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15 Bible Verses to Remind Us to Be Thankful

thankful bible versesI’m am thankful Bible verses exist to keep me thinking the right way. I often forget how many things I have to be thankful for. It’s much easier for me to let the worries and frustrations of life overshadow all the blessings I enjoy. But doing that often enough only produces a spirit of ingratitude.

So how do I fight against my tendencies?

First off, I have to remind myself routinely to let go of the negative. Nothing good comes when I daily choose to focus on all that is wrong with my life or the world.

But an even more powerful strategy is to meditate on the concept of thankfulness. And the source that I constantly turn to for that is the Bible.

I’d like to share with you my favorite Bible verses about giving thanks. Most are simply stand alone verses that express thankfulness to God for what he has done or is doing. King David was really good at that, as you will see from the multiple selections from the book of Psalms.

What’s great about these verses is that they really don’t need commentary. The message or challenge in each verse is pretty clear.  [Continue reading]

How to Invest 1,000 Dollars at Age 18

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A while back, I had a conversation with a former student of mine who is looking to invest in the stock market. He was in college and had some money sitting around that he didn't need for school. He wanted to know how to invest 1,000 dollars and … [Continue reading]

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Remodeling Costs

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The first house my wife and I owned was brand spanking new - right out of the box. We walked in to fresh paint, clean carpets, new appliances and a cute little covered porch right off the back door. Everything was so perfect. We had no home … [Continue reading]

How to Save One Thousand Dollars in a Month

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Are you serious about getting out of debt and building a strong financial future? If so, then you must save money on a regular basis. The best part is you don’t have to begin with much. All you need to do for starters is to save one thousand dollars. … [Continue reading]

How Much We Pay Our Kids For Chores

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If you've ever wondered how much to pay kids for chores you are not alone. It's a question my wife and I have wrestled with again and again. I've mentioned before why we don’t give our kids allowances. I’m not giving them money just for existing. It … [Continue reading]

3 Reasons A Good Name Is Better Than Riches (Proverbs 22:1)

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“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.” - Proverbs 22:1 Have you ever thought about the status of your name? Would you say it is good? Do you even care how those around you view your … [Continue reading]

13 Encouraging Bible Verses for Men

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Let’s face it - men need encouragement. We try to act tough like we can handle everything on our own. But if we are honest, we need to be lifted up just like anyone else. So it’s a good thing there are many encouraging Bible verses for men from which … [Continue reading]

20 Flexible Part Time Jobs For College Students

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Every fall about this time, parents are gearing up to send their kids back to school. In some cases, that means sending them to college. It's an expensive proposition putting a child through college. But there are so many part time jobs for college … [Continue reading]

How to Manage Your Side Hustle and Family Life So You Don’t Go Insane

There may come a time in your life where you want to or need to create a side hustle to earn extra income. It can be many things depending on your skills and the depth of your need. Regardless of what you choose, it will be something you do on the … [Continue reading]

Kids, Money and High School Graduation Day

In a few hours, my firstborn child will walk across a stage and receive her high school diploma. It’s been 18 years in the making and now we are here. One of the milestone days any parent looks forward to. It seems like only yesterday. … [Continue reading]

The 3 Main Advantages of a Debit Card

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Are there advantages of a debit card that makes them better than using a credit card? Debate rages sometimes in the personal finance world over which one of these payment options is better. I see how both can be used responsibly to assist people … [Continue reading]