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I give up! (Doing it my way)

Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, no matter how many hours you work, you just can seem to get on top of your finances? You are not alone. But I am here to give you good news, but you have to be open to receive it, because it is not conventional nor popular....

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How Should We View Tax Refunds?

Should I Tithe off My Tax Refund? I am often asked this question as I travel and teach, and I appreciate the heart through which this question is generally asked. What is a tax refund? The answer is in the question— a refund. A refund of what? A portion of the taxes...

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Changing the World, One Less Episode at a Time

I will admit, my family and I have fully embraced technology; however, we do not currently own self-driven cars. We enjoy modern conveniences such as depositing checks via phone photo (one of my favorites), having free video chats with loved ones across the country,...

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Christians Conquering Credit, Part 4

The Strategy to Stay out of Debt The experience of struggling to re-aligning their finances, attacking their debt, and making sacrifices for a period time in order to achieve their goal of being debt-free is enough motivation to never get in debt again for many...

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Christians Conquering Credit, Part 3

  Getting on the same page Couples must be on the same financial page in order to be debt free; this rarely happens automatically. Please do not assume that your great love for each other will translate to seeing eye-toeye in regards to finances. There is clear...

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Christians Conquering Credit, Part 2

Commitment time One major challenge with credit card use is that they can be used privately. For the Christian who has decided to become free from debt, it is absolutely necessary to declare your commitment to someone that you unquestionably trust. Ask that person to...

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Christians Conquering Credit, Part 1

Most Christians are aware that being in debt is troublesome. Perhaps they’ve experienced the onerous late fees, over-the-limit fees, and interest charges that seem to boost their debt balance to new heights. For some, the thought of ever being debt-free is a seemingly...

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Do This One Thing and Improve Your Finances This Year

This time of year is crowded with lists, ambitions, goals and resolutions. I’m a huge advocate for written goals. I’m also witness to far too many individuals abandoning their New Years resolutions and commitments simply from being overwhelmed in the enormity of new...

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The Bible As Financial Counsel

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God. We read the Bible to learn about God. We go to the Bible to find His plan for salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. Many search through Psalms for comfort, Ephesians for spiritual armour, and...

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How to Avoid Having Regrets

For many individuals, regrets are realized years, or even decades later in life. One may look back on their life and wish they would have spent more time with their family; another may regret having neglected his health for so many years – to his own hurt. For the...

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Why We Don’t Save, And How to Change That!

According to the Federal Reserve’s Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2014, 47% of households indicate that they would have great difficulty handing an unexpected $400 expense.[1]   No one likes unexpected expenses. There are plenty of other...

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Whose Wealth?

Your view of the one who owns the money you manage greatly impacts how you handle money.  If we view money as something we own outright, we will then utilize it for our own purposes and pleasures.  Our purposes and pleasures are highly weighted toward the temporal. Of...

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The Night is Far Spent, the Day is at Hand

Scripture urges us to acknowledge that our salvation is nearer than when we believed (Rom. 13:11), but many of us live as if we have all the time in the world. We reason that we will have time to share the gospel with a lost soul later, when we are more prepared; that...

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Looking Forward to The Judgment Seat of Christ

  It takes some effort and imagination to picture yourself standing before Jesus Christ, God the Son; the One who loved you and delivered you from the law of sin and death. I believe we see in Scripture that God indeed wants us thinking about being with Him in...

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The Difference Citizenship Makes!

One of the often overlooked truths in Scripture is our citizenship. If you happen to own a passport, that document may allow you to travel to other countries, while identifying the country in which you have citizenship. When I travel to Australia, I am physically in...

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Pick up a sword, claim a promise!

God Promised the Children of Israel an Inheritance of a land dripping with Milk and Honey- The Abrahamic Covenant. When they reached the Jordan and were about to go claim their lands as inheritance (God's promise) The Lord commanded them to go and possess the land,...

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Christmas Treasures!

Wise men seeking the King of the Jews traveled from the East to bring treasures to Emmanuel, Christ with us. These were gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh; no doubt valuable gifts given in worship , ascribing worth to the Newborn King! Being told by the Angel of...

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Four Things Christians Need to Know About Money

I had the privilege of teaching the Freshmen class at West Coast Baptist College this morning, and I wanted to share the outline of that session with you here: To have victory and peace in the area of finances, it's important that the Christian understand the...

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Thinking of Eternity Makes a Difference Today

When a loved one who is saved goes home to be with the Lord, we know they are no longer in their fleshly body which may lay in a casket. We know (because God's Word tells us) that they are in the presence of the Lord. This homecoming should cause us to think of...

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