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Economic Value of Community

Are you struggling financially? A trusted community is priceless when facing financial pain. They’ll hold up your arms when you’re weary and walk with you through financial challenges. Wise people can help us heal and grow strong. Don’t let pride keep you from moving forward and discovering what God has for you. Collapse yourself upon the […]

Cash Stuffing

Have you heard of “cash stuffing”? TikTokers are obsessed with a popular money-saving method called “cash stuffing.” The hashtag #cashstuffing has over 300 million views on TikTok. Thankfully people are discovering that using cash makes tracking and saving money easier. It’s a simple, free way to budget and form positive money habits. Cash Stuffing is […]

Responding to Loss

How God’s people respond to a financial loss should be very different than how the world responds to a loss. We learn a lot about ourselves when it happens. Today, Crown’ founder, the late Larry Burkett, tells the story of a successful real estate developer who lost everything during an economic downturn in the 70’s. […]

Traditional Burials

Have you made burial plans? Traditional burials can run close to $10,000 or more. Let’s examine some of the costs. Going through a funeral home can cost you $1,500. This includes the fee for a director, staff, and death certificates. If you want to prepare the body for viewing, it’s another $1,500, plus the cost […]

Love God – Not Money

God knows the heart.  Some people try to manipulate God for great gain. Take Simon, a professed convert to Christianity. In the Book of Acts, Simon watched Peter and John place their hands on a group of new believers, who then received the Holy Spirit. Simon offered the men money saying, “Give me also this […]

Dam or Sprinkler?

Are you a dam or a sprinkler? I once heard that we handle money either like a dam or like a sprinkler. A dam stores up water. Whereas a sprinkler evenly distributes water across an entire area. Perhaps you are a dam, storing up and only allowing the extra to trickle off the top. If […]

Have Debt-Free Fun This Summer!

Thinking you can’t save money and have fun this summer?  During stressful times, it’s easy to spend money to escape and just have some fun. However, it’s always important to spend less than you earn. No matter how you’re feeling emotionally, avoid spending your savings – especially emergency savings. Money put aside gives margin and […]

Priorities in Business

A business can have eternal impact.   In every area of Christian service, we need to establish priorities. We can quickly become so involved with the “urgent” things of this world that we neglect the important things. Let’s take a business for example. Early on, the urgent thing is to make payroll. Later it becomes urgent […]

Fulfill Your Vows

Do you take your vows seriously? The Bible makes it very clear that a vow or promise of any kind is not to be taken lightly. Once we’ve given our word, it becomes a binding contract to be fulfilled. So, before agreeing to any terms, we must carefully consider the consequences. This concept is rarely […]

The Purpose of Money in Your Life

What’s the purpose of money in your life? The decisions you make reflect what’s really important to you. This is especially true with decisions involving money. Money exists to help you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. However, if used improperly, it can hinder that purpose. The prophet Obadiah, in 1 Kings 18, understood his […]