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Fruits of the Spirit – Faithfulness

Oswald Chambers said, “With Christ, it is not how much we give, but what we do not give that is the real test.” Are you holding on to something that God has asked you to let go of? The world says success means more money, more fame or more power. But in God’s Kingdom, success […]

Choosing a Joyful Christmas

CS Lewis observed years ago  that Christmas had become a commercial enterprise, but you can choose to ignore materialism and joyfully celebrate the birth of our Savior. Do you join in what CS Lewis called the “merry-making and hospitality” of Christmas or in what he described as the “annual symptom of that lunatic condition…in which […]

Fruits of the Spirit – Love

“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.” Remember that Beatles song? They were right…you can’t buy love! People confuse money and wealth! But, the greatest wealth we’ll ever know is the love of God demonstrated in the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. Nothing else comes close to that! As […]

Black Friday Preparation

Did you know that Black Friday isn’t as popular as it used to be? Americans have figured out that they can find deals anywhere, anytime! New research shows fewer people plan to shop Black Friday this year. Discounts are more spread out – in stores and online – so buyers can shop at their convenience […]

Getting Financially Fit

How would you describe your physical fitness? How about your financial fitness? Did you know there’s a connection? At some point, we’ve probably all had to face that fact that we needed to get in better shape. That includes our bodies and bank accounts! And you know what that means! The D word: Discipline. The […]

Borrowing for Home Repairs

Have you ever decided to fix something at your house and then end up making 6 trips to Home Depot or Lowes to complete the job? Thanks to Fixer Upper and HGTV, a lot of people are renovating their homes. Some are making updates to their own homes, while others are trying to flip an […]

Debt’s Spiral – Larry Burkett

Are you a struggling young couple? Today, the late Larry Burkett shares from his experience counseling young couples as they encounter financial pressures. If you’re not sure how to do that, you’ll find lots of good help at crown.org. And if you or your children are considering a career switch, or want to know what […]

Student Loan Debt

Are you considering a student loan for a college education? Think again! According to the Pew Research Center, Americans with student loan debt lag behind in wealth accumulation, home ownership, and general economic well-being. They struggle to tithe, support charities, or live out the generosity to which God is calling them. Listen to the implications […]

Overspending on Sports Events

How much do you think it costs the average family of 4 to attend an NFL game? If you guessed $500, you’re right! That includes four tickets, small beverages, hot dogs, parking and two cheap hats. Wow! Attending a National Hockey League or NBA game costs somewhere around $300s, and a Major League Baseball game […]

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