Personal Finance by the Book has a very good dialog going on regarding the difference between saving and investing. Joe Plemon has written a post that removes the gray from the subject and his readers are hashing out the pros and cons. Here's the link so you can join them in progress and put in your ideas.
Joe and his wife are also working on a home redo investment. Watching the progress is interesting. Joe's blog is written from a Christian perspective and covers Bible topics as they relate to managing finances.