Life

God’s love in times of trouble

The Bible exhorts us to meditate on the goodness of God during times of trouble. Knowing that God is with us and that He can work mightily can make the difference between going on or giving up. In Psalm 107 we discover that God is gracious and compassionate in every circumstance we are in.   […]

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God’s Word is right and true

                With the results of our recent national elections, downturns in the economy and a decline in job opportunities, it is easy to focus on our situation at hand and forget that God is in control. Yet Psalm 33 exhorts us to praise God for His providential oversight […]

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THE KEY: Generosity

                In light of recent economic turmoil, everyone is interested in learning how to achieve financial freedom. How nice it would be to get off the emotional rollercoaster ride of the stock market’s ups and downs! To be free of watching your nest egg grow and contract with […]

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Did you remember to say thank you?

                Years ago, I sat with a group of ladies listening to one woman loudly carrying on about her miserable life.                 Chief among her list of complaints – her nails were worse than anyone else’s. They were too short. Too […]

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Debt free is the new rich

I have a client named Johnny Filamini. His name ends in a vowel, so you know he’s a good guy. Mr. Filamini said something profound during our last meeting. “Debt free is the new rich,” he said. We were talking about his situation and the back surgery that rocked his world. Because he couldn’t work, […]

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How did we get in this mess?

I’ve been thinking about this credit crisis for the past few months, and I have concluded the root of our problem is dishonesty. Solomon wrote about this subject in Proverbs 30:7–9: O God, I beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty […]

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The mystery of an empty manger

                Christmas without Christ – unfortunately that’s a holiday the world would really celebrate.                 I remember as a little boy asking my dad what those signs meant that read: “X-MAS!”                 He told […]

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Traditional memories

                We are heading into a season of great opportunity.                 For some families, Thanksgiving and Christmas help define who they are. For others, these holidays are little more than eating and an expense.               […]

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All work and no play …

I know that may be an odd comparison, but I think many will agree that there is always so much to do, not enough time – and so many obstacles.               With Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas and New Year’s approaching, I’m sure a lot of people will be […]

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Financial tips for newlyweds

Newly married couples should be able to accomplish more in harmony in every way than they ever could accomplish separately – and that certainly includes the way finances are handled. So, it’s important that both wife and husband understand that it’s not to be “my” money and “your” money; it needs to be seen as […]

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