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Christian Joy in a Material World – Part I (Where Joy Is Not)

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence These words have become deeply ingrained into the American society as part of our Declaration…

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Moody Radio Interview 2-18-19 – Tax Season Planning

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Tax season may not be exciting, but it does present us with a good opportunity to review our overall financial plan and look for ways to improve.  That could be in looking for ways to pay less in taxes next year or perhaps it’s in the way we use our refund to knock out a…

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Moody Radio Interview 11-18-18 – Thanksgiving

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We’re in the time of year when we intentionally turn our focus to the act of giving thanks.  This gives us a good opportunity to reflect on what it means to give thanks and examine whether we’re thankful in all circumstances or just for the things that have gone according to our plans.  In this…

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Moody Radio Interview 10-22-18 – A Meaningful Christmas

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How can we have a meaningful Christmas that creates memories without breaking our budget and taking on debt?  It turns out that the things that matter most don’t normally cost a lot of money.  We just need to be willing to plan ahead and make some small changes.  The following recording is from “Mornings with…

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Moody Radio Interview 8-27-18 – Eternal Rewards

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Does it seem selfish for us to be motivated by a desire for the eternal rewards that God has promised us?  Maybe it just feels that way because we’ve only seen the sin-stained version of the good things God has promised.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Steve” on Moody Radio Indiana…

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Is It Wrong to Want Eternal Rewards?

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Have you ever struggled with the idea that you sometimes find yourself being obedient to God because you desire the rewards He’s promised?  Is it selfish to want to receive those things?  Shouldn’t you want to do the right thing purely out of a love and desire to please God?  These are all questions many…

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Moody Radio Interview 8-13-18 – Financial Classes Must Address the Heart

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Which is the more important result of a financial course, helping people have more money or making them better disciples?  Many courses only focus on the symptoms and ignore the underlying problem.  The reality is that things like unwise spending and debt are simply an outward indication of a deeper internal problem with our heart, and…

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Financial Classes Must First Address the Heart

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Our churches are filled with people trying to improve their financial condition.  Their goals can range from getting debt free and becoming “financially free” to finally building an emergency fund or saving for retirement.  Churches and organizations have responded to these desires by offering programs that promise to do those very things.  Despite the numerous…

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Moody Radio Interview 1-15-18 – Tax Law Changes

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Tax laws are changing and when the rules of the game change, we need to know how the new ones are going to affect us.  In this week’s interview we discuss the standard deduction and a few other changes that will affect our tax situations in the coming years.  The following recording is from “Mornings…

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