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There is a Plan
October 01, 2017

There is a Plan!

Putting together a plan makes us evaluate a situation, look at the various options available and decide which direction provides the outcome we hope to experience.  Circumstances can occur along the way to make us adjust our best laid plans, but there is a much better chance of success if the planning takes place.  If we look closely, there are numerous plans in our lives.

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Writing a Will Won't Jinx You
September 01, 2017

Writing a Will Won’t Jinx You!

 According to a recent survey done by Michigan State University for the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan, less than half of Michigan adults have written a Will or Revocable Living Trust.  A 2016 Gallup poll showed 1/3 of people 65 or older don’t have a Will or Trust.  Are you included in the statistics?  What is your reason for putting it off?  Many people don’t like facing their own mortality by planning for their future.  Writing your Will doesn’t mean you’ll die – tomorrow!

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The Stewardship of Time:Managing Your Schedule
August 01, 2017

The Stewardship of Time: Managing Your Schedule by Practicing Your Values

 “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.”

--Aristotle

 Can you recall a time when a series of crushing demands triggered some bad decisions? Most of us can. There are many things in life we can’t control or avoid. Weather. Illness. Accidents. Taxes. Death. The list goes on. But one thing we can control is our schedules and the knowledge that God’s sustaining love defines and shapes our lives.

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How Much Should Christians Save?
July 01, 2017

How much money should Christians save?

 Look up money articles or financial articles on almost any website and you are going to be told to save, save, save. At Church Extension Fund we encourage everyone from the earliest age through adulthood to put money aside for retirement and emergencies.

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Invisible Legacies
June 01, 2017

David Green, the Founder of Hobby Lobby, had some interesting insights in his new book, “Giving It All Away…and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously”.  He talks about his upbringing in a pastor’s home, moving around from small town to small town, watching how his parents handled life

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Retirement Planning
May 01, 2017

Retirement planning can be confusing and it can be difficult to know where to start.  

When it comes to retirement planning the greatest challenge often is the wiring in our brains.

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Guard Your Heart
April 01, 2017

 Guard Your Heart

Pinkerton!  What image does the name bring to mind?  For many people the name Pinkerton is synonymous with security.

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