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Toward a Stronger Prayer Life in 2018

If one of your resolutions for 2018 is to "pray more," I encourage you to check out the free app known as PrayerMate. A friend introduced to me to it three years ago, and it has helped me pray more regularly and
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A Christmas Prayer

Father, we are in awe of what we celebrate this day. How can it be that the all-sufficient God of the universe became a helpless child resting in a feed trough? How can it be that the divine Word reduced Himself to
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What’s on Your “To-Be” List for the New Year?

New Year’s resolutions usually are focused on what to do in the year ahead, such as losing weight or getting out of debt. However, of the many sermons I’ve heard since becoming a Christian at age 29, one that’s stayed
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SMI Members Helped Plant More Than 220 Churches in West Africa!

On Giving Tuesday, November 28, I offered a challenge to SMI members in the form of a giving opportunity — let's all work together this Christmas to help take the gospel to the people of West Africa via the church-planters
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Toward a More Joyful Christmas

If you're looking to celebrate Christmas with more joy and less debt, Hundred Dollar Holiday is a book with some helpful insights and suggestions.
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Money Roundup: How Much Less Can You Live on in Retirement? Ignoring What Other Investors Are Doing, and More

Here is our 11-days-before-Christmas collection of articles on investing, personal finance, and biblical stewardship. Enjoy!
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Of These Things You Can Be Certain

Life is filled with uncertainties. We never know what the next day, or even the next hour, will bring. The daily news is testimony to that, but so are things closer to home. Perhaps you're facing a significant life change
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SMI on the Radio: Balancing Family and Work

Holding down a job requires a lot of time and energy. So does raising a family. For many of us, the job wins out — and we end up giving our spouse and children only what's left over. Today on MoneyWise, SMI Executive
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Welcome to #Giving Tuesday, the Day When Your Gift Toward Making Jesus Known Is Multiplied Four-Fold!

Hey friends! Welcome to #GivingTuesday, the only day in your year when every $1 you give turns into $4! #Giving Tuesday is a movement designed to launch the Christmas season with an emphasis on generosity rather than
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Your 10 Most Important Financial Moves for 2018

Here’s our annual round-up of planning suggestions for the new year. Take our broad list of ideas and narrow it down to your personal Top 10 for 2018. As you read, note the ideas that apply to your situation and put a
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