Q. My daughter is in her late twenties, and she has a good job making $50,000 a year. The other day, she told me she has $15,000 in credit card debt and has financed an expensive car she’s upside down on. Her apartment costs $600 a month, and she is asking for help to get out of the hole. We tried to teach her how to handle money, but apparently it didn’t work. How do you think I should handle this situation?

Published in Dave Ramsey Says
Friday, 03 April 2015 19:45

Better News? Really?

In Churchville, New York, a new student group has been formed called The Better News Club.  Unfortunately, it has been established to counter the Biblical truth being shared in a local chapter of the popular Christian outreach called The Good News Club, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Published in Bob Crittendon
Friday, 03 April 2015 19:15

Are You in Godís Arena?

Since the beginning of Lent, I have found myself pondering my willingness to sacrifice for my faith, family and community.  Throughout the history of the United States, remarkable sacrifices have been made by our forbearers.  Many of them had few material possessions to give, but they gave their lives in service to their faith and country.

Published in Counselors Corner

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you strength and all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.”

Luke 10:27

Published in Articles
Friday, 03 April 2015 19:02

Overcoming Negative Cheerleaders

When I was a child, we attended all the football games for the high school where my father was once a football star. Not only did we have season tickets for the home games, we traveled to all the “away” games as well. For years, I took a book and read during the games because I didn’t understand what was happening on the field. Even though I wasn’t looking at the field, or the cheerleaders, I still heard the cheers and learned them from sheer repetition. One that still resonates with me today goes like this: “Whup ‘em up the side of the head, hey, whup ‘em up the side of the head, hey, hey, hey!”

Published in Articles

RRJ: A few years ago you made a major career change. Can you tell us about that?

Published in Faith @ Work
Friday, 03 April 2015 18:39

Woodpeckers and Snakes

Many mornings I am awakened by a burst of rapping as our local woodpecker, attacks a nearby tree. He’s a red-cockaded, not a red-headed, woodpecker. Instead of having a solid cap of red, he has a sliver of red that runs from the base of the eye to the back of the cap. Another difference is that the red-cockaded type pecks out a nest in live pines, rather than the soft wood of dead trees. But the dramatic difference is how they can decorate the base of a pine. Let me explain.

Friday, 03 April 2015 18:37

Counter Culture by David Platt

We are witnesses today to a massive culture shift. Things we used to hold sacred are now subject to mockery; evils we would never even have dreamed of are now regarded as normal and beautiful. And everywhere we look, Christians are on the front lines—whether they like it or not, they are on the front lines. They are on the front lines of the battle between traditional marriage and same-sex marriage; they are on the front lines of the battle for life in the womb; they are on the front lines of the battle against sex trafficking and pornography. Wherever our culture delights in evil, Christians are attempting to speak with clarity and authority.

Published in Books to Read
Friday, 03 April 2015 18:34

Every Day is Easter!

One of the reasons why my wife, Christina, and I love Easter is that she gets to end her Lenten Facebook fast, and we get to see all of our friends and their children looking happy and good in their new Easter clothes. It makes us smile. If you are hesitant to post your family Easter pic to Facebook, don’t be. Everybody loves it.

Published in Pastor's Perspective
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