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Savings Day – Meet Goals With Saving Challenges

Did you know you’re a manager of God’s stuff? It’s required in stewards that we be found faithful. That means knowing what we’re supposed to do and following through with that knowledge. God’s provided plenty of instruction because He loves us. We can study the Bible to learn what our management should look like. One […]

Crazy Money! $850,000 Burned Out House

It’s Crazy Money Day! Last month, a Bay Area home drew cash offers over $850,000! Inventory can’t keep up with demand. The median sale price for homes in the Bay Area ran $1.3 million in July, more than $700 a square foot. In Santa Clara County, most homes sold within eight days. Now this particular […]

Gratitude In Hard Times

Are you giving thanks in everything?  It can be difficult to cultivate gratitude when going through financially hard times. Pretending to be grateful when you’re not isn’t spiritual. It’s hypocritical. It’s good to sincerely look for reasons to be grateful. Even thanking God with empty hands can strengthen us enough to keep going. It puts […]

Financial Humility

Are you worried about your status? If you’re worried about your status, it could be related to pride. Many people strive for the best in life, but greed is closely linked to status, and status is all about pride. After all, doesn’t “keeping up with the Joneses” prove that you’re just as successful as they […]

Financial Pride

Do you have financial pride? We have God to thank for giving us abilities, education, health, and opportunities. Just know that if you have enough money that worry’s not a problem for you, pride may be hovering nearby, waiting to swallow you whole. Moses warned the Israelites: “Beware that you do not forget the Lord your […]

Savings Day – Save and Live Without Fear

Save now and reduce your  fear! A spirit of fear has gripped the hearts of many people across the world. There’s a fear of Covid, job loss, inflation and in America, depreciating retirement plans. 25 million older Americans are financially insecure. Half of those 55 and older have nothing saved. Many only have $10,000 set […]

Obstacles to Financial Progress

Are you facing obstacles to your financial progress?  Today, Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett, takes a look at some of those obstacles and how to overcome them.    Now if you’re struggling with credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan specifically for you. For more information call […]

Be Vulnerable With Financial Pain

Your financial stress is not uncommon. Sharing financial stress takes courage. The enemy wants to isolate you and convince you that you’re a failure. Rebuke those lies and turn to the Lord. We all need the Body of Christ. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians, chapter 1, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus […]

Financial Promises in Proverbs

Did you know the Proverbs help us prepare for economic ups and downs?  I have a close friend who manages his family’s business. In the early ’80s, the business experienced extreme stress. He grew very concerned about the global economic slowdown. His father was considered very wise by all who knew him. He had founded […]

See To the Needs of Your Family

Are you generous with God and your family?  We’re commanded to give generously but not at the expense of caring for our family’s needs. The Apostle Paul said, “if anyone does not provide for his relatives, especially for members of his household, he’s denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” (1 Timothy 5:8) […]