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Ruth and Naomi did what was right in God’s sight

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: May 18, 2022   

The book of Judges ends on this note: “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in their own sight.” The former slaves in Egypt had been shaped in the desert of Sinai as they made their way to the Promised... More 

Dave Says: Financial planning through a divorce

Published: May 13, 2022   

Dear Dave, My husband and I are getting a divorce, and everything will be final in less than a month. I haven’t worked outside the home in a few years, but according to the terms of the divorce I’ll receive $75,000 in cash on the day the... More 

Quiet after Communion can settle heart

Charley Collins, Published: May 2, 2022   

As a busy high school junior with a job, I often struggle with balancing between work, school, friends, family and even time for God.  Finding time to do everything I wanted has always been a little difficult. Still, as I have gotten older, the... More 

Dave Says: More than one life insurance policy?

Published: April 27, 2022   

Dear Dave, A relative of mine recently mentioned she had two life insurance policies. Is it okay for a person to have more than one life insurance policy? If so, why would someone do that? Victoria Dear Victoria, There aren’t any rules... More 

It takes a village to raise a Moses

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: April 7, 2022   

In our popular consciousness, we sometimes picture Moses as a stand-alone superhero. Images of Charleton Heston’s portrayal of Moses in the classic movie “The Ten Commandments” even show him with his hair wind-tossed and his robes blown... More 

Dave Says: Kids paying rent is over the top

Published: April 7, 2022   

Dear Dave, Our son is in high school, and he has a part-time job. He makes good grades, and we have always tried to teach him how to save and handle money according to your advice. He has even managed to set aside a few thousand dollars for college.... More 

My Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis strengthened my faith

By Jake Jansen, Published: March 23, 2022   

As a child growing older, I began to notice certain things about myself: the way I spoke, what I liked doing, how others treated me and the direction I was headed in life. When I was in fourth grade, I pompously began to feel self-assured that I knew... More 

Dave Says: Are debt consolidation, settlement good ideas?

Published: March 23, 2022   

Dear Dave, I’ve been seeing lots of ads lately for debt consolidation companies, debt settlement companies and the HELOC. Are any of these methods for reducing debt a good idea? Brent Dear Brent, No. These are all bad ideas when it comes... More 

Dave Says: Date night can be inexpensive and fun

Published: March 10, 2022   

Dear Dave, We’re trying to get control of our finances by living on a budget. We also have about $18,000 in debt we are trying to pay off. My husband brings home $3,400 a month, and I am currently taking care of our eight-month-old baby. We would... More 

In the beginning were relationships

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: March 9, 2022   

The book of Genesis is the story of beginnings: the beginning of creation, the beginning of a people, the beginning of salvation history. We find the bright shining thread of relationships throughout these stories of beginnings. Whether divinely created... More