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2020 Goals That Will Make This the Best Decade Ever 

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Boom! Just like that, it's over. In a few days we are set to close out a whole decade and begin a new one. By some accounts, we just experienced the best decade ever. Could bigger and better be yet to come? I believe so. But that bigger and better … [Continue reading]

If You Do Anything This Year, Please Consider Receiving This Gift

“…the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 6:23 How are those Christmas gifts working out for you? What level of satisfaction are you receiving from them? Wish you had received something else? Gifts are awesome! My … [Continue reading]

A Christmas Memory That Still Challenges Me to This Day

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I really do love the Christmas season. I know it's hectic, that travel is often a nightmare and that the weather can sometimes wreck your plans. Each of those issues may bring back a Christmas memory you’d rather not recall. Despite all that, I … [Continue reading]

What Does God Want Me to Do with My Life?

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At some point you’ve probably asked the question, What does God want me to do? You may have asked that in relation to your life in general or because of some problem or big decision you were facing. Either way, it's a difficult question to answer. … [Continue reading]

15 Bible Verses to Remind Us to Be Thankful

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I'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 … [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]