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Expectations vs Reality

11 hours. That’s how long Leslie had spent trying to recreate the perfect Christmas cookies that she had seen on Pinterest. When she began the project, she had a very vivid picture of what they should look like. But her expectations and reality were two different things!

Well, I think most of us experience frustrations like this – when our expectations – and reality – don’t match up!

Has this ever happened to you with your finances? You think you have it all together, that you can have the house, the car, the retirement plan and the education funded as planned. But then reality hits and you’re falling behind.

It’s good to make goals for your life and finances. But don’t give up when you face disappointment.

Learn what the Bible has to say about your finances – and how to take practical steps to get there – by downloading the Money Map at