Four Steps to Financial Freedom

The borrower is slave to the lender and don’t I know it. I’ve been in that position. Trapped. Chained. Limited by the bondage of debt. It’s a miserable existence.We were not made to live that way. We were made for freedom, for abundance. We were...

The Daddy Every Girl Needs

Strength is an important quality in a father.  Daddies ought to swing their little girls around in circles and give them bouncy piggy back rides while they giggle down the hallway for hours on end. Whew!My dad grew up on a farm. I never doubted his strength.But there...

I’m Trying to Love Christmas

I’m trying to love Christmas. That sounds terrible doesn’t it? I should LOVE Christmas. It celebrates the birth of my Savior. How could I NOT love this holiday? I’m a little ashamed to admit I don’t.I like a lot of things about Christmas: I...

God’ Speaks to Discouragement, Fear and Frustration

Building a temple or a life is messy business. There will always be opposition. But just as God did not abandon the Israelites to work alone, he will not abandon you! The prophet Haggai delivered God’s answer for each adversary we learned about in Ezra chapter...

Goals and Wishes

Goals are way too much like expectations and expectations can lead to disappointment, so for years now I’ve flat refused to set them. I was on the elliptical the other day listening to an audio book on my ipod. Well, it’s not my ipod. It’s my...