April 2013

This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 10:25-37, about the connection between believing and helping our neighbors, from the Parable of the Good Samaritan. 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is […]

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Here’s the most important financial data that you need to know to be fairly well informed. Each week I post the weekending scorecard of data for 8 financial markets and 10 economic indicators. As of 4/26/2013: The week stocks, crude oil futures, and gold came up a little, while interest rates slid some. US Recession Watch*  […]

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It has been reported that 7- and 8-year car loans are becoming the norm. This isn’t surprising, when you consider that the cost for a new mid-size family car, mini-van, hybrid, or small SUV can easily be $25,000, and it is not uncommon that if nice features are added they can easily cost $30,000 – […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 9:57-63; is the cost of following Jesus. 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no […]

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Here’s the most important financial data that you need to know to be fairly well informed. Each week I post the weekending scorecard of data for 8 financial markets and 10 economic indicators. As of 4/19/2013: The week was bumpy in stocks, crude oil futures came down quite a bit, as did gold and other […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 5:1-11 ; it is about Jesus calling Simon, a small business owner into ministry. One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 3:7-11; it is about sharing our personal possessions and food. 7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And […]

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This week’s money and stewardship devotional from the four Gospels* is from Luke 3:12-14. It is about being content with our pay and not overcharging or extorting. 12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?” 13 “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them. 14 Then […]

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