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Determine to Follow God

Are you determined to follow God? There is a cost to following the Lord and choosing to live His way. Sometimes, it’s a matter of breaking sinful habits and embracing those that bring Him glory. We do this by intentionally designing good financial habits into our lives while designing the bad ones out. The Bible […]

Building Roots and Facing Fears

Are financial fears holding you back? I recently discovered a fantastic home improvement show by HGTV called Building Roots. It features Ben and Christi Dozier, super-talented designer/builders who hail from Texas, my home state. They started Root Design Company in 2004. Today, they and their 4 children work out of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. After just one […]

Tempted to Spend – Steward Your Thoughts!

How well do you steward your thoughts? Jesus told us to “…seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” (Matthew 6:33) But how many of us really make that a priority? Instead, we’re anxiously think about what to eat, drink or wear. “Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look […]

Is Anybody Else Up There?

Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett, was known for his frequent question, “Do you trust God, or do you just say that you trust God?” Today, Larry tells the story of a self-made man whose faith was put to the test.   If you’ve been blessed with My MoneyLife, I invite you to discover the […]

Fasting Over Finances

Ever fasted over your finances? Fasting enables you to take your eyes off the things of this world so you can focus on the Lord. The Bible addresses fasting for repentance, sorrow, deliverance, guidance and help. There are different types including fasting from foods, drinks or certain activities. Done in humility and not to show […]

Four Things to Remember in Volatile Times

Are you uneasy about the stock market? Ron Blue Trust of Houston, TX advises us to remember 4 things during volatile markets.  First, God is in control. Our hope rests in Him, not the accumulation of money and assets. 1 Timothy 6:17 says, “Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited […]

Trusting God For a Vacation

What do you do when you need a vacation, but there’s no money? Put it on a credit card? Stay home? Well Crown’s founder, Larry Burkett, offers a better idea…   If you’ve been blessed with My MoneyLife, I invite you to discover the Crown Stewardship Podcasts. They focus on helping you find freedom in […]

Worried About Money?

Many Americans are worried about money. Are you?  It’s been said, “You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.” Most people worry about money: how to make it, how to keep it, and how to grow it. Worry takes a toll on our health. It affects our […]

Have You Lost Everything?

Do you think you’ve lost everything? Financial loss can cause terrible emotional pain. The struggle can lead you to believe that you’ve lost everything, but that’s a lie. The enemy wants to rob you of all hope and joy. He wants to knock you off – one less ambassador for Christ. When one of my […]

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 […]

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