Money Matters

The Joys & Financial Challenges of Parenthood

December 25, 2015

As our children travel the long and never-dull road from infancy to adulthood, we nurture them, worry about them, scold them, and love them. Most of all, we try to protect them. We want them to grow up in a stable world, one in which they are physically safe, emotionally nurtured, and financially secure. Still, …

Divorce & Your Social Security Benefits

November 25, 2015

Unfortunately, half of all marriages end in divorce. So, there is a good chance this article may be relevant for someone you know. After a divorce, you can claim retirement benefits based on your own earnings record (if you have been employed and have accumulated enough credits over the years), or you can claim benefits …

Why & Where to Give

October 25, 2015

Why should we give money to the church or to ministries? And where should we give? Why we give can be answered in a four-fold way. Giving expresses the life of Christ. He who was rich became poor for us, according to 2 Corinthians 8:9. If we want people to see Christ in us, we …


October 25, 2015

Entering the Thanksgiving season, I often find myself focusing more on the first half of the word, thanking God for His many blessings. Certainly reflecting on our blessings and giving thanks to God is an honorable part of this holiday, but this season is also a great time to assess your giving plans and consider …

Cleaning Out the Night-Stand Drawer!

October 25, 2014

Spring has always been about working in the yard, doing some much needed house cleaning and taking or planning some long weekend trips with the family! At the same time all the local flowers shops start putting out their various displays, everyone begins ordering mulch or pine straw for their yards and you start seeing …

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