January 2013

This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is to consider financial miracles and prayer from Mark  6:35-44. 35 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. 36 Send the people away so that they can go […]

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The past weekend my Pastor, Rich Nathan, of Vineyard Columbus preached an outstanding sermon about money, called Getting Financially Fit for Life. Click the link to watch, listen to, or read it. You can easily download it onto your device for podcast listening too. He taught quite a bit out of Matthew 6:19-21, 24-33. I […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is to look at if Jesus Wants Us to Buy Guns to Arm Ourselves? in Matthew 26:52. Curious to see first hand, a couple of days ago I walked into a gun store near our home, and handguns, and military looking rifles (semi-auto non-machine guns) were being […]

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Have you thought about buying an all-electric vehicle, or hybrid with the costs of gasoline being so high. Maybe you are ecologically minded, and think electric power is better for the environment. Before you run out and buy an alternative fuel car, I thought it would be good to cover the advantages and disadvantages of […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is about  betraying what we know, for what we want in Matthew 26:14-16. Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him […]

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I took a few weeks off from writing the financial devotional due to a death in the family, and the Holidays, but I am back at it today. This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is about  extravagantly loving Jesus in Matthew 26:6-13. 6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the […]

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Unemployment, New Jobs, and Jobless Claims Statistics* Monthly change in non-farm payrolls – Flat: 155,000 new jobs were added in December, compared to 146,000 added in November, and 171,000 in October. Unemployment – Flat: December’s rate of 7.8 matched the revised November rate of 7.8% (previously estimated to be 7.7% – which would have been the lowest […]

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The showdown in Washington over Federal taxes and spending ended with an agreement signed into law this week. Here are the losers and winners that we can see at this point. Further analysis is forthcoming of H.R.8 – American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and will be reported to you later this month. Winners Overall Taxes: Joint […]

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