Tag Archives: Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World

My Romantic Valentine’s Day

Do you have romantic plans with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? A special dinner out, perhaps, or did he surprise you with flowers and chocolate? I remember when I was in high school, “the thing” was for the girls to … Continue reading

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16 (Now 17) Years

On the day I graduated from high school, in June 1992, I remember looking out of my bedroom window and thinking to myself, “This is it. The next thing I know, I’ll be graduating from college, then getting married, raising … Continue reading

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Watch us on Life Focus TV’s “Dealing with Debt.”

  How is your financial situation? Is debt weighing you down? Do you find it difficult to make ends meet month to month?  When my husband and I got married in 1998, we lived in a 1-bedroom apartment, had nothing … Continue reading

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Financial Setbacks

Do you ever feel as though your money seems to burn up in your hands or at least flies out of your hands faster than you can earn it? Financial setbacks can be so discouraging and even heart-wrenching, can’t they? My family … Continue reading

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Steady Plodding Brings Prosperity

Proverbs 21:5 in The Living Bible says, “Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty.” The NIV puts it like this, “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” In my first job out … Continue reading

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Endorsement of Our Book from Ken Connor, Family Research Council President 2000-2003!

We were honored to receive the following foreword for our book from Ken Connor, President of the Family Research Council from 2000 to 2003, founder of Center for a Just Society/John Jay Institute, and author of Sinful Silence. “As I have pondered … Continue reading

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How the Debt Snowball Method Works

If you’ve ever been in much debt, you can understand the pressure that it places on you. It’s a heavy burden to owe people money, and it can cause all sorts of feelings—from anxiety to fear to sadness to anger … Continue reading

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Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World is 50% off at Smashwords This Week!

This week is “Read an E-Book Week” at Smashwords.com, which means that thousands of e-books are deeply discounted, including our book, Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World! You can get our book for only $2.50 by clicking here and entering … Continue reading

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What Motherhood Has Done to Me

When I was in the shower tonight, I had some thoughts about the ways that I’ve changed since becoming a mother. I seem to get a lot of inspiration while in the shower. Is anyone with me on that? Not … Continue reading

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Why I Homeschool

If you could be a fly on the wall of my house sometimes when we’re doing school, you might wonder why in the world I would choose such a path. It can be quite chaotic and stressful at times. We … Continue reading

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My Couponing Haul

My dear husband surprised the kids last night by bringing home a movie from the Redbox. So after I fed them all supper and they started their movie, I slipped out for a little R&R at the grocery store. Yes, … Continue reading

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Jesus Obeyed His Mama

Do you know how sometimes as we’re reading a familiar passage of Scripture, something new and profound jumps out at us? Something that’s been there all along, obviously, but the Holy Spirit just opened our understanding to it for the … Continue reading

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Our Story on Zpolitics and 103.7 FM

Trevor and I were interviewed this morning by Martha Zoller of 103.7 FM for a 30-minute radio program that will air on Sunday, February 23. I’ll post a link to the show when it’s available to stream online. We had … Continue reading

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Mammograms and Colonoscopies

I recently passed that magical age at which the “powers that be” have decided that I’m suddenly in need of a certain medical screening. You women know which one I mean. When I went for my yearly check-up last month, … Continue reading

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Esther’s Wild and Crazy Life

My favorite Bible woman is Esther. Her story was just so very cool. It was like the ultimate fairytale, only it was real. She went from peasant girl to queen in no time flat–and she went on to become a … Continue reading

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16 (Now 17) Years

On the day I graduated from high school, in June 1992, I remember looking out of my bedroom window and thinking to myself, “This is it. The next thing I know, I’ll be graduating from college, then getting married, raising … Continue reading

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A Few Creative Ways to Earn and Save Money

The recession of the last few years has produced several forms of pay cuts for my husband, a public school teacher. First came a 2.4 percent across the board reduction. Added to that came furlough days, starting out as just … Continue reading

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Lessons from My Goldfish

I, er…I mean my kids, have four pet goldfish. We’ve had them for almost a year now, and their names are Creamsicle, Creamsicle Jr., Butterbean, and Peaches. They’re fun little creatures. My husband thinks I’m crazy because I talk to … Continue reading

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Southern Savers Reviewed Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World

Jenny at the wildly popular Southern Savers couponing site posted an excellent review of Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World this week. Check out the review here.

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Having Fun on a Post-Christmas Shoestring

In the early weeks of a new year, it’s easy to become discouraged because of a lack of extra funds for entertainment….eating out, movies, shopping, and so forth. If you’re like our family, your property taxes were due in December, … Continue reading

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Howard Dayton endorsed our book!

BIG NEWS!! Our first significant endorsement…. Howard Dayton, co-founder of Crown Financial Ministries, author, and founder of Compass- finances God’s way, had this to say about Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World: “Nothing is more authentic or powerful than people … Continue reading

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