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Benefits of Patience

Do you struggle with waiting? Maybe you’ve adopted an entitlement mindset. According to Dr. Christine Pohl: If we’re entitled to everything, we’re grateful for nothing. Patience is a virtue, a fruit of the Spirit and a characteristic of Godliness. Paul told the Colossian church to clothe themselves in patience and be thankful. Depending on God […]

Give Out of Love

Does your lifestyle demonstrate a genuine love for others? Or does it shield you from the needs around you? George Mueller said: God judges what we give by what we keep. We need to ask ourselves, are we stewarding well what God provides? Do we keep back money for selfish consumption that could be used […]

Don’t Compromise

Think a little fudging here or there won’t matter in the long run? Think again! The Bible’s full of people who fudged a little here and a little there. And, today we’re bombarded with stories of personal failure in the news. Compromise does NOT bring contentment! Take Solomon. The Lord blessed him with wisdom and […]

Testimony of Contentment

A friend of Crown wrote me a note with these words: “Contentment really is a reflection of our walk with the Lord. When He’s all that we need, then our material possessions are of much less significance to us.” Robert explained how he and his family live and the rich benefits: For us personally, we’ve […]

Contentment

Do you try to live within your means or do you rely on credit? Credit’s an idol for many Christians. People put their trust in it and seek contentment in the use of it without thinking of the long-term consequences. Jesus said, No one can serve two masters, either you’ll hate the one and love […]

Wise Habits

Do you know the single most important money habit? Our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, knew how important it was. He said: There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. Wish I’d said that! To get a feel for your money habits, look at your […]

Define Your Goals

You’re a manager of God’s stuff. Do you know what’s required of you? ALL managers need goals. If you’re married, you have to adopt common goals – but it takes teamwork and lots of practice. I’ve been married 40 years, and I’ve learned a lot through failure. It wasn’t easy, but I learned that what […]

Your Money Story

What’s your money story? We’ve all got one! The problem most people have is NOT how they behave with money, it’s what they BELIEVE about it. And our beliefs are formed through experience. Your money story is influenced by the home you grew up in. How did your parents or the adults in your home […]

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