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Reflecting on "memento mori" can free us from worry

By Gianni Squillace, Published: December 7, 2021   

Memento mori: “Remember you must die” I had the privilege of listening to associate pastor Father Keith Higginbotham’s homily on the first Sunday of Advent at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers, where he talked about the beauty... More 

Feeling stagnant? That’s when we need God the most

By Ardyn Townzen, Published: November 24, 2021   

Now that I am in my final year of college and about to take on the world as a full adult rather than a college student, I have learned a lot of difficult lessons regarding my faith and spirituality. I am so fortunate to attend a Jesuit university that... More 

Dave Says: How to cut costs during the holiday season

By Dave Ramsey, Published: November 23, 2021   

Dear Dave, We’re doing our best to stick to our cash Christmas budget this year. Are there any traps to avoid, and do you have other advice on ways we can cut costs during the holiday season? René   Dear René, If... More 

Learn the rhythm of evangelization: Go out and welcome

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: November 18, 2021   

Over the years, I’ve been in several Bible study groups and other faith-sharing groups. One of the temptations I’ve noticed is that we can be hesitant to welcome newcomers or consider splitting a group that is too large to be effective. We... More 

Dave Says: Boyfriend needs money maturity before proposal

Published: November 12, 2021   

Dear Dave, My boyfriend is not very good with money, and he is in a bad situation right now. He has a huge car payment every month, plus about $30,000 in credit card debt. He also lives in a very expensive apartment. He recently quit a really good job... More 

Dave Says: Beware of costs, risks of VA home loans

By Dave Ramsey, Published: November 11, 2021   

Dear Dave, I’m coming up on a transition phase in my life. I’ll be leaving the military soon, and I’ve been evaluating my living situation once I am out. My parents said I could live with them for a while, but I am not sure that would... More 

Make sure wandering thoughts do not turn into idolatry

By Gianni Squillace, Published: October 30, 2021   

I find it fruitful to let my imagination wander as it pleases. Doing this provides me with ideas for my creative writing, school, sports and other aspects of life. While it does no harm to rejuvenate the mind and use the imagination, I began running into... More 

Is there a day-to-day way to protect against inflation?

By Dave Ramsey, Published: October 8, 2021   

Dear Dave, All the talk on the news about inflation is a little scary. Is there any way to protect yourself against it on a day-to-day basis? Garret   Dear Garret, When people start talking about inflation, it seems like there are... More 

Be Still: Foster a discipline of stillness in God’s presence

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: October 6, 2021   

Good engineers know the value of a counterbalance. Whether for a seesaw, elevator or a forklift, the design has to allow for weights to balance one another. Without that balance, a child will go flying off the seat of the seesaw, an elevator will plummet... More 

Social media took away peace, focus on God

By Laritza Chena, Published: September 25, 2021   

During the pandemic, I became very attached to my phone. With not a lot going on, I spent most of my time on social media. When I wasn’t in adoration or reading my Bible, I was on Snapchat, TikTok or YouTube.  As school started, that habit... More