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Helping Your Child Discover Their Vocation

Do you have young children? What do they want to be when they grow up? Today, Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett reminds parents that helping your child discover God’s plan for their life begins now.   Are you struggling with credit card debt? I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan […]

Your Reputation in Business

Are you full of good intentions but never making headway?  Henry Ford, said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” Our careers are highly dependent on the reputations we build. They’re established by our priorities. For believers, priorities must be founded outside of what the world calls ‘success’. Christ warned that […]

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 […]

Crazy Money! Joss Paper

It’s Crazy Money Day! What you believe is expressed in your use of money. Several years ago, I was invited to teach in Taiwan. Walking back to my hotel with my hosts, we passed what looked like street vendors along the sidewalk. Every 50 to 100 feet, crouched around a small stove with an open […]

Moving in America

Americans are moving. I visited my dentist back in January. The dental assistant was new, so I asked her to tell her story. Since I couldn’t talk, I learned a lot! She and her husband and two children recently relocated from California. She did extensive research on the “lower 48” states and by her criteria, […]

GAP Clause in Real Estate

Are you familiar with the ‘GAP clause’ in real estate? When home prices accelerate quickly, appraisals may not reflect current values. An appraisal gap clause is an addendum to a contract. It confirms that the buyer will cover any difference between a home’s appraised value and their offer. It gives sellers comfort in knowing a […]

Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

Are you struggling to make credit card payments? If you have a history of on-time payments you may be able to negotiate a better rate. Here’s how. Gather your current bill and call customer service. Be prepared to wait. Speak to a real person. If they don’t have the authority to make changes to adjust […]

Pride is a Financial Enemy

Pride is your financial enemy.  When preoccupied with what others think, you ignore Biblical financial principles. Pride prevents you from embracing a lifestyle of simplicity. Do you pay more to wear certain clothes, to drive certain cars, to eat at certain places, or to live in a certain neighborhood? Is it to impress others, elevate […]