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How to Get the Most Out of Christmas

I know stores already have decorations on display, but for me, Saturday, December 1st will officially begin the start of the 2012 Christmas season. In the next 25 days, we will attempt to cram more into each 24-hour day than is usually desirable. For … [Continue reading]

The Best Food Budget Ever

What would it be like if you could go 40 days without food? If you could, that would seriously put you ahead on your monthly food budget. In my family of six, I estimate approximately six weeks of no grocery shopping or going to restaurants would put … [Continue reading]

5 Articles Worth Your Time

Here are five articles I read this week that you might find interesting. I Believe and Am Thankful. (This article is from Erick Erickson, editor of RedState.com. He discusses 1) Marco Rubio's response/dodge to an evolution question from GQ … [Continue reading]

God Is Doing This For You Today (Psalm 23)

Perhaps no passage of Scripture is more familiar than Psalm 23. Here, I’ll get you started - “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” Here's the rest. What follows below is not my attempt to improve on God’s written Word. I think He did a … [Continue reading]

Snickers Isn’t the Only Thing That Satisfies

Around 3:00 pm this Thursday afternoon, I expect to be settling down into the leather reclining love seat in my living room for my annual post Thanksgiving Day meal ritual. Kids will be running around the house, there will be the noise of dishes … [Continue reading]

Why the Rich (And Maybe All Of Us) Can’t Sleep

So, you have finally accomplished your financial dreams. Through sheer hard work and sacrifice you are now able to live comfortably. You have enough money stored up so that you can purchase anything your heart desires. Your problems are over, or … [Continue reading]

Have a Dream? You’ll Have to Change This

Daily schedules can be an exhausting grind. We wake up, hit the morning home routine and life doesn’t stop all day…kids to school…rush hour traffic...(some of you are worn out already)…hectic, mentally draining work-day…kid pickup from school…rush … [Continue reading]

A Simple Answer to Election Results (and Other Life Decisions)

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On Tuesday, President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House by defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. President Obama prevailed despite a laundry list of national challenges that were present in his first four years in office. Here … [Continue reading]

Forget Me Not

"For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever." - Psalm 9:18 It has been a horrific week in the northeast. In case you missed it, Hurricane Sandy ripped through New Jersey and New York, … [Continue reading]

Of Marathons and Money: Recovery Week Edition

Recovery. It begins the moment you cross the finish line. First step, take the shiny, thermal blanket to stay warm. Then, keep walking…drink…eat…stretch. Once you are home, it’s hot tub soak…eat and drink some more…and Tylenol PM so you can sleep. … [Continue reading]

Of Marathons and Money: Post Race Edition

Success! I completed the Atlanta Marathon Sunday morning in 4:07:54. That time ended up being a 9:23 pace per mile which I was really satisfied with. A 9:30 pace had been my goal. The weather was in the mid-50s and cloudy. We ended up running through … [Continue reading]