Roadblocks Lead to Opportunity

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Driving down the road, you realize your appointment is in 20 minutes. At your present speed you will make it. But suddenly up ahead you see a roadblock. By taking the detour you won’t make it on time. Angry and upset, you fume as you pass down unfamiliar roads. However, you see a unique store […]

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some of my financial stewardship secrets

1. think about what you really need, not what you want For example, if you don’t talk that much on the phone, get a prepaid phone; they seem to cost more, but you really don’t need to talk for 500 minutes. I use an average of $10 a month, save $30 a month, and that […]

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He is Lord over money

Ever since I could walk, I dreamed of opening a store like the ones I grew up walking past. After moving to Taiwan, I often ran to the small captivating shops to scour through the trinkets. I loved it! I loved digging through every inch of the boxes, searching for treasure amidst what seemed like […]

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the vanity of life without God

King Solomon was the wisest king to have ruled Israel. In the book of Ecclesiastes, he commented on the meaninglessness of life and questioned the purpose of man’s existence. After he had done everything “under the sun,” he described his experience as “meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” He had not denied his eyes of […]

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No-fail investment plan

The economic downturn and the now-cliché recession has pushed people out of work and families out of homes. Those still managing to hang on have tightened their purse strings—preparing themselves for the fabled fall-out. But is that how God wants us to live? After all, Proverbs 11:28a says, “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall!” […]

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Luke 16:9

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Luke 16:9 states: “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” Does this verse contradict the rest of the Bible? Is Christ telling us that we should use wealth to make friends for ourselves so that we can be […]

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three easy steps to stewardship

Did you ever wonder why God tells us to pray for the things He knows we need? Why do we need to ask, seek, and knock? There was a woman who had three young children to feed. She sat down and prayerfully made a careful shopping list and had just enough money to buy the […]

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wall street, main street, church street

Most people today have used a GPS navigation device to find a new location. These machines have become extremely popular because it is not an easy feeling to be somewhere unfamiliar while trying to locate a specific place. Unfortunately, today’s world can be dangerous, and being lost could leave us exposed. This is also true […]

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jacob’s trouble

We beheld remarkable Leviathan ascend-like a phoenix come from caliginous seas stood strong and tall for all to see, symbol of strength and unity, inaccessible scales his presumptuous pride, flaring frenzied nostrils glowered, glared like gigantic torch on Miss Liberty-made each of us his oh so loyal bride. (more…)

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