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What Does the Bible Say About Debt? Wait Til You See

I end up turning to the Bible for a lot of questions in my life. After all, God has a lot more wisdom than I do, so why not tap into that knowledge? It seems that no matter what I’m dealing with I can find some answers within the pages of the Bible.

what does the bible say about debtA few years ago, I’m reviewing our finances and this question randomly pops into my head, What does the Bible say about debt?  The truth is it wasn’t a random thought at all. My wife and I were trying to get out of debt so the topic was weighing on our minds. I knew what I thought about debt but didn’t really know what God said. So I decided to give it a look.

What I found was a little surprising and served as a wake-up call. Not only that but at another level, it provided encouragement and hope. I realized there was a better path to take than the one I was on.

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How to Resolve the What Career Should I Have Dilemma

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Have you ever asked yourself the question, What career should I have?  If so, you know the answers aren’t that obvious. Coming to a decision about what career bests fits you can be quite a dilemma, no matter if you are right out of high school or in … [Continue reading]

Managing a Home While on Vacation: Do’s, Don’ts, & Money Saving Tips

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Enjoy this post today by Hank McKinsey, rental property owner and blogger at Homebyhank.com. Taking a vacation can be a fantastic way to relax and regroup from your daily and weekly routine. While vacations are exciting to prepare for, one thing … [Continue reading]

Here Are the Top 9 Bible Verses for Teens to Know

Hidden Nuggets Series #105 - Bible Verses for Teens to Know It’s challenging being a teen in today’s world. I should know – I have two of my own living in the house. Teens today face so many personal struggles and so many difficult life situations … [Continue reading]

Want to Deduct Your Homeowners Policy? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

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Owning a house comes with many responsibilities. You have to maintain the home, pay taxes, and in most cases, make monthly payments on your mortgage. Then there’s also the cost of home insurance. When it comes to reducing your monthly billable … [Continue reading]

The Hidden Step to Pay Off Debt You’ll Not Want to Miss

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If you are looking to pay off debt, the first place you’ll probably look is at your monthly expenses. That’s what my wife and I did when we wanted to pay off our mortgage early. We wanted to squeeze some extra money out of our budget. To do that we … [Continue reading]

The Most Important Reason You Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

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You’ve probably heard it said at some point, “Hey, do not worry about tomorrow. Focus on today and let the future take care of itself.” That’s not bad advice really. The older I get the more I’m realizing why. We all have things that affect our … [Continue reading]

Daddy Take the Wheel – Adventures With a 15-yr. Old Driver

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Carrie Underwood once famously sang, “Jesus take the wheel - cause I can’t do this on my own.” Recently I’ve gained a new appreciation for her imagery because my 15-year old was issued her learner’s permit. Yes, I can't believe it...she is learning … [Continue reading]

The Ultimate Guide on How to Make the Best Monthly Budget

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I’ve written a lot over the years on how to make a monthly budget. It’s really been important to me because creating and successfully living on a budget turned our life around. My wife and I would not be where we are financially had we not admitted … [Continue reading]

Living Through Tragedy When There Are No Answers

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I find myself again writing the most difficult of posts. Three years ago it was about one of my high school students who chose to take her own life. This time tragedy struck in our church youth group as on Tuesday we lost a 16-year old girl to the … [Continue reading]

Audience Alert: An Evolution Occurring at Luke1428

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Six months ago, I shared about going back to work to take on an administrative pastor role at my church. I was already the youth pastor there (still am), so I didn’t know how the time commitment for the new role would impact other areas of my life. I … [Continue reading]