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Saturday, April 30, 2016

When Feeling Annoyed

When Feeling AnnoyedFools show their annoyance at once. Prov. 12:16 (NIV)

5 Awkward Conversations for Teens to Have With Parents

5 Awkward Conversations for Teens to Have With Parents“As a teenage Christ-follower, I want to share with you five awkward and sanctifying conversations I believe every teenager and parent should have.”

On Target

On Target – “Boycotts make us forget we are living in Babylon. We are not in Jerusalem anymore, if we ever were. We are the minority, a faithful remnant.”

When Did Each of the Biblical Patriarchs Live and Die?

When Did Each of the Biblical Patriarchs Live and Die?Justin Taylor has developed an interesting chart on the topic.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Our Bodies Are Important to God

Our Bodies Are Important to God - Why what you eat matters.

Does It Matter if I Attend Church Regularly?

9 Things You Should Know About Jehovah’s Witnesses

9 Things You Should Know About Jehovah’s Witnesses“When he died last week at the age of 57, pop singer Prince was arguably the most famous Jehovah’s Witness in the world. Here are nine things you should know about the obscure religious group that emerged from the Bible Student movement in the late 1870s.”

Why Jesus’ Skin Color Matters

Why Jesus’ Skin Color Matters“That he was an ethnic minority shapes how we minister today.”

Die to Your Flesh and Live

Die to Your Flesh and Live – “We understand what it means to have weak flesh, don’t we? But we also find our weak flesh to be powerful, opposing our willing spirit’s intentions and resolve to follow Jesus in the obedience of faith (Galatians 5:17; Romans 1:5). Fighting it is a daily struggle. What do we prayerfully watch for to escape the power of our weak flesh?”


9 Marks of a Christian Family

9 Marks of a Christian Family – “What makes a Christian family distinct from a non-Christian one?”

7 Questions About Transgender People, Answered

7 Questions About Transgender People, Answered - “What social science research we have on transgender people and gender dysphoria is limited, but it does not support the agenda of trans activists.”

Satan’s Strategies

Satan’s Strategies“Here is a kind of security check on Satan’s strategies.”

Governed by Bad News or Good News?

Governed by Bad News or Good News? “But we must resist the temptation to be governed by the bad news around us. We must not act as though this is a terrible time to be alive as a Christian in America because the opposite is true.”


Parchments

ParchmentsYou’ve probably never thought about this before: How much did it cost Paul to write an epistle? It was no small thing.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How Do You Explain the Trinity to Children?

How Do You Explain the Trinity to Children? – Russell Moore gives a good suggestion for children and makes a great application for adults.

College Kids Say the Darnest Things - Sexual Identity

What Cancer Cannot Kill

What Cancer Cannot Kill“God brought to mind what I’d heard over the last year from the very people battling cancer, truths that the each held on to in different way.”

What Does It Really Mean to Be #Blessed?

What Does It Really Mean to Be #Blessed? – “Scripture shows that blessing is anything God gives that makes us fully satisfied in him. Anything that draws us closer to Jesus. Anything that helps us relinquish the temporal and hold on more tightly to the eternal. And often it is the struggles and trials, the aching disappointments and the unfulfilled longings that best enable us to do that.”

4 Misconceptions about Worship

4 Misconceptions about Worship“The ability and desire to worship God is something that God himself gives us.”

See No Evil

See No Evil“If there’s any good reason to distrust the self-awareness of contemporary progressives, it’s the cultural epidemic of pornography.” 

When Prayer Feels Like a Chore

When Prayer Feels Like a Chore – “Our desire to talk to someone is directly related to what sort of person we find them to be.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

3 Reasons You Should See Going to Church as a Privilege, Not a Chore

3 Reasons You Should See Going to Church as a Privilege, Not a Chore – “Here are three ways we should see gathering with God’s people as privilege.”

What Does It Mean for an Overseer to Be “Above Reproach” and “Well Thought of By Outsiders”?

What Does It Mean for an Overseer to Be “Above Reproach” and “Well Thought of By Outsiders”? – “In short, the idea behind “above reproach” and “well thought of” is largely the same: the elder-pastor-overseer must live a life of Christlike character and virtue that is not easily refuted by those who know him best. The closer you look, the better the mature Christian appears.”

