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Trust God with MY Money?!?

Can you really trust God with your money?  Over the next several weeks, please join me on a powerful journey to discover the answer to this question for yourself.  My hope is that you will be encouraged as together we reflect on Who God really is, and see that surrendering our finances to Him is […]

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“Wait” isn’t a Four-Letter-Word!

  Does having to wait for something you believe God has for you feel like a curse?  I’ve felt that way more times than I can count.  But a recent journey of waiting has given me a new perspective:  God might be using that waiting time for an intentional purpose.  And that purpose is NOT […]

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Ink Therapy

We were in a season of life filled with challenges I couldn’t control and problems I couldn’t solve, including: 2 children with undiagnosed health issues. The anniversary of my Daddy passing away. A middle child in the throes of adolescence. I desperately needed something to make me happy! But before I had a chance to […]

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Honey, I’m Home!

When your spouse loses their job, they desperately need encouragement.  And guess what?  So do you! When I was a stay-at-home mom pregnant with our fourth child, my husband lost his job. Our finances took a major hit, but our marriage actually grew stronger.  Today, I want to encourage you with 4 things I learned to […]

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You Have to Pay to Play: A Financial Lesson from Weight Watchers

I removed my jacket and shoes, closed my eyes, and stepped on the scale. Then, for the first time in a year, I emptied my wallet.  I had to pay $14 for exceeding my target weight range. And it was all because I had been “spending” more Weight Watchers points than my budget allowed.  My […]

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Expect the Unexpected

Would you like to experience peace instead of panic when an unexpected expense pops up? I had to answer this question when our smoothly-functioning budget year was recently interrupted.  An issue with one of our children was going to require special services costing several hundred dollars per month. My typical response would be to panic, […]

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Welcome!

Hello!  I’m Nia Davenport –a CPA Financial Coach who can talk to my husband about any money issue without creating fireworks. That’s not the way things started out for us, but through some very hard lessons, prayer-closet-tantrums, and major mental re-wiring, we are finally on the same page! This is my professional blog. But it’s also personal, […]

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Nia’s New Blog!

Since 2010, it has been my honor to author “Freedom from Financial Friction:  Insight and Inspiration to Make Money and Marriage a Winning Mix.” I want to extend a special note of gratitude to all of you who subscribed, read, and shared my articles:  thank you! Now it’s time to take it to the next […]

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Tithes Aren’t Just Another Bill

I admit it:  I used to treat my tithes like a bill. But by doing this, I was missing out on blessings that I didn’t even know God had for me! For several years, I enjoyed the convenience of remitting our tithes through our online bill payment service.  After all, this saved time and valuable […]

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Holiday Q&A: Part 3

Holiday Q&A: Part 3

Time for a change in your Holiday traditions? The questions I’ve been addressing on this topic fall into 3 distinct categories: spending, the real meaning of Christmas, and family traditions. Today, let’s focus on the third (and final) one. Question #3: I want to start our own family traditions. How do I tell my wife […]

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