A popular little book has the title, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff!”

While there is certainly truth to that—don’t make a mountain out of mole hill, don’t major in the minors… we also challenge you not to miss the little things that can change lives!

In This Episode, We Look At:

The Tongue

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

What a difference a kind word can make in someone else’s life!

How often are we preoccupied with our own cares and easily miss the opportunity to simply say a kind word.

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver

Time

James Boswell, the famous biographer of Samuel Johnson, often referred to a special day in his childhood when his father took him fishing. The day was fixed in his adult mind, and he often reflected upon many of the things his father had taught him in the course of their fishing experiences together.

It occurred to someone much later to check the journal that Boswell’s father kept and determine what had been said about the fishing trip from the parental perspective. Turning to that date, the reader found only one sentence entered: “Gone fishing today with my son; a day wasted.”

Treasure

You may receive a cost-of-living pay increase of 2% and think it no big deal.

Contact your HR Dept and increase your 401(k) contributions by that same 2%.

A 2% increase on a $5,000 monthly income is $100 per month.

Because it is pre-tax, every dollar goes into that 401(k).

That could grow into an additional $500,000 in retirement for a 30 year old!

Pay off debt quickly

Most of us have heard the coffee example (brew at home).

While it won’t make you rich, taking that $2 a day (week days) and adding it to your minimum payment on a $2,000 credit card balance will pay it off in 36 months instead of 10 years.

Resources and Links:

Christians Conquering Credit, Part 3, Blog post by Tim Rosen

Improve Your Faith and Finances:

We encourage you to be mindful of the seemingly small things in your life that have the potential to do great good to both yourself and others.

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