The Smug Style in American Liberalism

The Smug Style in American Liberalism – “There is a smug style in American liberalism. It has been growing these past decades. It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence – not really – but by the failure of half the country to know what’s good for them.” It’s a long article but insightful.

Prayer for Beginners

Prayer for Beginners – “Bible reading, by comparison, is clearer and more “objective.” How many pages? How far along in your plan? Which books have you been reading? What have you learned? Prayer doesn’t fit into an Excel sheet quite as easily.”

Love & Bragging

Love & Bragging - “The last thing that makes sense is for a human—something
which can’t go a few days without food and water, gets sick, smells, uses the
restroom, sins, can do nothing to get itself to heaven, deserves hell, has to
spend ⅓ of its life sleeping, and then be buried in the ground—to brag.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Daily Work of the Spirit

The Daily Work of the Spirit – “The Holy Spirit works in the mundane everyday moments of life — the nitty-gritty daily grind.”

5 Things Healthy Couples Do When They Fight

5 Things Healthy Couples Do When They Fight - Because you need to know how to resolve conflict healthily.

Responding to the Moral Whiplash

Responding to the Moral Whiplash – “As Christians we wake up, read the news, and yet again get whiplash. ‘What in the world is going on?’ And more importantly, ‘What do I do?’”

How the Psalms Speak to Our Emotions

How the Psalms Speak to Our Emotions – “…But the Psalms do more than just mirror our own heartaches. They aren’t simply there to provide catharsis or help us know that we aren’t the only ones who have suffered.”

Ten Cravings of the Sinful Nature

Ten Cravings of the Sinful NatureWe see it when things are hard and we see it when things are good. This brief list is worth spending time thinking through.

The Least Attended Church Gathering

The Least Attended Church Gathering“So why does the church in the Western world fail so miserably at coming to the throne of grace in order to receive the grace and mercy needed on a daily and weekly basis.”

4 Ways to Help your Teenagers Discover Their Identity In a Confused World

4 Ways to Help your Teenagers Discover Their Identity In a Confused World – Here are four suggestions for helping your teens discover their identity.

Monday, April 25, 2016

5 Things to Help Lead Your Children with Love

5 Things to Help Lead Your Children with Love“Being a spiritual leader at home is one of the most challenging leadership roles anyone will ever face. Whether we realize it or not, we are always leading our children somewhere.”

Hate Crimes, North Carolina & Restroom Confusion

Hate Crimes, North Carolina & Restroom ConfusionPerry Noble provides some helpful observations on the current issues surrounding this discussion.

Fatherhood in 60 Seconds

Fatherhood in 60 Seconds – Here’s a little Monday morning inspiration for Fathers everywhere.

When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected

When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected Here are some observations and some great encouragements (for any stage of life where you feel stuck).

Beautifully True

Beautifully True – How can we know the Bible is true? In this new three-minute feature video, we see God’s glory on the canvas of Scripture, a book that is completely and beautifully true.

The Two Kinds of Conversation You Need To Have With Your Children

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

9 Ways We Can Counter Radical Islam

9 Ways We Can Counter Radical IslamCountering extremism will require a thoughtful effort.

You Also Are in the Body

You Also Are in the Body – “As lawlessness increases in the world, let us not be numbered among the many, as Jesus prophesied, whose love grows cold. As we deal with our local issues, let us keep our heads on swivel, remaining sober and alert to the world around us.”

Prince: “Don’t die without knowing the cross.”

Prince: “Don’t die without knowing the cross.”“I don’t know what Prince was thinking about at the end, but I hope it was this. It is a good word, perhaps even a better one than Prince knew when he wrote it nearly thirty years ago.’Don’t die without knowing the cross.’

Ministering to the Sick

Ministering to the Sick – Here are some good reminders and suggestions.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Religious Indoctrination and the Proselytizing Public School

Religious Indoctrination and the Proselytizing Public School“If we are unable to show the difference between Christianity and secularism, we will suffer under the illusion that legislative bills preventing “religious indoctrination” mean there is no indoctrination going on. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

Don't Confuse America With God's Kingdom

Don't Confuse America With God's Kingdom - Shane Claiborne on the temptation Christians face in election years.

