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Use Your Talents {A Girl’s Guide to the Good Life}

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Big Problems In the course of a day, how many times do you make contact with the suffering of another living being? Really, if you counted them, how many would there be? It is 6:00 a.m. your radio alarm clicks on and reports that another suicide bomber took out twenty-three more people somewhere in the Middle East (one). Good morning. After mining the nighttime crusties from your eyes and brushing your teeth, you take a scroll through your social feeds. Your college friend just got back from India, a medical mission to the slums, and she brought back scads of. . .
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Basement Tape #173: Preparing to Work

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Audio: Preparing to Work (Basement Tapes #173)

We are primarily speaking about young men starting to work but the conversation is applicable to us all. Join us as we share thoughts on how we might deliberately and with wisdom move our young men out of the home and into the world of work.

Teaching Your Kids About Money

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Young girl with handful of money.

Our kids need to learn how to manage money wisely: saving, spending, being responsible with digital money, tithing, stewardship, and being a cheerful giver. What about allowances? How do you deal with entitlement issues? Should the teaching approach be different with boys and girls? What about debt? We need to very intentionally teach our kids about money. Steve and Kara talk about all these things and more in this episode of HomeWise.

Planning for Restful Sundays

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Sunday is the high point of our week. Having a restful Sunday requires some planning and preparation during the week. Kara talks about some things you can do to help diffuse the stress and hurry of Sunday and truly make it a restful day…even for Mom!

Living in a State of Constant Change

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Significant Changes Change is a big theme in my life these days. As many of you know, I have recently returned to the pastorate and this vocational shift has brought about many other changes to my life as well as to the lives of my children. We have relocated to a new state, three of my children are either working or attending school in other locations, and my three at-home children are attending a Christian school for the first time, instead of homeschooling. For the younger children, unless you have experienced this, you have no idea how significant the changes. . .
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Blood, Sweat, & Years—Doing Work that Matters

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Hard-working farmer wiping sweat from forehead.

When I started making knives I was twenty-eight years old. I had a new baby girl, a new little house and life was simple. I bought some tools and set up a small shop in my two-car garage. Blink my eyes and boom, my little girl is now six-feet tall, I also have another son and daughter, I don’t work in that little garage anymore, I don’t live in that house anymore. Heck, I don’t even live in that time zone anymore! I have a new home, new friends, and a very different life than I did when I started.. . .
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Christian Health Insurance & Trusting God

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Christian Health Insurance & Trusting God

Health Insurance Insecurity Last month, my health provider informed me that my family was being dropped from their coverage—nothing personal—we represented just one of thousands of other families who will soon be without health insurance unless we scramble around looking for another company to take us on. Trusting God This is, of course, due to politics, and economics, and while much is being debated in those realms, my personal and individual dilemma is this; what makes me feel most secure? Is it an attachment to a large faceless corporation that will cover everything from major medical expenses to co-paying for. . .
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Office Evangelism: Improving Your Workplace Witness

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Office Evangelism: Angry man on the phone

Difficulty of Office Evangelism The office. An environment that is challenging in the very best of circumstances. As chaotic and rowdy as a kindergarten class (but without the graham crackers and the much needed naptime) and with the social hierarchy of the playground and some of its cruelty too. Evangelism When You’ve “Blown It” Many of us work in quite difficult situations: highly competitive environments with hostile colleagues or angry bosses, or with pressing deadlines, or for a struggling company. And we find ourselves as Christians in a world that may be, at best indifferent, or at worst, hostile to. . .
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Basement Tape #133: Family Economy

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Basement Tape: Family Economy

In the Greek, Economics means Oikos (Household) + Nomos (Rules). The goal is the establishment of guidelines for how something should be done. In this conversation we look at money, chores, responsibilities, gifts, labor, opportunity costs and entrepreneurial activities in our attempt to understand how best to run our households.

 

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