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Starting a Budget

Have you been waiting to make a budget until you make just a littttlle more money? Have you had good intentions to save for retirement but it just hasn’t  happened? Or maybe you were going to rework your plan to get out of debt, but it was just never the right time. If you think […]

Created for God’s Purposes

Rick Warren says, “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” Thankfully, there IS a purpose to this life. In fact, “The Lord has made EVERYTHING for its specific purpose.” The Apostle Paul wrote “ For we are his workmanship, created in […]

Worship God in All You Do

Do you ever feel like you worship your work,  work at your play, and  play at your worship? This insight by Os Guinness is that probably many of us can relate to. Work was created by God to supply our physical needs. But, rather than seeing it as a necessary evil, we can approach work […]

Budgeting on Any Income

True or false – having more money would make budgeting a LOT easier. The correct answer is actually false! But if you have the attitude that you earn too little money to live on a budget, then unfortunately, you’ll probably never have enough. The truth is, you can’t afford not to have a budget! Christians should […]

A God of Order

Our God is a God of order.   The physical world he’s designed for us is well planned. The universe stays in its path because God ordered it so. Atoms stay together because God ordered them to.  Often we trust God for the major things like creation, but leave Him out completely when it comes […]

Keeping Financial Secrets in Marriage

Have you ever lied to your spouse about money? Did you know that keeping financial secrets from your spouse is like cheating? Family law attorney Steven Mindel says, “More marriages fall apart for financial reasons than for fidelity reasons…marriages are built on trust and anytime you breach the trust of the other party, it damages […]

A Danger of Abundance

C.S. Lewis said, “One of the dangers of having a lot of money is that you may be quite satisfied with the kinds of happiness money can give, and so fail to realize your need for God.” It’s easy to believe you don’t need God when you have plenty. But, did you know the majority […]

Dam or Sprinkler?

I recently heard that we handle money either as a dam or a sprinkler. A dam stores up water. A sprinkler, on the other hand, evenly distributes water across an entire area. Perhaps you’re a dam, storing up and only allowing the extra to trickle off the top. But, if you’re a sprinkler, you intentionally […]

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