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Crazy Money! – Lottery Addiction

It’s Crazy Money Day! Last month, two people split a $630 million Powerball jackpot. Can you imagine winning that much money? Adam Osmond dreamed of it. According to MarketWatch, his wins only served to feed his addiction. He played any and all kinds of games, but they cost him his home and business. That’s when […]

How to Recover From Simple Financial Mistakes

Have you ever made a  silly financial mistake? My wife will tell you it’s humbling. Several years ago, we bought a used car at a dealership. We were so grateful to be able to write a check for it and drive it home debt free. Unfortunately, Ann transferred the wrong amount of money into our […]

God Is Our Provider

Are you losing sleep over your finances?  More than half of Americans admit that financial worries keep them up at night. Top concerns include everyday expenses, saving enough money for retirement, health care or insurance bills, and the ability to pay off credit card debt. Yet, we worship the same Lord who fed manna to […]

Practice Thanksgiving

Most financial issues can be solved by dedicated effort. Want to make this the year you set your financial house in order? Ask the Lord to bless the work of your hands and to give you the determination to live by His principles. Choose to spend less than you earn to gain necessary financial margin. […]

After-Christmas Blues?

Got the after-Christmas blues? Charles Dickens said, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” But circumstances in life can rob us of our joy. If you’re feeling blue because Christmas is over,  the bills are accumulating, and you’ve gained 5 pounds…. then you need to reset. Thank God […]

Christmas Eve

Hi I’m Chuck Bentley and this is My MoneyLife from Crown. Years ago, my wife made what we call a Jesse Tree. It’s a quilted Christmas tree that’s hung on our wall for the Advent Season. Each day, we read a Bible story of someone in the genealogy of Christ and place a felt symbol […]

God Became Man – His Poverty, Our Riches

Christmas is the celebration and wonder of God becoming man! J.I. Packer wrote about the birth of Christ in his book Knowing God. He said: “It is here…at the first Christmas, that the profoundest and most unfathomable depths of the Christian revelation lie. ‘The Word became flesh’; God became man; the divine Son became a […]

Crazy Money! Lost Wallet Returned

It’s Crazy Money Day! Chris Person lost his wallet outside a Publix grocery store. It held his driver’s license, Covid vaccination card, credit cards, cash, and a gift card. I mean, it was loaded! He searched the area multiple times and his elderly mother even watched surveillance footage with the store manager. It just wasn’t […]

Help for the Sorrowful This Christmas

For some, Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year…”  For others, Christmas is a time of sorrow. There’s the empty seat of a loved one who’s passed away or the pile of stuff and guilt created by over spending. There’s loneliness and the disappointment of a fractured family, or job loss and rising […]