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Do You Want to be Debt Free?

Where do you stand on the concept of debt? It is huge issue in our culture today with proponents pushing both sides of the debate. And probably no Biblical issue about money has been more widely and passionately discussed than this one. We can all … [Continue reading]

In All Labor There is Profit (Proverbs 14:23)

We have been working our way through the seven core concepts or themes found in the Bible that deal with the topic of money. Today, its time for us to go to work, so grab your lunch pail and your tool belt. Here we go. There is an interesting … [Continue reading]

Can Two Walk Together and Bring Financial Success?

My wife is really different than me. She is outgoing, a get-things-done-now driver, and loves to save money. I'm more reserved, prefer to take my time with decisions, and love to spend money. Despite our different personality types, we really … [Continue reading]

Successful Relationships Bring Financial Success (Part I)

The Bible is full of relationship issues. In the first 13 chapters of Genesis alone we see a man who can’t say “no” to a woman when offered a piece of fruit; the murder of a sibling; a man deciding it was OK to marry more than one wife; humanity's … [Continue reading]

Count the Cost: Stick to the Plan to Win (Part 3 – Luke 14:28)

All of us want to finish our lives with honor and dignity. We want to look back over the years that we have been privileged to live hear on earth with a sense of pride, accomplishment and satisfaction that our lives have been well spent. We want to … [Continue reading]

Count the Cost: Find a Plan to Win (Part 2 – Luke 14:28)

Recently, a few miles from where I live, a house was sold for a minor sum of money after sitting vacant for years. The buyer, instead of choosing to live in the property, had the house bulldozed to the ground. Now this doesn’t seem like that uncommon … [Continue reading]

Count the Cost: Follow a Plan to Win (Part 1- Luke 14:28)

In Luke 14:25-33, Jesus is encouraging his followers to count the great personal cost it will take for each of them to truly be his disciple. He is trying to explain that in the very near future he is going to be crucified and in order for them to … [Continue reading]

Giving is Part of Our Nature

I love Christmas! Always have. As a young child, it meant a trip to my grandparents’ house in Indiana for a week with the extended family - grandma and grandpa, mom, dad, aunts, uncles, and cousins all crammed together in the same house. Now, I’m … [Continue reading]

The Earth Is God’s and I Am His Steward

seagulls saying the word "Mine"

This is the first post in the "Core Concept" series. My wife and I have the privilege of raising four great kids. At the time of this writing they range in age from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade. So, for all you parents out there, you can imagine … [Continue reading]