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Fruits of the Spirit: Goodness

Brandi and Craig were blown away! After he had been laid off from work, they had been praying for God to provide for them and their 3 boys. This month, they would use up the last of their savings, and were beginning to worry. Then… they checked the mail. Brandi and Craig received a check […]

Light Up Reindeer

Do you go all out on your Christmas decorations? The Christmas tree, the lights on your house, and the light up reindeer in your front yard?! Today’s Black Friday – are you headed out to shop? Maybe you’re hoping to get the rest of your Christmas decorations and gifts today! Those decorations are also expensive. […]

Thankfulness

Today is a day to be thankful! I hope that you’re able to spend time with your friends and family on this special day, and keep some of today’s gratitude all year round.   Psalm 100 says, we should “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; We’re usually pretty good about being […]

Saving Money Using YouTube

John and Kim have one of my favorite savings tricks! I bet you could use their trick this week – and it doesn’t involve skipping eating out for lunch! John and Kim’s big savings trick is YouTube. I’m not kidding, YouTube can save you so much money! When something minor needs repairs in their home, […]

Fruits of the Spirit – Patience

Twenty-three months. That’s how long it took Jeffrey to save for a downpayment on a home. He was determined to put down 20% and have 6 months of living expenses saved before he would buy a house. Even though most of Jeffery’s friends already bought houses, he knew how stressed-out they were about their mortgages […]

Christmas Budgeting

Is your family like Amanda’s? Her family goes all out at Christmas! The entire family comes into town – cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles. Their family tradition is everyone gets everyone something. Needless to say, it can get expensive. Amanda had to learn early on that saving was essential to make it through Christmas! Now, she had […]

Competition During the Holidays

The Christmas Season brings out so much good in us. We tend to be more generous toward others, and are intentional to spend time with our families. But it can also bring out the bad. Ever caught yourself comparing your Christmas light display to your neighbors’? How about that silent competition to buy the best gifts […]

Fruits of the Spirit – Peace

Would you say that you have peace when it comes to money? Peace is one of the 9 Fruits of the Spirit, but it seems like it’s lacking in most of our lives when it comes to finances. We experience stress, arguments, and discontentment in our finances when we try to be in control. But […]

Dealing with Distractions

Have you ever been to the grocery store when they’re giving away samples? You think you’ve thought of everything you need, and then you walk past that chicken taquito sample…. And suddenly your list gets a little longer!! Well, maybe grocery store samples aren’t your weakness, but we all have things that distract us from […]

Emergency Savings

Brandon’s car wreck was a total accident, but unfortunately it was his fault! Though the other car was fine, his car was a mess. It was going to be expensive to repair the car after the accident. But there was some good news…. Brandon had an emergency savings account! He had been trying to be […]

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