a legacy for our children. Who else is with me on this? Are we going to get serious about spending our money in a Godly way? I’m excited to see what the people of God can do for the Kingdom of God when we get control of our finances.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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