O ver the past few years, several parents complained to me about their children drifting from values and principles they taught them. Statements like: How can my child stop going to church and Bible study? Why are they drinking alcohol? How have they become so liberal? Where did I go wrong? As a grandfather, father […]
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Wisdom is Lacking In Public Debates: Applying Wisdom Needs Recognition of Facts and Experiences
Wisdom is lacking today. The Ninth Edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as “experience and knowledge together with the power of applying them critically or practically.” Yet people neglect facts, experiences, and common sense in public debates. Many vital issues need wisdom to develop realistic solutions. Chaos in Donald Trump’s White House is […]
Couples Follow This Process and Stop Fighting About Money
Couples, stop fighting about money! Disputes will arise in your marriage that you attribute to money. But, you know it’s never about money, it’s about lifestyle choices that lead to spending. If you follow this dispute resolution process, by God’s grace, you will stop fighting about money. How to Stop Fighting About Money How do […]
Effective Stewardship Is Essential as You Get out of Debt
How do you get on top of your finances when you are deep in debt? As you proceed, it seems you are digging one hole to fill another, doesn’t it? I believe by God’s grace; these seven steps might help you navigate this challenging path.
Unbalanced Life Key To Live As Jesus’ Disciple
Are you aiming to lead a balanced life? Balancing work and family? Maybe, work, family, church, other activities? I strive to live an unbalanced life—that’s right, unbalanced. I know this is counter cultural because, like you, from all sources I hear the balanced life mantra. I think this balancing act was a key reason for the disturbing findings in a December 1983 Princeton Religion Research Center survey conducted for The Wall Street Journal by the Gallup Organization.
How to Cope with The Severe Onslaught on Wall Street?
Fear and panic consumed Wall Street early this morning giving rise to programmed selling—sales generated automatically when certain pre-set stock prices were reached. Bargain hunters intervened and stopped the onslaught from continuing, and the market recovered some of the losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), plunged more than a 1000 points in the first six minutes of trading today. It recovered to close down 588.47 points, or 3.6%, at 15,871.28—the lowest level since February 2014. The carnage was similar world wide: the Canadian S&P/TSX 60 was down 3.1%, Nikkei, Japan was off 4.4%, and Shanghai, China dropped 9.3%.
What should you do with your pension and savings that’s fallen 20%, 30%, or more in the past week?
How to Seek First His Kingdom while Earning an Income
What does it mean to seek first His kingdom? Apostle Paul and other disciples are perfect examples. More recent individuals include Corrie Tenn Boom and George Müller. Sadly, we do not grasp the essence of the life of a follower of Jesus because we focus on us and our entitlements. Besides, TV evangelists present God as a celestial slot machine from whom we demand comforts. When we don’t get them, these charlatans blame a lack faith. Meanwhile, their followers support their wealthy lifestyles.
Why are Christian Bookstores Struggling?
There was a time when Christian bookstores were prominent in the community and seen as a relevant resource for churches and Christians. However, like so many other businesses, times and consumer demands changed and most Christian bookstores did not adapt. In fact, many failed. They struggled with returns on investment, and they often did not implement effective marketing strategies.
Oil Price Drop, Blessing Or Curse For Canada?
Is the oil price drop a blessing or a curse to the Canadian economy? It is a reversal of the 1970s. The oil shock of the 1970’s caused panic worldwide. Businesses scampered to become more energy efficient. Under the guise of discouraging consumption, governments seized the chance to raise taxes on energy related income and energy […]
Why Target Canada Failed: Target Off The Mark To Start
On January 15, Target Corporation’s (Target) new CEO, Brian Cornell, announced the closing of its Canadian operations. This misadventure will affect 17,600 workers and cost shareholders over $6 billion pretax.