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Fruits of the Spirit – Joy

The Fruits of the Spirit are 9 virtues that others should see in us, as proof that our lives have been changed by Christ. And these virtues apply to your money! Joy is one of the Fruits of the Spirit and that is exactly what we should have in all our circumstances…including our finances! Things […]

When Is It Time to Hang Up the Hat?

Kristen wanted to quit her job. She was unhappy at work and had lost passion for what she did. It seemed like all the other doors were closed, and she wasn’t getting any interviews. But she just didn’t have peace about quitting. After 6 months of feeling frustrated and unable to find a new job, […]

2 Steps to Quit Worrying About Money

Brenda was worried about money! She was really stressed out when her friend sent her an encouraging text. The text Brenda received was Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” You know, not worrying is easier said than done, […]

Fruits of the Spirit – Love

There are 9 fruits of the Spirit. All 9 can be applied to how we manage our money. And the first is love.   You probably know that the Bible says we shouldn’t love money; in fact, it says that the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil. But, we can […]

Controlling Your Spending

Anna wasn’t a “shopaholic”. She had a budget, she never went over the top, and her spending seemed normal. She tended to overspend a little on eating out, groceries, and entertainment. And then those extra little expenses would pile up. Which meant that she wasn’t saving much or putting extra money towards getting out of […]

Pitbull vs Poodle

When it comes to money, how would you describe your spouse? Lots of people say one is the spender and one is the saver. Want to know how I describe my wife and I?! Like a pit bull and a poodle! Clearly she is the poodle in this scenario! We are very different – complete […]

Getting Out of Debt

Erica and Brad were frustrated. They were still paying off their student loans, and their budget was just too tight to save for a home. Making extra payments on their loans didn’t seem possible – and they felt stuck. Well Brad and Erica asked for some advice – and here’s what I told them. Start […]

Making a Holiday Budget

Can you believe it? The Christmas season is just around the corner. What are your Christmas plans?   We love Christmas! We sing songs about the joyous holiday, surround ourselves with family and friends, and plan to make our celebration of Christ’s birth meaningful on December 25. But, let me ask you,  have you planned […]

Repurposement, Not Retirement

Nancy and Frank were your classic American couple. They worked hard, earned a good living, had wonderful kids, and served the Lord. But they decided to have a not-so-American retirement. They decided to have a “re-purposement”. Nancy and Frank believed that the “American dream” of quitting their jobs and living off a fixed income wasn’t […]

Impressing Others

  Travis and Sara are those people! You know em! They have the biggest Halloween yard display and throw a huge Costume party every year. Travis and Sara can teach us an important financial lesson. See, they charge all those decorations and party expenses on their credit card. They do the same at Christmas! So […]

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