Stop Saying “Going Forward”

April 25, 2017 | Posted by Billy Brath

“Going Forward” Have you noticed the use of this phrase increasing over the last few years? At first, it was used by the news media to transition interviews or reports to speculation on the future as it relates to the topic at hand. Over time, the phrase settled in as a way for people to […]

 

Cutting Through the Noise

April 20, 2017 | Posted by Tom Eggebrecht

Let’s face it. We live in a noisy world. The majority of messages sent are never seen or heard by the intended audience. Unfortunately, the same is true for the most important message in the world: The Gospel of the forgiveness of sins by grace, through faith, because of Jesus Christ. If we want our […]

 

2 Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Life Today

April 19, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Tonniges

We all have times when we say “this is enough” or “I can’t do this anymore.” These phrases usually indicate symptoms of struggle, weariness, and even pure loss of motivation. To help us get over these times, here are two ways to really ‘pep up’ your life when it comes to normal everyday activities. 1. […]

 

When Life is Lent

April 11, 2017 | Posted by Ken Chitwood

As we turn from Lent to the celebration and season of Easter, it is tempting to think that Lent is over. But for some of us, life is Lent.  In the book, “City of God: Faith in the Streets,” Sara Miles wrote, “Lent is the world we live in.” Suffering, decay, and death surround us. Anguish, sadness, […]

 

4 Things You Learn When You Start A Business ...

April 5, 2017 | Posted by Eva Baker

When I started TeensGotCents in 2013 I was 16 years old. In the beginning, it was just a high school project. I had to do it. It never occurred to me that it might become a business and even my full-time job one day. See, in order to graduate high school, in the Baker household, […]

 

How Much Debt is Safe?

April 4, 2017 | Posted by Art Scherer

How much debt is safe for a congregation? Are there alternatives to borrowing? Should we have a campaign to reduce our debt? These are just some of the questions congregations ask as they consider taking on or reducing debt. Both the Bible and sound financial practice caution against abuse and misuse of debt, but there […]