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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 2017

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AboutBill Edmonds, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Bill Edmonds

Bill Edmonds

Bill Edmonds is an Executive Coach and Business Consultant who works with leaders and organizations in the areas of personal and organizational development to help them reach their full potential. He spent 24 years with Merrill Lynch as a Director and Market Executive. For more information as to how his firm can serve you, or to book him to speak to your group, visit: Northstar Leadership Solutions

Posts By Bill Edmonds

October 20, 2017 |

Family Business Succession and the Book of Judges

“My kids – even though it’s a family business – don’t even know what day or time ‘Survivor’ is even on. They just know it’s on TiVo..”

-Mark Burnett, Executive producer of TV show “Survivor”

Even though 88% … Read More

October 18, 2017 |

Financial Advisors, Who Is Your Purpose?

“Purpose is always found just across the border from what’s in it for me.”

-Andy Stanley

Early on in his career, pastor and leadership expert, Andy Stanley, says his mentor once gave him some valuable advice; “Everybody has to eat … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

Leadership Lesson From Exodus: Sometimes Shortcuts Aren’t Shorter

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost

I remember back when my son was about eight-years old. Often when he was riding in … Read More

October 4, 2017 |

Misunderstood: Rocky Mountain High is About God, Not Drugs

“Seek to understand, then to be understood.”                                                                  -Stephen Covey

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September 28, 2017 |

How to Get Out of the Mess You’re In

“Sometimes I think that there’s a fine line between impressionistic and messy.”           -Lady Gaga

Sometime back, I checked into a hotel room and found a card with the following message neatly placed on … Read More

September 1, 2017 |

What Are You Doing That is Bigger Than Yourself?

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” Philippians 3:10

I recently ran across a tattered piece of paper with the following words … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

Jimmy Buffet is Not Jesus Christ, And the Gospel Is Not Escapism

“I sell escapism.”

-Jimmy Buffet

I just returned from our annual family vacation trip to the beach.  We had a great time of fun, sun and sand.  We completely disengaged from our normal set of activities and indulged in board … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

Was Jesus’ Life Too Busy?

“Slow down busy man take a look around you…When it’s all said and done, what’s it going to come to?” -Steven Curtis Chapman

Harvard Business School professor Thomas ong addresses the busyness trap that afflicts many of us in his … Read More

August 9, 2017 |


“Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.”

-Charles Schulz

Getting out of the routine of physical exercise is not a good thing.  Sadly I must admit that’s where I am right … Read More

August 3, 2017 |

Bill Gates, Quadriplegics and Lottery Winners

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

-Henry Ford

If you had all the money any one person could imagine, and there was nothing you couldn’t buy, what would you purchase today? Stop reading and write down the … Read More

July 18, 2017 |

The Fear of Insignificance

-Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

In April 2011, in a densely populated California neighborhood, an eighty-two year old woman was found dead in her dilapidated … Read More

July 7, 2017 |

What’s Causing the Middle Aged American Suicide Spike?

Question: Want to know the secret to happiness? Answer: Lower your expectations! -unknown

We’ve all heard it said, “Money can’t buy you happiness.”  It’s true.  Many of us have opted to give it a shot anyway.  If you’re looking for … Read More

July 6, 2017 |

Is Facebook Starting a Church?

I heard a rumor this week that the fifth richest man in the world, thirty-three year old Mark Zuckerberg (net worth $64 billion), CEO and co-founder, wants to be your new church and himself to be your … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

Afraid of Public Speaking Yet He Became One of History’s Greatest Leaders

“There are two types of speakers: Those who get nervous and those who are liars.”          – Mark Twain

I remember as a college junior sitting in Dr. Moran’s management class watching him roam the aisles … Read More

June 7, 2017 |

True Confession: I Have an Addiction

To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace.

-Gerald G. May, M.D.

Yes, I have an addiction.  Actually, I have many addictions – more than I want … Read More

May 5, 2017 |

The Real Tests Start After You’ve Graduated

It is in the desert that the dew falls freshest and the air is purest.

-Andrew Bona

When the idea of being tested comes to mind, I think of what we call the formative years of life, primarily … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

Hope Does Not Reside In The Empty Tomb

“The only place where I know God reveals Himself absolutely, definitely, beyond a shadow of a doubt is in the resurrection of Christ. The God of the universe put his hand into human history and said, “I’m here!” If … Read More

April 5, 2017 |

Diversify Stocks But Don’t Diversify Deities!

“Conviction, discipline, and diversification are better than speculation, indifference, and market timing.”          -Chris Hyzy, Chief Investment Officer, Bank of America

When it comes to advice about how to invest successfully in the financial markets, there’s … Read More

April 3, 2017 |

Is Jesus a Conservative or a Liberal?

In 1908, journalist, novelist and poet William Arthur Dunkerley penned the popular hymn “In Christ There Is No East or West”. The first verse is as follows:

In Christ there is no east or west,

In him no south or … Read More

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