A Life Well Spent

March 08, 2012
This past weekend, our church wrapped up the “Rich People Syndrome” series with a conversation of the financial changes and decisions we need to make in our lives so that we are more aligned to being obedient to God’s word. If you’re interested in hearing the original message, click HERE. So let’s get right into it. There are four main decisions we’ve got to make as it relates to our finances. If you’ve ever attended any sort of financial planning workshop (at church or otherwise), these are probably familiar. 1. Choose a percentage of your income...
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Hey Big Spender!

March 01, 2012
This past weekend, my church continued the series “Rich People Syndrome,” by getting us to think about why it’s so hard to break free from our emotional bond to money. If you’re interested in seeing/listening to the original message, click HERE (click on How Do We Ease the Squeeze?). I will warn you that I didn’t originally plan for this to be a long post, but when I started writing…it really accumulated to quite a lot of words. I hope you’ll hang with me as I dive deeper into the message.The most obvious reason we can’t “break...
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Why Do We Have So Much?

February 23, 2012
This past weekend, my church continued our new series “Rich People Syndrome,” by getting us to think about why we have so much. If you’re interested in seeing/listening to the original message, click HERE. Interestingly enough, this is a message that my husband and I have been reflecting on all week. In fact, this week, my husband dropped his car off at the shop for what we feared would cost several thousand dollars. He received a call today that the repair would only cost $500. While thankful, we had to ask ourselves what the average person…living paycheck to...
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“I Need a Dollar”

February 16, 2012
This weekend, my church started a new series called “Rich People Syndrome” that uniquely discusses our finances in a way that I’m not sure has been discussed before (not your typical tithing conversation). Putting things into perspective…did you know that: 73% of Americans name money as their #1 source of stress.84% of couples cite  finances as the source of tension in their marriage. 2/3’rds of American households live paycheck to paycheck. By the world’s standards…WE are rich. Why then does money stress us out so much…and why do we allow...
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