Category Archives: money

Insist upon Living Your Life

Time is a precious gift. And while most of us feel like we never have enough of it, we can be determined to spend what we have wisely, and well. Continue reading

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Housewives, Unemployed, and Other Invisible People

We live in a society that validates — or condemns — people based upon the title of their occupation, and how much they make doing it. To this end, we are conditioned to see people like doctors, lawyers, priests, U.S. … Continue reading

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Is Jesus the (American) Way, Truth, and Life?

It is not easy to live life on this planet. Most normal, ordinary human beings simply want to live — to love their family, feed that family, have time to be with and enjoy that family and their friends. But … Continue reading

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When Being Frugal Becomes Non-Christian

“A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Luke 6:38 The last few weeks, I have been itinerantly cleaning the home … Continue reading

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Just How Equal Are We in Our Society?

I live in a theoretically egalitarian society. I say theoretically because, although the Declaration of Independence which we, in my country, purport to honor, accept, and abide by (along with the Constitution of the United States) avers that “all men are … Continue reading

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The Lies We’re Told

Deception is fascinating. At base, deception is simply lying, which doesn’t sound so mysterious and awesome, but truly good deception is done in such a way that the people accepting the lies, think that they are believing the truth. Deception … Continue reading

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The Lies We’re Told

It’s no surprise that we’re lied to all the time. Anyone who follows politics in any manner at all readily acknowledges that politicians lie. And businessmen lie. And mass media magnates lie. And iconic religious celebrities lie. All sorts of … Continue reading

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Tithing

There are certain things one simply does not discuss in church circles, and I really don’t mean sex, alcohol, the f-word, or thong underwear. As in most marriages, money is a topic that causes a lot of angst and disagreement, and within … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Richest Christians Look Poor

Within the Bible, many words that we think of in one way mean another, but most seeming discrepancies — as opposed to being the result of deceit, manipulation, or dis-ingenuousness — can be reasonably addressed and understood. Take the word … Continue reading

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We’re Not Rich, but We OWN Our House

Sixteen years ago, my husband the Norwegian Artist and I had an improbable dream: we wanted to find a place in the country and raise our kids there. I say improbable because 1) we had four kids and 2) we … Continue reading

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