Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:46

Hunt Down College Money

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: I’m 24, and I don’t have any debt except for a small student loan. I’m going to law school to study international law, and I have a scholarship that pays 25 percent. However, I won’t really be able to work much while I’m studying. How can I do this without taking on more debt?

I have a six year old daughter who has the gift of gab. The problem is that if you listen carefully to all she says you’ll notice pretty quickly that not everything is truthful. It’s not that she intends to deceive you, but her rapid fire narration sometimes jumps track for a moment into the realm of speculation and exaggeration. She’s a good girl who loves Jesus and others, but she’s human, and unfortunately her little flaw is all too common.

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 17:10

The Process of Change

Written by Pamela Boswell

The change of seasons is a wonderful opportunity for us to evaluate our lives and “start anew”. Every time a new season is approaching, I say to myself, “I like this one best”. I now realize what I really like is the change and a sense of something new. This month marks the official beginning of spring. For some that means beautiful flowers, pastel colors and “the time of the singing of turtledoves”; for others, it means hay fever. For some it means spring break; for others--what to do with the children that week. For many, it will be a time of cleaning and throwing out or getting in the yard and cleaning up.
Through God’s provision of seasons we have opportunity to make fresh starts around our home. But, more importantly, God has provided a way for us to start again in our relationship with Him through His Son. In the Scripture it is described as a new birth, or the new man. With this new life or rebirth, the desire to please God may be immediate, but changes in our habits is not. It is a process.

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 17:07

Candidate Checklist

Written by Bob Crittendon

Very soon after the publication of this column, voters in Alabama will be going to the polls to cast their ballots in the Presidential primaries. Democrat voters will be affirming their selection of Barack Obama for a second term, and Republican voters will be making choices that will be somewhat significant in affecting the delegate count for the convention. I believe that Christians have a responsibility, as good citizens of our constitutional republic, to participate in the political process.

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 16:37

Leave the 401(k) Alone

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: My husband has been transferred again in his job. Right now, we have three houses and about $60,000 in other debts. He just found out that he can borrow against his 401(k) without hardship at the beginning of the year. Is this a good idea?

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 16:35

Living a Life Worthy of the Gospel

Written by Tony McCollough

It happens to the best of us! In fact, it happens to all of us! What happens you say? Our performance never quite lives up to our profession of faith. All of us are aware of this when it comes to making our commitments for the Lenten season. Some are like the apostle Peter and make professions that we will follow Jesus unto death and then before the proverbial cock crows, like Peter, we deny Christ in our hearts and with our actions. We make a public profession of our faith, but every day we slip up and deny our Lord. We almost despair at the thought of a life to match our faith.

Book Reviews

  • Books to Read

    From Death to Life: How Salvation Works

    by Allen S. Nelson IV

     

     

    The doctrine of salvation is awash on a sea of Pelagianism and Semi-Pelagianism. Marked by the curse of sin, the image-bearers of God have a need to “earn” their salvation. “Surely, there must be something I can do to merit favor before a holy God,” says the modern man. This false “gospel” is propagated in churches around the world and creates chaos and confusion.

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Faith at Work

  • Glenn Wilson, Regional Mortgage Sales Manager

    RRJ:  As a regional manager of BBVA Compass, what does your job entail?

     

    Glenn:  I manage all aspects of Mortgage Lending for BBVA Compass across the East Region.  I lead a team of mortgage banking officers and area sales managers that work directly with clients to help them finance their real estate needs.  I also work very closely with realtors, builders and developers to create product offerings specific to their client’s needs. 

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