Category: The Money Trail
Bear Financial Fruit: Prayer

Bear Financial Fruit: Prayer

In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to scale the summit of Mount Everest. He was recruited to the team not as an expert mountain climber, but as a world-class ...

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Bear Financial Fruit

Bear Financial Fruit

Nucor Steel was at one time the most profitable steel company in America. When they built their first few plants, they went to curious and surprising locations. Instead of ...

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Simple Stewardship

Simple Stewardship

During Peter’s imprisonment in Acts 12, the early church gathers at the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark, to pray (Acts 12:5,12). We know little else about her identity, but ...

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The Good Steward’s Holiday Guide

The Good Steward’s Holiday Guide

Saturday is Halloween, marking the start of the American "Holiday Season." In less than a month, we pause to give thanks, and then in another month, we celebrate Christmas ...

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Editor choice Daily Fantasy Sports: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt

Daily Fantasy Sports: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt

"I don't see the big deal, it's not like it's hurting anyone else." That's a prominent litmus test for decision-making in our morally-schizophrenic culture. Truth is that sin ...

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Financial Margin Creates Trust in God

Financial Margin Creates Trust in God

Imagine living “life on the run,” only “the run” is wandering in the desert with a few million relatives and animals. It’s taken a wee bit longer than you’d imagined, and the ...

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The Most Important Word for Creating Margin

The Most Important Word for Creating Margin

I’m a fan of the “jar of rocks” illustration. Gather together a larger-sized glass jar, one large rock, various sizes of smaller stones, and sand. If you put the rocks and sand ...

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No Room for Generosity

No Room for Generosity

Where could a carpenter and his wife turn in late BC Palestine when the inn is full and she needs a place to birth her son? Where could the followers of a crucified ...

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Living with Margin Enables Thanksgiving

Living with Margin Enables Thanksgiving

Living without margin has a way of complicating our lives. But the act of giving thanks has great power to ground us no matter our circumstances. So choosing to live with ...

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Living On the Edge Is Killing Our Contentment

Living On the Edge Is Killing Our Contentment

As we move toward becoming the financial stewards God expects, we have to see that living without margin—which is celebrated and rewarded in our modern culture—is at odds with a ...

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Editor choice 4 Ways to Enjoy Money & Possessions

4 Ways to Enjoy Money & Possessions

God designs us to live with margin—breathing room—so we enjoy what he gives us and use it for his glory. As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, ...

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Relationships Suffer When We Live On the Edge

Relationships Suffer When We Live On the Edge

A woman comes to the post office to see the latest selection of stamps. She wants to choose an appropriate theme for her wedding invitations. After careful consideration, she ...

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