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Should Christians Stay Completely Out of Debt?

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This is a sticky subject for Christians—or at least a very gray one—and it opens up a host of uncomfortable questions. In a world that runs on credit, how much should a believer take on? Should we go into debt at all? Is it possible for us to borrow money on a continuous basis and […]

How Do You Know When God Asks You to Give Up Your Treasure?

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I’m currently reading Pursuit of Godby A.W. Tozer.  I first read it eight years ago, but I wanted to re-read it because I remember how powerful it was at the time. If I had to choose only one book to recommend that will challenge you in your walk with God, it would be this book!  It will confront your idols […]

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way – Are You Guilty of Insider Trading?

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Yesterday was a big win for investors and the SEC.  Raj Rajaratnam, a hedge fund manager, was convicted on insider trading.  Over a 7-year period, it is estimated that Raj made nearly $60 million dollars from insider tips and information.  Raj managed one of the largest hedge funds in the world, staking claim to over […]

How to Honor God in the Workplace – A Business Owner With Integrity.

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Last time, we took a look at what God expects from a manager or supervisor. We also mentioned that there were two kinds (or responsibilities) of “employers” discussed in scripture. The second type of employer that the bible focuses on is the business owner. In some small companies, this can be the same as the […]

How to Honor God in the Workplace – A Command for Managers

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Last week we looked at 6 practical ways that employees could honor the Lord in the workplace. Now let’s turn our attention to the employer. Actually, there are two main types (or roles) of employers that the bible gives specific instruction about. The first would be the supervisor – the person who leads, gives instruction, […]

The #1 Thing You Should Do With Your Money (And Probably Don’t)

Personal Finance

If you’re into reading personal finance books, sites or blogs you will be inundated with free financial advice telling you to do all sorts of things. Most of these tips are very solid independent financial advice from people who care! What I love about the web is that you can find free financial advice on […]

Faith & Finances – Book Review

Book Reviews

Faith & Finances: In God We Trust A Journey to Financial Dependence Happy Cinco De Mayo!  I thought I’d celebrate with a book review! Once in a while a publisher or promotion specialist will email bloggers and ask for a review of their book in exchange for a free copy. One thing about me that […]

Should Christians Take a Vow of Poverty?

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Last week I wrote a couple posts on tithing that received some great comments. The first post on tithing set the stage for the second one, which really looked at How Much Should Christians Give? I won’t rehash it all, I suggest you read it, but basically the point we came up with was this: […]

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

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I know, this is a bit off my usual topic of money, but hey – it’s good to shake things up a bit. We’ve seen a lot of suffering in the world lately – devastation in Haiti, earthquakes all over the globe right now, extreme poverty and hunger and then of course diseases like cancer! […]

Miracle of Adoption

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This is a special weekend for us as we celebrate our daughter’s Adoption Day!

Labor Day Reflections on Work

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As we take a break from our labors this weekend, let’s reflect on why God gives us work and the ability to earn a living.

What Would You Do If MasterCard Called And Canceled Your Debt?

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I always get a kick out of watching kids use their imagination to play games.  My two-year old daughter is just getting to this pretending stage. Her new thing is to act like she’s sleeping when in the car and “wake up” and yell “Boo!” to scare us.  She gets a great laugh out of it every time and so do […]