Jesus and Money

the-king-and-his-money-cover-1 Ever wonder what Jesus had to say about money?  Some say that He spoke as much about money as heaven or hell.  Ever wondered where the verses were about the topic.  We have taken the guess work out of it.  We have identified the key passages in the gospels where Jesus talks about money, uses money to illustrate something or verses that talk about areas where money intersects strongly.  Click here to get the study!

Sidenote: some of the parables about money are more than one gospel so we included it all.. you can compare between them to see if there are significant difference!

Signs of a Healthy Financial System: Do You Have a Good Plan?

We all grow up dreaming of a Wonderful Life. Family and friends who love us. Good job. Nice house. Plenty of food. Enough money to take care of our needs and even some of our wants. When I got married one of my friends was asked to give us marriage advice. His advice was classic. “Tim, give Terri everything she wants.” “Terri, only want what you need.” I can still remember his wife catcalling from the background about his bad advice. But, behind his playful banter was a principle. And the principle is this; for a family to be successful the family has to be on the same page and have a plan. Particularly in the area of money. Nothing will challenge a marriage more than how to manage the family resources. Continue reading “Signs of a Healthy Financial System: Do You Have a Good Plan?”

Balance Your Checkbook Please!

There was a day in the not so distant past where balancing your checkbook was a given. Before the days of the debit card and electronic banking, it was pretty important to make sure that you agreed with the bank about how much money you had. The bank would snail mail your statement and then you would painstakingly check off the bank charges, bank interest, the checks that had cleared, and the deposits that had cleared and then figure out what was still outstanding. Every month like clockwork. But not these days. Continue reading “Balance Your Checkbook Please!”