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Life’s Challenges

The gift of less to lose

One of the best gifts God ever gave me was getting to a point where I had less to lose. I am not trying…

Living My Faith

Dishonest scales

When I step on the bathroom scale, I generally don’t like the readout. I’ve tried pulling myself up a little with the towel bar…

Living My Faith

Is following God like eating boiled brussels sprouts?

My mother is a good cook, so I enjoyed almost everything she made when I was a kid. But every once in a while…

Living My Faith

What do you have?

A man was visiting a Texas landowner. After dinner the landowner took the man out on the front porch to show him the view….

Living My Faith

How to Weed out Our Worries

How do we weed out the worries of life so that what God wants to grow in our garden can thrive?

Living My Faith

A Fresh Start: For Your Money

When accumulating more and more money becomes the center of our universe, we end up with darkness, worry, and eventual loss. But when we seek God first, satisfying our hearts with the presence and promises of God, money finds its rightful place in our lives. Our loving Father can become our true treasure, freeing us from serving money and allowing us to use it wisely.

Life’s Challenges

Worth the pain

Last week lots of people were putting their 2019 recap on social media. When I think of 2019, a C.S. Lewis quote comes to…

Life’s Challenges

Diversify

These are great days for the concept of diversity. Universities offer diversity studies. Consulting firms provide facilitators who provide diversity training for executives and…

Life’s Challenges

Magnificat: Not too big to fail

During the 2008 economic meltdown, Americans were treated to the spectacle of the government’s decision that certain financial firms were “too big to fail,”…

Life’s Challenges

Saving money God’s way

As recently as the mid-1980s, Americans were saving money at a 10 percent rate. That is, for every $100 they grossed, they would save…

Who is God?

God isn’t broke

The most obvious beneficiaries of the financial gifts of Christians are their churches, schools, and charitable ministries. That’s where the gifts become visible. But…

Living My Faith

“Sell Everything You Have”

Do we really need to sell everything we have and give to the poor in order to get into heaven?