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Expectations vs. Encouragement

Do you speak words of encouragement to your children? Or do they feel unable to meet your expectations?  Sometimes we act as if we need to validate ourselves through our children. If we’re elevated spiritually by their achievements, then we’re also demoralized by their failures. Now, this shouldn’t be. Our identity should be in Christ, […]

Be Encouraged! Teach Your Children How to Buy Cars

Do your children know how to buy a car? Buying a car involves work, saving, and self-sacrifice. It takes discipline and determination. Teaching a young person how to buy wisely will impact them for the rest of their lives. First, establish a budget. Are they going to cover the cost or are you willing to […]

Prepare for the Days to Come

Are you prepared for the days ahead?  Proverbs 28:19-20 says: “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty. A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.” The squirrels have been preparing for winter on my […]

You’re Teaching Your Children

What are you teaching your children? A friend of mine loves teaching the Bible to children. One day, she and her grandson, Henry, were role-playing the story of Noah and the flood. She asked him as if he were Noah, “What are you doing, Noah?” Imitating God’s voice she then shouted, “Build the Boat!” Laughing […]

Dream Big

Do you have big dreams? Each of us is uniquely designed and created with a specific purpose. We’re given desires of things we want to accomplish here on earth and when we work as unto God, our work brings glory to Him. The Psalmist says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you […]

Observe, Assist Your Child in a Career Choice

Did you grow up with Dr. Seuss? Dr Seuss’s book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! says:  “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You’re on your own. And you know what you know.  And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to […]

Prepping Students for Financial Independence

Is your college student prepared to handle finances?  College is often the first-time young people are in control of their finances. Unfortunately, many are unprepared. Here’s how you can help. Create a reasonable budget together. Emphasize the dangers of credit cards and how using cash reduces frivolous spending. They may like the envelope system. TikTokers even […]

Save Money by Knowing Your Child

Did you know that understanding your child’s design can actually save you money? College freshmen often select majors that don’t match their interests. Many make the decision before they really know what to study. If they want to change their major it costs extra time and money! The solution is to know your children and […]

Single Moms Need Community

Nearly one third of single moms live in poverty. I highly respect moms who work hard to free themselves from government assistance and provide for their children. Single moms share common problems: limited resources, limited time, and limited community that they can trust. Some are rejected by their own family because they chose to have […]

Generational Impact

Are you a faithful radio listener? We’d been looking for used cars to replace our youngest son’s Camry. One Saturday, we drove to a dealership to see their inventory. We got in a nice used car with a salesman, and I turned on the radio. My Money Life was playing! What a surprise! Two days […]

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