A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men

A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men“You may have memorized a version of the Lord’s Prayer when you were younger. It’s simple enough for children to commit to memory. But we need to remember that Jesus gave this prayer to twelve grown men. This is not just a prayer for sixth-grade Sunday School, but for all of life.”

Something Rotten in the Local Church

Something Rotten in the Local Church “As humans we can be tempted to respond in a few different ways to conflict within the local church. Philippians 4:1-9 has a clear pathway for how Christians walk through conflict.”

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Conscience

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Conscience“When you ignore your conscience, it is more foolish than ignoring the searing pain you feel when you accidentally touch a hot stove.”

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Christians Are Not a Dying Breed

Christians Are Not a Dying Breed – “I know that polls point to the sure disappearance of Christians, but I also know something to encourage our fainting hearts—Christianity is thriving in God's hands, and Christians are not a dying breed. We never will be.”

Why Hillary Clinton’s Abortion Comments Are So Problematic

Drunk in Love

Drunk in Love – “But as high of a view as the Scriptures have of marriage, its view of God is infinitely higher.” This is the key to successful marriage.

Secret Shame Of The Middle Class

Secret Shame Of The Middle Class – “I think this must be an extraordinary thing, in terms of history: people who spend recklessly to give themselves the lives they think they deserve. If you think about it, though, our culture, which valorizes Authenticity, encourages this.”

Isolation from the Church Is Dangerous

Isolation from the Church Is DangerousFirst people isolate themselves from the church, then they begin to distance themselves from Christ.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Should You Try to Be the “Fun” Parent?

Should You Try to Be the “Fun” Parent? – “You might be able to keep your children from rebelling against you momentarily, as long as your concede to their desires or to what everyone else is doing. Your children, though, will soon recognize that you don’t have a longer term view for them than they have for themselves.”

Theological Primer: The Holy Spirit

Theological Primer: The Holy Spirit – “Many Christians rarely think about the Holy Spirit. God the Father we know about. God the Son we think about all the time. But God the Holy Spirit? There are fewer songs to him, fewer meditations about him, and fewer churches named after him.”

Aren’t Gay People Made In The Image Of God, Too?

Aren’t Gay People Made In The Image Of God, Too? – “As a Christian I would humbly point to Scripture and say three things in response to an honest question like this.”

The Local Church Isn’t Going Anywhere

The Local Church Isn’t Going Anywhere“When the church is challenged, it thrives. When it’s crushed, it multiplies. The local church is not an option for believers to entertain; it’s a home for which we long and to which we unavoidably belong.”

5 Reasons Why We Need to Rest

5 Reasons Why We Need to RestIt’s easy to neglect as we engage in more and more activity. Here’s why it’s important.

College Kids Can’t Explain Why a Short White Man Isn’t a Tall Asian Woman

College Kids Can’t Explain Why a Short White Man Isn’t a Tall Asian Woman – “From the Family Policy Institute of Washington comes this amusing video, where a conversation about gender-neutral bathrooms turns into something a bit more interesting.”

Living an Others-Oriented Life

Living an Others-Oriented Life“Being a disciple of Jesus means orienting our lives toward others, just as Jesus did. It means laboring for the sake of others. This love for others is at the heart of discipling.” 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

When Washrooms Are Weaponized

When Washrooms Are Weaponized“Pastors and congregations need to begin practical planning for a “non-gendered” world. Christians must discuss concrete ways to protect the vulnerable in our midst while preserving our ability to speak clearly and consistently to our fallen world.”

Here Is The Inevitable Next Step in Our Culture’s Quest to Redefine Marriage

Here Is The Inevitable Next Step in Our Culture’s Quest to Redefine Marriage - “Genetic Sexual Attraction is when a mother and her biological son, or a father and his biological daughter, are in a sexual relationship. I had never heard this term before, but I suppose it sounds better than the word that really describes such relationships: incest. And now GSA people want to get married.”

How to Talk to Your Kids About Gender

How to Talk to Your Kids About Gender – Mark Spansel writes, “Talking to my kids about transgender issues wasn’t in the parenting class Michelle and I took years ago. But here’s what I said.”

