Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:51

Fixed Annuities and Debt Consolidation


Q. I want to roll over a 401(k), and my bank is encouraging me to roll it over to fixed annuities. Is this a good investment?


Published in Dave Ramsey Says
Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:47

To Speak or Not to Speak


King Solomon said, “There is. . . a time to keep silent  and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:7b). Do you know the time and circumstance for each option? 


Published in Counselors Corner



Linnie Dickson grew up with parents who were World War II veterans determined to give their kids a better life. Working long hours eventually allowed them to move from public housing to an upscale neighborhood, but financial success did not bring the happiness they thought it would.  Instead, the pursuit of the American Dream, and the mounting pressure for more, eventually led to a broken family.


Published in Articles
Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:24

Living as a Boundary Pioneer


There has been debate about the compatibility of faith and science. If anyone perceives that there are relatively few Christian believers working in the scientific fields, then a new survey conducted by sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and her colleagues at Rice University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) might call for a rethinking of that position.  Christianity Today reported on the results of the survey of more than 10,000 people, including 574 self-identified as scientists, who responded to a 75-question survey. Among the scientists, 17 percent said the term “evangelical” describes them “somewhat” or “very well,” compared to 23 percent of all respondents.


Published in Bob Crittendon
Thursday, 01 May 2014 15:33

Bruno Resende, FCM Soccer Club


RRJ: Where are you from originally and how did you end up in the River Region?


I came to Montgomery from Brazil in 2001 as a transfer college soccer athlete during my sophomore year. I came from a city of around four million people in the Southeast part of Brazil, the business center of the country. It was not too hard for me to adapt to Montgomery because of the Southern hospitality and all the great friends I made here.


Published in Faith @ Work




Recently, my son (age 2) looked up at his big sister (age 5) sitting on the bathroom counter next to the sink, raised his little arms and said confidently, “Jump my arms! My catch wu!” [Let the reader be aware that my son says “wu” instead of “you.”] When my daughter laughed and told her little brother that she was too big, he insisted confidently, “Wu not too big. My can catch wu!”


Published in Articles
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:55

True Beauty


Over the past few years I have found myself thinking often about beauty. I suppose my interest in the subject may relate to the fact that I am the father of two girls. Though they are still young, they are already being exposed to so many messages about the importance of beauty and the kind of beauty society expects from them. They already know they will be judged on the basis of it. For this reason I want to equip them with a knowledge of what the Bible says about beauty. But what does it say? What should I be teaching them?


Published in Books to Read
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:47

What a Glorious Day It Will Be!


My wife and I, along with our three children and their families, vacationed at Disney World during spring break 2014. It was a wonderful experience of five days and four nights in Walt Disney’s playground. The best part was spending time with our six grandchildren. We knew it would be too hard navigating the Disney parks with a group of 14 so we divided up. Gram and Granddaddy stayed with a different family each day. From time to time the families met up for the same attraction or to eat a meal together. Everyone agreed it was the best vacation we have had as a family.


Published in Pastor's Perspective
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