Content People Save More, Go In Debt Less

By Rick Warren

“Those who love money will never have enough. How absurd to think that wealth brings true happiness!” Ecclesiastes 5:10 (NLT)

The more you get; the more you want. That's life. Somebody once asked the billionaire Howard Hughes, “How much does it take for a man to be happy?” He said, “Just a little more.”

Tags:  Save, Saving, Debt, Contentment, Discontent, Happiness

Preparing For The ‘Fourth Quarter’

By Jim Mathis

Life can be compared to a football or basketball game, or perhaps the final minutes of a soccer match. At some point you reach the fourth quarter. You feel tired, maybe hurting a little, but there is still time on the clock. There are still plays to be made. Chances are, they are the most important plays of the game. This is where you win or lose the contest.

Tags:  Fourth Quarter, Time, Finishing Well, Opportunities

2017 CBMC OKC Metro Prayer Breakfast

Special Guest Speaker: Tim Philpot, Judge of the Fayette Circuit Family Court, with Musical Guest: Sandi Patty

Tim Philpot, 65, is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky. In 1971, Tim married Susan Davis, who grew up in Congo, Africa as the daughter of missionaries. Tim and Susan have no children and have been married for 45 years.

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Guarding The Most Valuable Assets

By Jim Lange

A while ago, my family and I were driving to Florida for a vacation when my wife pointed to the sign painted on the back of a truck. It read, “Our most valuable asset sits 63 feet ahead” (referring to the driver of the truck). That message seemed amazing to me. In this age of corporate self-indulgence, where greed often rules, this seemed very refreshing – a company that truly seemed to value its employees.

Tags:  Assets

The Power – And Peril – Of The Spoken Word

By Robert D. Foster

Josiah Wedgwood, English maker of the famous Wedgwood pottery, was showing a nobleman through his factory. One of the Wedgwood employees, a young teenager, was accompanying them. The nobleman was profane and vulgar in his conversation with Mr. Wedgwood. At first, the boy was visibly shocked by the language. Then the teenager’s demeanor changed markedly. He became fascinated by the distinguished individual's coarse jokes and laughed at them.

Tags:  Spoken Word

God Says You Are Valuable

By Rick Warren

Do you, your spouse, a coworker, or even a good friend enjoy changing things on a regular basis? Perhaps it involves rearranging the furniture or decorations in a room at your home. Or redefining the business of your company – what, how, and why it is done. Or maybe you find yourself getting restless after a period of time and desiring to change jobs, companies, or even careers.

Are You Ready For A New You?

By Robert J. Tamasy

Do you, your spouse, a coworker, or even a good friend enjoy changing things on a regular basis? Perhaps it involves rearranging the furniture or decorations in a room at your home. Or redefining the business of your company – what, how, and why it is done. Or maybe you find yourself getting restless after a period of time and desiring to change jobs, companies, or even careers.

Tags:  New Creation

An Old Holiday That Is Always New

By Robert J. Tamasy

This is the week we again turn thoughts to "Christmas," whatever that happens to mean for each of us. For many around the world, it means the commemoration of the birthday of Jesus Christ, even though the actual date of His birth is hidden in historical obscurity. For today's business and professional world, however, Christmas means the difference between profit and loss (especially if you are in retail); the evaluation of bonuses for employees; the culmination of another fiscal year; and even determining whether "Merry Christmas" is an appropriate greeting for customers in our politically correct culture.

Tags:  Christmas, Holidays