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Uncovering The Unavoidable Causes Of Debt

by Mike on March 24, 2017

Uncovering The Unavoidable Causes Of Debt

It’s easy to paint everyone who is in a bad financial situation with the same brush. It’s their fault, you might be thinking, as they haven’t looked after their finances at all. But the truth is a little grayer than that. In fact, many people fall into debt through no fault of their own. Sure, […]


How to Pay For Your Mission Trip

by Mike on January 2, 2012

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Signing up for a mission trip is a wonderful way to share your faith and give back to those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, as you start to consider the costs of a plane ticket abroad, passport/visa fees, and living expenses, you may find that the costs are rather expensive. Here are a few ways […]


5 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Give Back

by Mike on December 24, 2011

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During the holiday season, many people are more generous than they are throughout the year. They may donate some change in the red kettle, donate food to a food drive or write a check to their favorite charity. Many charities plan on folks’ generosity during the holidays to balance their budget or to have enough […]


Should I Tithe Off my Income Tax Return?

by Mike on April 14, 2010

Every once in a while, I am either asked this question, or it comes up in a discussion: Should I tithe off my income tax refund? The purpose of this post isn’t to discuss the validity of the tithe today. It is directed towards those who practice the act of tithing. I’ve included a brief […]


There are currently two major programs that encourage financial stewardship from a Biblical perspective: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University & Crown Financial Ministries. The programs have more similarities than differences. Both programs have helped thousands of families eliminate debt and find financial freedom while keeping God at the center of all the lessons. So which […]


A Call to Prayer and Fasting in Haiti

by Mike on March 14, 2010

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 That is the passage of scripture that came to mind as a […]

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Can I Afford to Give an Offering?

by Mike on March 3, 2010

“The only investment I ever made which has paid consistently increasing dividends is the money I have given to the Lord.” – J.L. Kraft, head of the Kraft Cheese Corporation When mapping out financial priorities, some may ask “when is the best time to start giving?” Is it after the debt is paid off, when […]


Buried Treasure

by Mike on February 19, 2010

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Last month I asked the question: “Are You Investing Your Talents?” I briefly discussed the differences between planting and burying something. The Bible has a lot to say about planting, sowing, reaping and harvest. When something is planted, it is with the expectation that it will eventually break through the ground and produce. On the […]


Are you Investing Your Talents?

by Mike on January 27, 2010

The Parable of the Talents is an interesting story found in Matthew 25:14-30 of 3 men and what they did with the “talents” given to them. The first man was given 5 talents, the second man was given 2 talents, and the third man was given 1 talent. The first two men doubled their talents, […]