The Transgender Bathroom Controversy

The Transgender Bathroom Controversy - In this essay, Jim Denison explore the issues and biblical Christian response. 

The Bible Joins Fifty Shades on Top 10 Most Challenged Library Books

The Bible Joins Fifty Shades on Top 10 Most Challenged Library Books“Last year, the American Library Association (ALA) fielded 275 formal challenges to materials in schools and libraries—a record low. Making the top 10 list of challenges for the first time: the Bible.”

Are “Bathroom Bill” Boycotts Hypocritical?

Are “Bathroom Bill” Boycotts Hypocritical? – “If performers and countries boycotting North Carolina and Mississippi are only concerned about LGBTQ rights, should they not also boycott countries which discriminate, in their view, against LGBTQ people? Their contradictory actions open them to the charge of hypocrisy and cause us to wonder if economics are not a larger motivation than they will admit.”

Saturday, April 16, 2016

When You Don’t Want to Go to Church

When You Don’t Want to Go to Church – “Christ’s sufferings now resonated with greater clarity because of my own. He alone understands my pain. When my pain makes others scatter, he draws near.”

Secretary Clinton Defends the Greatest Human Rights Crisis of Our Time

Secretary Clinton Defends the Greatest Human Rights Crisis of Our Time – “At last night’s Democratic debate, Secretary Clinton went on a tear about abortion. She insisted that she would do everything in her power to make sure that it remains legal to kill unborn humans at any time and for any reason–even at or during the ninth month of pregnancy.”

What’s Your Conscience Worth?

What’s Your Conscience Worth?“Bruce Springsteen says he won’t perform for North Carolina, as long as the state upholds its recently passed law regarding gender and public restrooms. Springsteen is doing what millions of Americans are taught, in classrooms and in culture, to do: Standing up for his conscience, and drawing lines accordingly. But in our era, the question becomes: If this is counted to Springsteen as righteousness, why is it counted as sin to North Carolina?”

Pray Together with Your Guests

Pray Together with Your Guests – “Though many of us pray regularly with our spouses and children, we sometimes forego that practice when guests are in the home. If we do, we miss a valuable opportunity.”

Thursday, April 14, 2016

4 Of The Best Pieces of Marital Advice I’ve Ever Heard

4 Of The Best Pieces of Marital Advice I’ve Ever Heard – Number One is, “Try to be the biggest servant in the house.”

How to Kill Sinful Anger

How to Kill Sinful Anger – “All sinful anger is hard to fight. It’s a selfish, hot-blooded passion our flesh enjoys indulging. But I find it particularly difficult to fight the sinful anger that I feel I have a right to feel.”

Bible Intake Is Not a Hot Dog Eating Contest

Bible Intake Is Not a Hot Dog Eating Contest“Nathan’s famous contest may be entertaining (and make for good ratings for ESPN on an otherwise slow holiday morning), but it also serves as an extreme, but helpful, example of what not to do when we reach for the Bible. This memorable foil provocatively cautions us against bad methods and bad goals when trying to feed our souls with God’s words.”

Read Scripture: Jonah

Read Scripture: JonahThe Read Scripture series of videos has been great. Here’s an overview of Jonah.

Porch Preaching

Porch Preaching - This pastor tells the story of the simple paragraph he shares when Jehovah's Witnesses come to his door.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

How to Have Hard Conversations with Your Teen

How to Have Hard Conversations with Your Teen – “Certain conversations should be non-negotiable in your house. But when should you have them? And how? The answer may depend on your teen’s stage of adolescence.”


The Things We Dare Not Say

The Things We Dare Not Say – “Whether it’s body image, money, joblessness, singleness, or infertility, personal hot buttons in relationships abound.”

Why We Should Thank Thomas Jefferson

Why We Should Thank Thomas Jefferson – “Mr. Jefferson wouldn’t have been able to teach Sunday school in an evangelical church. He was wrong on the gospel. But he was right on the importance of religious freedom, and moreover, he was courageous enough to insist on a Constitution and a country that valued soul-freedom.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Prayer Time is Not All about You

Prayer Time is Not All about You“A big part of prayer is placing our heart in God’s hands and allowing Him to mold us and shape us.”

