Your Finances: Why Cost of Living Matters

This article is part of the MH4C Writers Challenge. I’d like to see which articles you like the most. If you like an article, please take a moment to ‘Like’ it on Facebook, ‘Tweet’ it, or give it a ‘Plus One’ on Google +. (To the right of the title, you’ll see each of those buttons so it should make your job easier.) The winner of the MH4C Writers Challenge is the article that has the most social … [Read more...]

The Importance of Having a Financial Cushion

This article is part of the MH4C Writers Challenge. I’d like to see which articles you like the most. If you like an article, please take a moment to ‘Like’ it on Facebook, ‘Tweet’ it, or give it a ‘Plus One’ on Google +. (To the right of the title, you’ll see each of those buttons so it should make your job easier.) The winner of the MH4C Writers Challenge is the article that has the most social … [Read more...]

The Deceiving Half Truths Money Promises (But Rarely Keeps)

Half truths are the most dangerous of all truths. We're smart enough to be able to spot a lie from a mile away.  It's usually the half-truths that trip us up. Money promises a lot of half truths.  The mistake we make is believing that the promises of money hold some type of ultimate truth. Control The more money we have, the more we're able to control our lives. If you're wealthy, … [Read more...]

MH4C Writers Contest Submission Deadline June 1st

If you're interested in submitting an article for the MH4C Writers Contest, you have until end of day June 1st.  Selected articles will eligible for prizes between $40-$100. I currently have seven submissions, so there is a good statistical chance that your article will be accepted. (Last year I did receive a lot of submissions on the last day - slackers!) Get more detail here. … [Read more...]

The Absolute Necessity of Avoiding the Danger of Gift Projection

I recently read a really challenging book called Accidental Pharisees. In the chapter entitled "Chocolate-Covered Arrogance: The Dark Side of Gift Projection", Larry Osborne seeks to make us aware of our tendency towards 'gift projection'. What is Gift Projection? Essentially, it is trying to force everyone into your God created mold.  It's the effort to try and push your gift mix on everyone … [Read more...]

The Crucial Difference Between Jesus’ Financial Teachings and the Rest of the New Testament

One thing most Christians have down pat is the knowledge that the Old Testament and the New Testament are to be read and interpreted differently because they fall under different dispensations. Specifically in regards to finances, I think we may need to learn to read and interpret passages during the ministry of Jesus differently than passages during the establishment of the New Testament … [Read more...]

10 Challenging Quotes About Money

This post is not Craig's top 10 favorite money quotes of all time.  Instead, I grabbed some books off my bookshelf or fired up the Kindle and looked for statements that I've highlighted.  My goal is to challenge your thinking and introduce you to a few good Christian authors.  I hope that one of these quotes will resonate with you and provide you with some food for thought today. But pleasure, … [Read more...]

A Shocking Realization | Christians the Anchors Instead of Propellers

Someone recently emailed and said that they sold all their investments so they could give the money away. My first reaction was to try and write an email response that indicated my concern. Was that really the wisest thing to do at this point in your life? How did you determine that God really wanted you to do that? What happens if something does not go as planned? Why is … [Read more...]

When the Refrigerator is Stocked, How Do We Remember God?

There is a danger to wealth. The Bible expresses the danger in a few different ways: In Proverbs, Agur seeks neither poverty nor riches.  His desire to avoid riches is two-fold.  First, he fears that he may have too much and disown God.  Second, he may ask, "Who is the Lord?". (Prov. 30:8-9). In Deuteronomy, the Israelites are encouraged to be cautious as they settle in a land full of … [Read more...]

The Day the Dollar Becomes Useless: Are You Prepared?

Yes, I'm talking about the decline of the dollar. Just not the decline most talking heads are discussing. There is some speculation about what will happen to the value of the dollar in the future.  However, there is one thing we can be certain of … there will come a day when the dollar will be considered useless by all of us. The Christian faith is a linear one.  We are in the last times, … [Read more...]