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7 Steps to Prepare Your Finances for COVID-19’s Economic Impact

If you have been hit hard by COVID-19 – by the loss of a job, by the impact of a house full of anxious kids – you’re not alone. 72% of Americans are reporting financial stress.
Like you, so many of us are anxious about what the future holds. With near-constant news of product scarcity, job losses, and economic downturns, hear this: the world is not


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Rest for the Weary

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” – Matthew 6:27
In December of 2006, as each week brought news of yet another publisher who had decided to take a pass on a book I had poured a year of my life and left a well-paying corporate job to write, I found myself deeply discouraged and increasingly worried.
Was it a colossal


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Don’t Waste a Crisis

Bob (not his real name) is deathly afraid of flying. Years ago, while on board a plane that was about to leave its gate to taxi toward the runway, he had a panic attack and had to get off the plane. That day, something changed in him. He was so shaken by the experience that he felt compelled to start living his life differently. Interestingly,


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Is Fear Messing With Your Finances?

Cast all your cares on him, because he cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:7
Did you know that the most often repeated commandment in the Bible is “Do not fear”? I was reminded of that when reading Donald Miller’s book, “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” (a remarkably powerful book about living a better story by proactively co-authoring your life with God).
That fact seemed


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Independence Day

“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:31b-32
My wife and I once lived in a home with cracks in its foundation.  Every time it rained I got a knot in my stomach because I knew there was a chance we’d get water in the basement.  We


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Is Fear Messing with Your Finances?

Did you know that the most often repeated commandment in the Bible is “Do not fear”?  I was reminded of that when reading Donald Miller’s book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. That fact seemed to jump off the page, as if reading it for the first time.
I found it surprising, and deeply encouraging.
Fear Comes in Different Flavors
Of course, some fear is healthy. To deny


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How to Get Past the Worry

I still remember the first time we took our first child to the pediatrician.  There was nothing wrong; it was just a normal first check-up.  However, my face must have looked like I was carrying our newborn across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
The doctor took one look at me and said, “It’s okay, one day every parent stops worrying.  In about 60 years.”
You don’t need


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