An Evangelical’s Guide to ‘Amoris Laetitia’, Pope Francis’s Letter on the Family

An Evangelical’s Guide to ‘Amoris Laetitia’, Pope Francis’s Letter on the Family“Any substantive document produced by a global religious leader addressed to the billion Catholics around the globe should be of interest to the evangelical community.”

The Way Out of “Burnout”

The Way Out of “Burnout” – Nancy Wilson writes, “I’m sure most women know what I mean by the phrase burned out. Burnout is what happens to us when we take on too much, and we simply hit the wall.”

Does God Love You and Have a Wonderful Plan for Your Life?

Does God Love You and Have a Wonderful Plan for Your Life? – “Today, many Christians believe they are entitled to a trouble-free life. This mindset may be at least partly due to having been sold a bill of goods. Many have been told “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” Though there is a bit of truth in that statement, it is not the whole truth and, therefore, often ends up bearing the fruit of a bait-and-switch sale.” 

Monday, April 11, 2016

5 Ways to Make It through a Difficult Season

5 Ways to Make It through a Difficult Season“What do we do when we’re in a negative season or environment? How do we keep from getting sucked into the stress and dysfunction? How do we stop the momentum of decline—in relationships, effectiveness, size, and so on? How do we retain the fruits of the Spirit when their opposites swirl all around us?”

Having a Pilgrim Mentality about Money and Possessions

Having a Pilgrim Mentality about Money and Possessions“The more holdings we have on earth, the more likely we are to forget that we’re citizens of another world, not this one, and that our inheritance lies there, not here. The Levites had no earthly inheritance, because God himself was their inheritance (Deuteronomy 18:1-2).”

Two Reasons to Draw Near to God in Suffering (Rather Than Reject Him)

Two Reasons to Draw Near to God in Suffering (Rather Than Reject Him)“Yet, something beautiful is happening in David’s soul during this seemingly torturous scene in the cave. Rather than rejecting God and despairing of life, his sufferings drive him to the throne of the only One who can save to the uttermost.”

Why We Worship on Repeat

Why We Worship on Repeat“Running our eyes across the page and mouthing words to a song are not the same thing as experiencing the reality in our hearts. Our hearts simply don’t move as quickly as our eyes and our mouths.”

3 Reasons Why Religious Liberty Laws Don’t Discriminate

3 Reasons Why Religious Liberty Laws Don’t Discriminate“One of the most ubiquitous phrases is that such bills are a ‘license to discriminate.’ According to this line of thinking, it is invidiously discriminatory if a baker, florist, or photographer declines to use his or her creative talents in service of a same-sex wedding ceremony. This is decidedly not invidious discrimination. Here are three reasons why religious liberty legislation does not protect or allow for invidious discrimination.”

Six Reasons North Carolina Got It Right

Six Reasons North Carolina Got It Right – “They just labeled it ‘discriminatory’ without even reading it.” Frank Turek walks through the issues.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

4 Images to Get You Excited About Church

4 Images to Get You Excited About Church“The word “church” is so familiar to many today that we don’t tend to stop and think about what we mean when we use it. A byproduct of this is that we can easily and unwittingly end up misusing the word without realizing it.”

Forgetting the Past

Forgetting the Past “Scripture does help us with our painful pasts, but it does more than that. It tells us to forget things we want to remember, and remember things we are likely to forget.”

Keeping the Faith in A Faithless Age: the Church as a Moral Minority

Keeping the Faith in A Faithless Age: the Church as a Moral Minority – “Quaker theologian D. Elton Trueblood once described America as a “cut flower civilization.” Our culture, he argued, is cut off from its Christian roots like a flower cut at the stem. Though the flower will hold its beauty for a time, it is destined to wither and die.”

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Talking Religious Liberty on “Meet the Press”

Talking Religious Liberty on “Meet the Press” – Russell Moore on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” talking about Mississippi’s new religious liberty bill.

Pride Doesn’t Always Parade

Pride Doesn’t Always Parade“He forfeited his life for gathering a few sticks.” Pride is found in the smallest of our decisions and life choices.

The Universe Had a Beginning

The Universe Had a BeginningIn this brief video from the Ligonier Ministries 2012 National Conference, Dr. Stephen Meyer tells the story of how Hubble showed that the universe was not eternal but must have had a beginning.

