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Affluent Christian Investor | October 21, 2017

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Posts ByJames Dean, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

October 16, 2017 |

The Challenge of Leadership Without Friendship

In today’s world, it is harder to establish and maintain relationships with friends.  Why does this matter? The demands of life can suck us dry of energy and emotion. It may not be obvious at first, but … Read More

September 27, 2017 |

Finding More Time to Do What We Want

Life demands a lot of our time and money. Two common phrases we hear and may sometimes use are “I am too busy,” and “I can’t afford it.” If somehow we could find more time and more money, we would … Read More

September 21, 2017 |

The Decision to Serve Full Time

You have been engaging in generosity of your time and talent, and early serving experiences have you hooked. You want to do more. Are you considering possibly serving full time?  Maybe you feel called, and the question you … Read More

September 20, 2017 |

Reaching a Stretch Goal

“We are kept from our greater goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.” Will Mancini

It is very satisfying to reach a stretch goal–a goal we weren’t sure we could achieve.

Jim Collins calls … Read More

August 24, 2017 |

Giving From Who You Are

“If you want to be great, be who you are.”  St. Augustine

 

“All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why.  Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in … Read More

August 9, 2017 |

Retirees, The Best Years Are In Front Of Us

We are the only one that will keep us from doing what God calls us to do, and be who God calls us to be.

-Daniel Eissman, Idaho Supreme Court Justice and Vietnam Veteran

We live in … Read More

August 8, 2017 |

A Cause That Energizes

There are so many needs in the world.  We see them everywhere and can’t address them all.

If you are really compassionate, it can be overwhelming.  It may bother you to see all of the unmet needs.

How … Read More

July 21, 2017 |

The Giggle is Out Here!

Every hope or dream of the human mind will be fulfilled if it is noble and of God.”  Oswald Chambers

Are you tired of doing things the same old way?  It may be good, but it seems like its time … Read More

July 7, 2017 |

How to Find Financial Security

In Part Two of In Pursuit of Financial Security, I will talk about how we can have true financial freedom and stop worrying about money.  Having a lot of money provides more options, but financial security isn’t in amassing … Read More

July 5, 2017 |

The Gift of Listening

One of the most generous things we can do for someone is listen.

It seems that listening is no longer a cultivated virtue in our culture.  Listening takes time, it requires giving someone undivided attention, and it communicates … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

How To Get More Financial Margin and Increased Freedom

Unless you inherit it or sell a business, there are two basic ways to have more money: increase income or decrease spending.  Increasing income is good, but typically requires giving up more time to increase income.  So to find more … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

The Gift of Integrity

Is integrity becoming a value lost in the past?  When watching interviews on national news or engaging in a business transaction, I sometimes notice a lack of integrity.

What is integrity?  I looked it up at merriam-webster.com, and it … Read More

May 3, 2017 |

Does Planning Mean You Don’t Trust in God?

Do you plan everything in your life? Or are you someone that doesn’t plan at all, and takes whatever happens as it comes?

There has been a quiet debate raging in the Evangelical Christian world for years. On one side, … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

The Ultimate Gift

On Easter Sunday, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus from the grave.  It is a glorious day!

Three days before His resurrection on Easter Sunday,* Jesus died for our sins on the cross.  This most important event in human … Read More

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