Perhaps you’ve heard. A new president takes office this week. The changes may seem radical to you or not, but with every change in an
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ~Harry Truman. What are you reading this year? Or perhaps the better question: Are you
We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.~Chuck Swindoll. Truth, half-truth, part-truth, no truth, facts, opinions, wishes, spin.
It’s been an incredible year. Believe it or not, we’ve been on this COVID, political, election, economical journey for nearly a year! For most of
As we try to settle into 2021, there is a myriad of thoughts on most Americans’ minds. Forget the standard New Year’s resolutions. Who’s in
It’s Monday. Think about your day — and thus your week — so far. Are you already frustrated, overwhelmed or dazed? Emails, TV, app notifications,
Many of you remember the beautiful and fitting speech Oprah gave at the Golden Globes in 2018. One of the best I’ve heard, but one
While the world reels from COVID-19 and the U.S. stumbles through an election morass that has yielded division and discord, there is a beacon on
Well, we’re here. Election Day 2020. The campaigning is over, but be sure the craziness won’t end when the polls close tonight. But you can
The sun will rise again, and we will move on. ~Unknown. The good news is that it should end on Tuesday. The bad news is
“Don’t place eternal hope in temporary kingdoms.” ~Daniel Grothe, pastor New Life Church. I understand there is an election coming up. Yes, I voted, and
Writing things down is always a plus. We write on the back of napkins, bills, scratch paper, business card and even on our hands. Often, we throw those notes, reminders or numbers away (or wash them off our hands), unfortunately often without ever referring back to them.
Money is neither good nor evil, but how you manage, spend and handle that money are direct reflections of your character, your behavior and your values. Billy Graham said: “Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.”
If you want to see clearly in 2020, glance backwards and focus forward.
If you knew then what you know now, what would you have done differently 4-5 months ago? That is still valuable insight, so don’t disregard it.
No, you aren’t going crazy!
Bizarre times can breed distraction, bad decisions, frustration and confusion. But it’s not a time to be hasty, whimsical or anxious. It’s a time to set yourself apart and be reasonable in a chaotic and topsy-turvy world.
Here are some sanity reminders when the crazy gets going.
Yes, there are more important things than getting more money. Absolutely. Learning to manage your money, however, is essential to eliminating stress and anxiety in that life.
What’s more important than money? Click the link to read a short list of things that are critical to your future, even more than acquiring more money.
You don’t have to be stressed about your money. Here are 5 easy ways to stop the money stress and start to live the life of your dreams.
It’s amazing how often we try everything in our toolbox. And, then, when we can’t fix it or control it or overcome it…we turn to prayer. Is it a matter of forgetfulness, pride that we can handle it without God or just our fast-paced lives that want the instant gratification we believe we won’t get from praying?
What would change in your life if you took the next five minutes to pray about that unique challenge?
The signs are developing before our eyes and those signs are bubbling to the top in dramatic fashion.
But the key for you and me is to create good out of the bad and to be prepared. It was Walt Disney who said in a previous economic downturn: “I’ve heard there’s going to be a recession. I’ve decided not to participate.” Heed the signs and plan accordingly.
You can survive the approaching storm.
You have a choice on the road you take. Some roads are easier than others, so count the cost before you start your journey.
Never choose the road just because it’s the road for your friend, your dad, your co-worker or even your pastor. Choose the road for you. Indeed, it will make all the difference.
Believe me, you have a point. You’ve made it in conversation, on Facebook, in your rants, in the grocery store and at church. It’s evident
God doesn’t cause chaos and confusion, but he certainly speaks in the midst of it.
The shaking has begun and God is trying to get our attention. It’s incumbent on each of us to find out what He may be saying to us.
“Crises are part of life. Everybody has to face them, and it doesn’t make any difference what the crisis is.” ~Jack Nicklaus We’re spending some time
In recent weeks, it’s become evident that if you want to reach a goal, a dream or even change your life, it requires adopting a different perspective and different outlook on life. There’s always a price to pay, a sacrifice and a journey. Generally, that journey takes us outside of our comfort zone and requires a change in mindset and direction.