Sheep Tragi-Comedy #1,317: “The Draad Kruiper”

Sheep Tragi-Comedy #1,317: “The Draad Kruiper” - This is a story from a shepherd who tells of the odd behavior of one particular sheep. The story becomes an illustration of certain believer's relationship to the local church.

Followed By The God of Grace

Followed By The God of GraceYou’ll be blessed by this testimony: “It was early in my junior year at Virginia Tech—and I felt like everywhere I turned, God was following me around.”

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Great Parental Freak Out

The Great Parental Freak Out – “There are things every Christian parent should work hard to have in place. They just don’t have to do with how much ice cream the kids eat and whether you can breastfeed on roller skates. Work hard for the things that matter.”

Jesus Helps Our Unbelief

Jesus Helps Our Unbelief“The Holy Spirit did not inspire John to include this account in order to embarrass Thomas. Rather, it’s recorded because God has important things to teach us about our own doubts and what kind of ‘seeing’ really brings us joy.”

The Lordship Attributes

The Lordship AttributesWe call our God “Lord”. Here is a brief descriptions of three attributes of God’s lordship: control, authority, and presence.

Methuselah’s Age and the Patience of God

Methuselah’s Age and the Patience of GodA Short Reflection on the Man Who Lived the Longest.

9 Things You Need to Know about Backpage.com and Sex Trafficking

9 Things You Need to Know about Backpage.com and Sex TraffickingWe tend to stick our heads in the sand on this one. You need to know. “Many assume sex trafficking is restricted to the darkest corners of the Internet. The online classified ad company ‘Backpage,’ however, has become the Walmart of sex trafficking and prostitution. For a modest fee, traffickers can post sex ads of women and children they control with force or fraud.”

Monday, April 4, 2016

Teach Your Children about the Happy God

Teach Your Children about the Happy God – They need to see that the God who brings them the Good News really can (and longs to) “change their sadness into happiness” (Jeremiah 31:13, NCV).

Six Ways God’s at Work in You — At Work

Six Ways God’s at Work in You — At Work“In reality, the workforce is not only how God works through you; it is a place where God works inside of you, conforming you to the image of Christ. He may feel distant, but he’s not. He is using the difficulties and pressures in your job right now to focus you in at least six areas.”

The Omni-Directional Blessing of Bible Reading

The Omni-Directional Blessing of Bible Reading - This is a good presentation of the multiple benefits of daily Bible reading. There may be more going on than you realize.

Love Ain’t Easy

Love Ain’t Easy“One thing marriage will certainly teach you is just how selfish you really are.”

18 Things to Pray for Your Church

18 Things to Pray for Your ChurchHere’s a good place to start in praying for your church.

Beneath The Evangelical Earthquake

Beneath The Evangelical Earthquake – This article details and illustrates three very different views of scripture used by people who call themselves “Christian” or “Evangelical” today.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

4 Responses to Cultural Change

4 Responses to Cultural Change“Christians must know how to engage culture.” 

Making Jesus in Our Own Image

Making Jesus in Our Own Image“…the “Jesus” they saw was really just a reflection of themselves from the water at the bottom of the well!”

12 Things to Know About the Anti-Christ

12 Things to Know About the Anti-Christ - "One of the Apostle Paul’s great preoccupations in both of his letters to the church at Thessalonica is the second coming of Christ. He was not only concerned with getting the doctrine “right” but also with the great pastoral implications of such teaching."

4 Really Good Money Questions

4 Really Good Money Questions – Four questions about spending money from John Wesley.

Friday, April 1, 2016

7 Things Financial Peace Won’t Do

7 Things Financial Peace Won’t Do – “Re-examining some of our false beliefs about finances.”

Build a Budget and Stick To It

This is a short article and simple plan for developing a family budget that is practical. It begins:

No matter what they call it - budget, cash flow plan, spending plan - most experts agree a written plan for your money is the key to reaching your financial goals. Jesus asks, "'For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?'" (Luke 14:28). If you were building a house, you'd draw a blueprint first, right? You also need a blueprint for your finances. (See Full Article)

Financial Mistakes We Made and Avoided

Financial Mistakes We Made and Avoided – Here are some common financial moves and their positive and negative consequences.