Trusting in God

It’s easy to say we trust God when everything is going our way. When life is good it’s effortless to think God is on our side. If everyone we love is safe and healthy, and our routines are normal and predictable, we feel like we are in tune with the world, including God. But do […]

Is Your Life In Focus?

We all know that we should love God with our while heart, yet it’s so easy to lose focus on God by the multitude of things our culture throws at us. We are constantly deluged with the idea that we can be happy if we purchase the next greatest thing that is being promoted. Advertisers […]

Mastery Over Money

Do you disconnect your faith from the more secular aspects of life? If you are like most people, you spend one hour a week in church and are focused on consumerism and materialism the rest of the week. Step away from that a moment and ask yourself this question: “Is what I am doing with […]

Being Honest In A Dishonest World

All of us make many small daily decisions about being honest. Do you deal honestly in all areas of your life, even the smallest ones? Or do you quietly smile and pocket the extra money when the cashier gives you too much change? Have you ever sold something and not been entirely truthful because you […]

Scaling Back: What I Don’t Buy

I often get bewildered looks from people when they find out that I only allot between $300-$400 per month for my grocery budget. My family consists of the five of us as well as two indoor cats and a few fish … if we want to be technical about it since we spend some of […]

Financial Crisis

We regularly talk about managing our money the way God intended. As Catholics, we are called follow Jesus in every area of our lives – even when it comes to our money and possessions. But what happens when we experience a financial crisis? Do we lose faith when our situation seems hopeless? What should we […]

Pros and Cons of 6 Payment Methods

Nowadays, paperless technology allows consumers to make cashless, electronic purchases. Some people still prefer to use cash or checks as their payment methods but whatever payment method you use, make sure you have the funds and budget to pay for the purchase now or at the end of the month if you use credit cards. […]

Who is Your Real Boss?

Has there ever been a time in your life when you’ve worked really hard for something, set a goal for yourself or wanted to achieve a milestone, and missed the mark?  Maybe it was an honor or a designation you were seeking, possibly even a promotion or a bonus.  As a stay-at-home Mom, I often […]

When You Love What You Have, You Have Everything You Need

There’s a good reason why “keeping up with the Joneses” is a well-known phrase across the country. The consumer-driven mindset of constantly getting more, newer, better things is so deeply ingrained in our society that we coined a term just to describe the feeling. What’s more, as the holiday season comes into full swing, the […]

Are You Hiding Behind a Costume?

The practice of wearing costumes on Halloween may have originated in the Celtic festival of Samhain, which has ancient, pre-Christian origins and was celebrated in various Celtic nations. This time of year was a transitional season between the light of summer and the dark of winter, a time when the spirits could easily roam the […]