Most of us could stand to think a little harder about using credit wisely. Especially if we are like the man who was speaking to his coworker: "I'm proud to say that I have worked for 30 years, saved, scrimped, budgeted, invested - just so I could give my kids what I never
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
Let's do a very unscientific poll...
With a raise of a hand, please respond, as you feel comfortable in doing:
How many would be more content if they had more money?
How many would be more content if they had less stuff?
How many would be more content if they had a lighter schedule?
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
Father Covers Overdraft for Daughter
In His book, Cure for the Common Life, Max Lucado talks about the time the bank sent him an overdraft notice on the checking account of one of his daughters. He says, “I encourage my college-age girls to monitor their accounts. Even so, they sometimes
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
DEBT OUT OF CONTROL
Nearly - 80 percent of all divorced couples between the ages of 20 and 30 list financial difficulties as the primary cause of their separation and divorce.
From Money-zine.com the following statistics paint the picture of America’s improper handling of their
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jan 16, 2010
I know this is going to sound surprising to those of us who live near, in, or work and/or play in the City of Chicago, but I once saw a police officer turn down free coffee and doughnuts. Yes, that’s right. I was on a “ride along” with an officer in Redondo Beach, California. It was a graveyard
Contributed by Noal Atkinson on Mar 23, 2010
IF you’re an average Australian you’re worth just over $250,000 have a house valued at $458,488, a mortgage of $341,000 , credit card debt of $3085 and earn $1124.50 a week.
According to the experts if you’re an average Aussie, then chances are you’ll technically be
Contributed by John Perry on Apr 17, 2010
DETERMINED TO SAVE MONEY
I had never been much of a saver, but there came a time after some years of failing to save anything that I decided to break the habit. I could ill afford to save at the time, I had financial constraints / a number of factors that suggested I wouldn’t be successful. But
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 25, 2002
The New York Times reports that during the attacks of
September 11, the communication between rescue workers and their commanding officers was not good. Instead of reaching the workers by radio to warn of the imminent collapse of the Trade Center Towers, a messenger had to be
Contributed by Rick Mccarley on Apr 30, 2002
FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS...
A pastor friend recently told the true story of one of his church members, an attorney, who after meditating on several scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his clients that had owed him money for more than 6 months. He drafted a letter explaining his decision
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 15, 2007
If anyone had a reason to feel good about themselves it was Ruth Bell Graham. She was the daughter of missionaries to China, where she lived through her childhood. She was the wife of Billy Graham, whose ministry to the world has possibly had more impact than any other individual in history. T.
Contributed by J. B. Hall on Mar 30, 2008
H. In 3 John, 9 John speaks of just such an individual: “I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.”
I. Diotrephes was opposing the Lord’s apostle because he wanted the preeminence [supremacy, superiority]!
J. He actively resisted
Contributed by J. B. Hall on Mar 30, 2008
H. Those who highlight and verbalize the defects of others to you in order to cause division between you and them, are in fact the enemies of God.
I. Proverbs 6:16 & 19 say, “These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination to him:” “A false witness that speaketh lies, and he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST POIGNANT SNAPSHOTS OF THE VIETNAM WAR: A LITTLE GIRL RUNNING NAKED DOWN THE STREET, HER EYES WIDE WITH TERROR, SCREAMING IN PAIN.
B. AT THE TIME, CHUCK COLSON WAS PRESIDENT NIXON’S ASSISTANT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, DEALING WITH DECISIONS INVOLVING THE VIETNAM WAR, AND IN HIS
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 19, 2013
On a business trip to California, I realized that I had forgotten my wife's birthday the day before. Expecting I was in big trouble, I went to the jewelry section of a department store. After explaining my situation the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 3, 2013
A KNOCK ON THE DOOR
An old woman ran out of money, and couldn't pay any of her bills. The landlord was threatening to throw her out if she didn't pay her rent soon. She had only a few candles to keep her warm. And one cold day she was warming her hands over a candle. Just then a knock came at
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 17, 2013
Earl Wilson: "Today, there are three kinds of people: the have's, the have-not's, and the