Archive | Faith & Finances


“No Bird Soars in a Calm”

I’ve been reading the remarkable story of the Wright Brothers—for the third time. Rarely has a book so drawn me in. Wilbur and Orville Wright’s humility, quiet determination, courage, and persistence are inspiring beyond words. All the scientific challenges they had to overcome (neither one even went to college), all the doubters and naysayers they […]

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Don’t Waste a Crisis

Bob (not his real name) is deathly afraid of flying. Years ago, while onboard a plane that was about to leave its gate to taxi toward the runway, he had a panic attack and had to get off the plane. That day, something changed in him. He was so shaken by the experience that he […]

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Stronger Than Fear

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:12-13 […]

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Investor Live Fire Testing

I remember reading an article by a long-haul cargo plane pilot who described his job as hour upon hour of boredom interspersed with moments of sheer terror. That’s a pretty good description of the stock market. There are long periods when not much happens. And then there are times like right now. Huge declines last […]

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Profitable Ideas: Take a Minimalist Challenge, A Better Kind of Abundance, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why you should do a minimalist challenge (The Pioneers). If minimalism sounds appealing but you don’t know where to start, here’s one way to begin. How to free yourself from your parents’ money habits, and claim financial independence (MarketWatch). More of […]

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