17 Verses from Proverbs in honor of Labor Day

Yesterday, at least in the United States, we celebrated Labor Day; a day where we celebrate the hard work of the laborer that has helped make our country great. In honor of that I thought it would be fitting to share some verses from the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs is a terrific book of wisdom […]

What is the most important question you can ask? Part 2

Last week in part 1 of this series I introduced you to Andy Stanley’s book, Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions. The book talks about the most important question to ask before making any decision. That question is not is it the right thing to do. The question is “Is […]

The question that might change your life

In John 5 we have the story of one of the many miracles of Jesus recorded in the gospels. In Jewish lore it was believed that occasionally an angel would come stir the waters at the pool of Bethesda. They believed that after the waters were stirred, the first person to touch the waters of […]

Underestimating the price of integrity

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. – Dwight Eisenhower Brian Williams has been in the news much lately, though not for the reasons that he would have […]

Learning to practice “And” compassion

You are watching the news one night and you see a tragic story about a family in town that had their home destroyed by fire. They got out safely but have lost all they own. Or perhaps you are sitting at church one Sunday and the special guest is a missionary from an underdeveloped country […]

Choose joy this Christmas

In the Jim Carrey animated retelling of The Christmas Carol that was produced a few years ago there is an exchange near the beginning of the film between  Scrooge and his nephew Fred that really struck me. Scrooge asked his nephew Fred, “How can you be so happy when you have so little?” Fred responds, […]

How to find the true source of contentment

There are several Bible verses that even those who have maybe never read the Bible could probably quote. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. God helps those […]

3 Dangerous reasons to save money

There are not many topics upon which you could get all financial advisers to agree. One such topic though would be that it is good to save. There might be disagreements about how to save or where to put those savings, but almost everyone would agree that having savings is a good thing. Even the […]

Encore Post: Two of the most damaging words to our finances

More Money Than Month is taking a little vacation for a few days but so as not leave you empty-handed, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites from the past couple years.   I refrained from nothing that my eyes desired. I refused my heart no pleasure. Indeed, my heart found pleasure […]