You have this moment, this snapshot in time. Embrace it!
In reality, tomorrow depends more on today than today depends on tomorrow.
What will you do with it?
2020: The funky year.
Stay tuned. Funky will continue, sports — or some semblance of it — will return, you’ll still have to clip your toenails in six months and 2021 is coming…soon.
Don’t wait for tough times to arrive because they are inevitable.
Health, family, finances and faith. These are the important four walls of everyone’s lives.
We live in a gimme-gimme-gimme, what-can-you-do-for-me society. Many people today are in search of a handout, and leaders and politicians often seem eager to cooperate.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~John
Here are seven principles you’ll find in the Bible that you can make the basis or your money journey. Whether it’s retirement, saving, giving, getting out of debt or just your perspective on money, you’ll find a strong foundation in these precepts and fundamentals.
It’s been a long year this month. We’ve watched as spring turned to summer and lockdown became safer-at-home. We’ve transitioned from fear to chaos to
Don’t allow Monday to drag you down. Instead, kickstart your week with a fresh, new approach. Pick out a couple of our suggestions here to help turn Monday from dread and fear to confidence and amazement.
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. ~1 Timothy
Whether you call it scary, exciting or unsettling, one thing is for sure: The world is going through a mammoth transformation. These are days you
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
The current coronavirus situation has caused many of us to change perspectives, alter our direction and even change professions. Though we couldn’t have foreseen the
You can get more from the Table of Contents of some books than if you read others from cover to cover. Well, that’s my story
Money and the Bible.
The Bible is clear and provides plenty of guidelines, criteria and direction on how to deal with money. Financial coaches like Larry Burkett, Ron Blue and Dave Ramsey are wise men, but they regularly mirror and echo what is found in scripture.
Read the complete article to find out more about what the Bible says about your money.
There’s nothing new under the sun, but you can never stop learning. That’s a paradox of sorts, but it’s true nonetheless. Often, old knowledge in
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Turn the tables. Give more to the world today than you take out. You will bless others, energize yourself and please God all at the same time!
Despite the nastiness and ridiculousness around us, there are still some good things in the world today. Celebrate the good stuff. Celebrate the little things. Take a moment and enjoy nature, the sounds and the scenes.
And have a bowl of ice cream!
God doesn’t care about your talents, your abilities, your credentials, your accomplishments or how big a house you have or how many cars you own. None of that matters in the big picture—only your willingness and availability. If you still think your education is a big deal, read the scripture at the top of this blog entry.
..but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance
Stop worrying about what can go wrong and get excited about what can go right! ~Unknown. We get so worked up over little things. The
“It’s not whether you got knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” ~Vince Lombardi. The end is only the beginning. This cornavirus environment has brought
Spread the word, the cashless society is coming and so is the end of the world. Just not yet.
It’s a little late to chime in with righteous indignation about how close we are though. Going cashless is simply not much of an inconvenience to most of us, but it’s more about the symbolic snapshot and the state of the times.
It’s time to get a grip folks. In recent days, it’s become even more evident: Life has changed. People have changed. Circumstances have changed.
Or, have they? Take a look at these 4 Things we must address this week!
Everyone has them, right? The things other people do that we just can’t seem to cope with. The things that are fingernails on a chalkboard to you! The things that get your dander up!
You might want to read the full story. YOU may just be one of mine!
You can learn a lot when you ask the right questions. Especially when you are honest with yourself about the answers. But it’s not enough to answer the questions. The big question is what you will do with the answers.
Once you answer these questions, you will have an opportunity to take the next step. Remember, to change your life, you must change your priorities and habits. These questions will get you started on that journey and help you to identify areas of your life that you can adjust or modify.
Yes, the coronavirus carousel continues, and it seems as though the operator can’t find the “stop” button. But the good news is that you can get off any time you want! It’s a simple decision, really. And perhaps you’ll find yourself laughing rather than suffocating under the cacophony of noise around you.