Happy 2018! Another year is behind us; another year is ahead of us. The beginning of a new year often inspires people to set goals like finishing a project, eating healthier (after indulging for the last two weeks), exercising more, or spending more time reading the Bible. The list goes on.
Ahhh…new year. Clean slate. New beginning. Twelve months of potential.
But not everyone is optimistic about the future. Some say that if the past is any indication, we’re in for big trouble in 2018.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. I Chronicles 16:34
Our houses overflowed with gifts in celebration of the Greatest Gift, but the Lord loads us up with gifts, blessings, benefits, every day. I once heard a pitcher say no matter the outcome of the game, the sun would come up in the morning, his mama loved him, and God loved him. He was able to give thanks even in a losing situation. He wasn’t thankful for his bad pitches, but he found at least three other constants in his life for which he could be thankful. Continue reading
Before leaping into the New Year pause and consider your dreams for your child to grow to be a boy or girl of great character, filled with the Fruit of the Spirit. Review the list and consider what ones your child exhibits and what ones need some work. That fruit consists of great qualities (Galatians 5:22-23):
God has a lot to say about money and the way we manage it. According to my Concordance, the word “money” appears 148 times in the Bible. Jesus talks about money more than He talks about hell. Why? Because how we handle money could determine whether or not we go to heaven or hell.
As parents and grandparents, we have a responsibility to teach our children how to be good stewards of God’s money.
Here are seven basic principles that I have discovered by searching God’s Word regarding money: Continue reading