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Thursday, 07 July 2011 07:18

The Weak Can’t Help the Weak

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: My husband and I have been married less than a year, and already we’re having huge disagreements over money. He’s got a big heart, but often he’ll just give money to friends and family. Sometimes, this leaves us short when it comes to monthly bills, paying off debt, and saving anything. I guess he thinks we’ll get by somehow, but it scares me. What can I do?

Thursday, 07 July 2011 07:16

Is Jesus Your Top Priority?

Written by Dr. Jim Simoneau

On the fourth of July we are reminded of the founding fathers and the dream that God used to bring America to life. If you have read much about the founding fathers, you will realize that many of them made great sacrifices to found this nation. Some lost their fortunes, their families, even their own lives to help us be in a free Christian nation. Christian liberty was worth living for and dying for to them.

Thursday, 09 June 2011 06:53

Jelly Jar Blessings

Written by Mike and Lisa Conn

2nd Kings Chapter 4 tells about a poor widow whose husband had died, leaving her in debt. Despairing because his creditors are coming to take her two sons as slaves, the widow cried out to the prophet Elisha for help. He told her to gather all the empty jars she could find—not only from her home, but from all her neighbors. After responding in faith and obedience, she received God’s mercy and provision—each jar she gathered was filled with oil. The widow sold the oil to pay her debts and support her family.

Thursday, 09 June 2011 06:47

Hands and Feet

Written by Bob Crittendon

I want to be Your hands/
I want to be Your feet/
I’ll go where you send me…
I’ll go where you send me
--from “Hands and Feet” by Audio Adrenaline

Thursday, 09 June 2011 06:42

Am I Too Late to Save for Retirement?

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: I’m 42, and I haven’t started saving for retirement. I’m self-employed and not making a lot of money right now, plus I have about $8,000 in debt. It feels like I’m living paycheck to paycheck, and I just can’t seem to save or get anything paid off. Can you help?

Do you know someone who experienced tragedy or trauma associated with the tornadoes of April 2011? Do you have a military service member in your family who has rotated in and out of Iraq or Afghanistan? Have you been through a terrifying situation which was beyond your ability to control, where you believed life and limb was at stake, and where, at that time, there seemed to be no resources available for help? Does it seem to have changed you, or the person you’re thinking of, in a harmful way?

Book Reviews

  • Books to Read

    A Practical Guide to Culture

    by John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle

     

    Christians have an interesting relationship with culture. Culture is a word we love to use, but one we rarely pause to define. We speak of culture’s dangerous encroachment on the church, of our need to avoid it, engage it, or redeem it. But what is this culture thing anyway? It happens to be the subject of an excellent new book by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle. A Practical Guide to Culture is meant to help those who are helping the next generation navigate today’s world, and it does its job well.

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Faith at Work

  • Ron Simmons, Vice President, Destination Sales, MACC

    RRJ:  You mentioned that you were raised in a Christian home.  How instrumental do you think that foundation was in who you are today?

     

    Ron:  Being raised in a Christian home was critical to everything I believe today.  It was the foundation for my life and lifestyle. I’m by no means perfect! I make mistakes like anyone else. I sin. I’m human. However, when I do make those mistakes, I know God is forgiving, and I ask for his forgiveness. Then I try to change and do better. I try to please God. I try to treat others the way I want to be treated. I learned that as a child. My mother and father were excellent examples of that as they displayed love for us in the home. We were raised in the church and learned the principles of Christian living…LOVE. The Bible doesn’t specifically address every situation we will be faced with in life, but the Christian principles I was taught still help me with those decisions.  

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