Life

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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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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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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It’s not heart surgery

                Many years ago, I worked as an administrative assistant for a man named John. John was imposing in both physical appearance and in personality. When he was happy, everyone was happy. But when he was upset, he’d use his loud, booming voice, and I think we were […]

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Starting the New Year in a new place

                To be completely honest with you, I wasn’t going to make any New Year’s resolutions this year. After all, why should I set myself up for disappointment?                 Then I stepped back and realized it’s just another way of setting […]

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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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Build a solid financial foundation this New Year’s

                Happy New Year! January is a time when many people make personal resolutions and renew their commitment to live their lives the “right” way – by eating a healthier diet, exercising regularly and promising to do more for their families and community. It’s also a great time […]

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Not just for Valentine’s Day

                What is one of the kindest things someone has ever done for you?                 When I thought about this recently, one of the first things that came to mind was when I suffered a significant head injury several years ago. […]

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Looking for financial security

The world tells us security can come in many forms such as a big bank account, a great job or a large retirement fund. We use many of these things as “security blankets” instead of seeking the only true secure foundation available. The security blanket has played a big role in our family life. Emma, […]

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If God had a refrigerator …

                As you stand at the threshold of yet another year, what do you see?                 Do you see a world of possibility before you or a world of problems? Do you see a life filled with an abundance of opportunities […]

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