The late Larry Burkett wrote, “If I had to identify the area of Christian finances that is least understood, it would be inheritance. Not only do people wreck their lives by hoarding, but they also wreck the lives of their children and grandchildren with abundant inheritance.” I have to admit that Burkett got my attention. […]
photo credit: Jesus Vivas Irvin Smith was more than a father-in-law to me. I would like to believe that I was more than a son-in-law to him. He lived an unpretentious life: a “real” Christian man who demonstrated his faith instead of preaching it. Irvin was utterly devoted to his wife and to his two […]
Losing your job is more than just losing a source of income. It often brings on a loss of self esteem, especially with men, who too often equate work with identity. Extended periods of unemployment can bring on shame, hopelessness and depression.
photo credit: Itinerant Tightwad 1Co 10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. Surely Not Me Paul was writing to a culture where people worshipped wood and stone statues. Of course the statues weren’t innately evil, but believing they had power to do only what God can do (good weather, good crops, give children, etc.) is […]
photo credit: aWee Dave Ramsey calls it a Love File, and, because I can’t think of a better name, I do too. What am I talking about? Ask yourself this question, “If I was to die unexpectedly, would my spouse know where to find the important documents she would need?”