Life

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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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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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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A Rich Christmas on a Light Budget

I love Christmastime! I love every light, bell and cookie associated with the holiday. Still believing that the day holds a little magic, I never get tired of Christmas carols, and I don’t think that there is such a thing as too many decorations.                 I see Christmas […]

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A positive result for a ‘problem pregnancy’

This December, little Kingston will celebrate her first Christmas. A year ago, however, Kingston’s mother Elizabeth was having a less-than-ideal holiday. She first suspected she was pregnant on New Year’s Eve, an unplanned surprise that left her in a quandary. Elizabeth wanted to carry her baby to term, but she was concerned: How would she […]

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What the innkeeper missed

Maybe it is better that you don’t have enough money to spend this Christmas. The economy might just be what you need to make the right gift decisions this year. There is nothing like a change in the rules to cause each of us to take a look at the game. Instead of spending first […]

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The Gospel’s power to change a life

                One of the most exciting things about our relationship with God is that He does not leave us as we are but changes us by shaping our character to look more like His own. The Bible teaches us that our relationship with God through Christ ought to […]

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Doing the right thing, the right way

                Someone once said that good decisions come from experience, while experience comes from bad decisions.                 While I would not cite this humorous anecdote as being divinely inspired, there is a verse in the Bible that seems to succinctly illustrate […]

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Time for Change

What if you knew a way to limit the probability that your teenager would become pregnant? Wouldn’t you make whatever changes were necessary to help your child avoid an unplanned pregnancy? Wouldn’t almost any change be worth it? Change” is the word that took the election by storm. We have been hearing a lot about […]

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10 Resolutions to Bless Your Life

So, did you keep last year’s resolutions?                 Can you even remember what they were? Perhaps they were too ambitious, too unrealistic – more wishful thinking than practical reality. I’ve never been big on resolutions – maybe because I rarely keep them. I don’t know if anyone keeps […]

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