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What about your friends- Maintaining friendships after having a baby

What About Your Friends? Maintaining Friendships After Having A Baby

In Phenomenal Living

Did you ever say, “When I become a mom I’m not going to be that mom who abandons her friends”? “I’m still going to figure out how I can still meet up with my friends Sex And The City style”?”  However, once you become a mom, you realize that meeting up with friends may not be your reality anymore. You are focused on trying to find sleep, work, and taking care of your new baby or babies. The reality is that you can’t do what you used to. It may be hard for you to understand and you may wish…

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How to Teach Your Children To Love God And Walk With Integrity

How to Teach Your Children To Love God And Walk With Integrity

In Phenomenal Living

It feels like there is an increased urgency to spread the Gospel of Christ and to walk in the way of the Lord. I’ve been talking to parents of older children to understand school programs and ways to educate children, and those discussions include their concern about what children are exposed to. Children are exposed to more much earlier, and we need to focus on raising our children in a way that is healthy and Christ-centered despite the Babylon living. A big part of this is how we live and how we raise our children, but also the messages we…

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How to Live in Babylon and Not Lose Your Way

How to Live In Babylon and Not Lose Your Way

In Phenomenal Living

One thing that has been weighing on my spirit lately is the prevalence of “itching ears” in our community. In 2 Timothy 4:3 (ESV) the Bible says, “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” This means that people will no longer be concerned with the righteous thing to do or what is true, but will instead seek out people who will tell them what they want to hear. For example, do you have a friend that you call who will…

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4 Biblical Principles for Getting Out of Debt

4 Biblical Principles for Getting Out of Debt

In Finance

One day, I was at the mall and I could not afford to buy the outfit I desired due to financial decisions committed many, many years ago. As a college student, I would vacation out of the country, purchase expensive clothing, and make a series of other poor financial decisions using my credit card. Thanks to those irrational spending behaviors, I found myself feeling enslaved. Between my current monthly expenses and the $10,000 worth of credit card debt I had acquired in college, it seemed as though the money I worked so hard for was being snatched away from me….

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Can Rewards Credit Cards Help Me Save Money?

Can Rewards Credit Cards Help Me Save Money?

In Finance

Credit isn’t bad; the misuse of credit is bad. I wanted to start off by saying this, because some of you who are reading may be wondering why I am writing a post that sounds like I may be encouraging the use of credit cards. Some conventional financial advice encourages people to avoid credit because it can lead to overspending and ultimately financial hardship. A few weeks ago I shared information on building your credit, and this week I want to share how using credit cards can actually be a good part of your financial strategy. However, although credit cards…

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