There’s a movie that just came out called Breakthrough. It’s a true story about a mother, Joyce Smith, who would not give up hope and continued to pray after her teenage son John was clinically dead for almost an hour. He had fallen through ice on a lake in Missouri and had been underwater for 15 minutes. John was not expected to survive, but miraculously, his pulse came back. This movie is about the power of prayer, faith, hope, and an amazing miracle. Continue reading
For the last few years, I’ve been on a mission to simplify my life and declutter my home. I wrote a little about this in a past post of mine called Creating Quiet…about clearing out the unimportant, whether it’s activities or clutter, and focusing on what’s really important. I’ve made good progress, although I still have a ways to go! Continue reading
Wishing you a joyful Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!
JOY TO THE WORLD, written by Isaac Watts
Joy to the World; the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King!
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing. Continue reading
Thanksgiving is such a great holiday because it gives us a chance to (hopefully) slow down and reflect on the blessings in our lives. There really are so many things we can be thankful for! Praying you have a special Thanksgiving Day with family and friends and that you’re reminded of God’s goodness in your life!
He surrounds me with loving-kindness and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things! PSALM 103:4-5 TLB
Debt-free living ties in with my goal for a simplified, less-cluttered, more stress-free life. Did you realize that being in debt and having lots of bills is a big cause of stress? I want to be wiser about spending and saving, so I’m taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class, which teaches you how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and save more. The teaching is based on Biblical principles for handling money and has helped thousands of people pay off large amounts of debt in a short amount of time.
I’m just now starting the class as part of a small group at my church, so I’m not an expert on debt-free living yet! 🙂 However, I did get a chance to hear Dave Ramsey speak in person and he shared five life/financial tips that can be helpful to anyone—each tip has a Scripture to back it up:
- Live on a budget (Luke 14:28)
- Get out of debt (Proverbs 22:7)
- Foster high-quality relationships (I Corinthians 15:33)
- Save money (Proverbs 21:20)
- Be outrageously generous (2 Corinthians 9:7)
You can find out more about Dave Ramsey, his books, his radio show, his courses, and live events at DaveRamsey.com. Are you familiar with Dave Ramsey and is debt-free living a goal you want to pursue?