Work is More Than a Job

We are all called to be workers. In the earliest part of the creation story God, the universe’s first worker, gave Adam the garden to “tend and keep” (Genesis 2:15).  The first thing God did with Adam was to put him to work. Work was given to man as a gift, before original sin, not […]

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 […]

Finding a Financial Planner (part 1)

You can certainly go it alone when it comes to managing your money, and you could also try to do it yourself when it comes to auto repair, cutting your own hair or giving yourself a root canal. Doing it yourself is a brilliant idea for some people in some instances and a really, really […]

Easter

We are all familiar with the story of the Easter resurrection. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you […]

Where is Your Heart?

Our hearts follow where our money goes as it says in Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Too often we let the money take the lead and control our heart. However, the heart should take the lead and control where the money goes. If God is our treasure, […]

An Abundant Life

Do you consider an abundant life as having everything you want or as appreciating everything you have? One of the major challenges that people face in dealing with money and possessions is understanding the role God plays in finances. Do we really believe that God owns everything? Do we acknowledge that in our mind and […]

Work

The first thing God did with Adam was to put him to work. We are all called to be workers. In the earliest part of the creation story God, the universe’s first worker, gave man the garden to “tend and keep” (Genesis 2:15).  Work was given to man not as a punishment but as a […]

This is Your Brain on Advertising

Several years ago there were ads on TV showing an egg being fried to a crisp in a hot pan with the voice over saying “This is your brain on drugs.” I’ve never seen a similar promotion about your brain on advertising, but advertising can be as harmful to your spiritual life as drugs are […]

Finding Happiness in Riches

Let’s face it—most people want to get rich. When we want to get rich, we actually love money. Show me somebody’s bank account and I can see what they treasure by where they spend their money. But why is wanting to get rich so incredibly dangerous? Because the Bible cautions against it: “those who want […]

Crisis Mode

It sometimes seems as if there is a new crisis every day. In recent weeks we’ve had the Orlando Pulse shooting deaths; the attack on the Istanbul airport; the hundred year flood in West Virginia and fires raging in California resulting in loss of life and property. Brexit has lead to many questions about the […]