Personal Finance

3 Steps to Achieving Your New Year’s Financial Resolution

Jo / January 2, 2017

As another new year begins, I bet that many people have made some sort of financial resolution. Maybe it’s to get out of debt. Maybe it’s to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck. Perhaps it’s to build some savings. Or maybe it’s to fund a vacation before actually taking the vacation. The resolution can take many shapes but the bottom line is still the…

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Faith, Other

It’s Not About Guns, It’s About Hate

Jo / June 12, 2016

My husband is kind of a shy guy. He doesn’t feel the need to talk (unless it’s in the car with me). He has opinions, but doesn’t feel the need to share them and when he does speak, it is usually to make a joke or say something witty or funny. He’s a serious guy, but he doesn’t take himself…

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Faith

Wrecked by Redemption

Jo / July 30, 2015

Old & New A few years ago, I participated in an eleven month long mission trip called The World Race. All the participants were encouraged to blog through the months and ministries. That’s when, I believe, the Lord began to water the seed of writing He’d planted within me long ago. But, I’ve struggled with writing since returning from the…

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Faith

The Ironic Thing About Writing

Jo / May 11, 2015

Here’s something ironic. The hardest thing about wanting to be – er wait, I mean, being – a writer… (…writing coaches keep telling me I need to claim the title of “Writer.” Which is odd, really. Because a Writer writes, right? And I haven’t written a thing in months. But, whatever, they’re the writers and I’m the wannabe so I’ll trust…

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Family, Marriage

Fifty Shades of Grey? …nah, I think I’ll pass.

Jo / February 19, 2015

In case you didn’t know it, Fifty Shades of Grey hit the theaters last weekend and has grossed $300M worldwide so far. There’s been a lot of buzz about the book since it swept the world a couple of years ago and sent women into bookstores everywhere trying to get a copy. I’ve not read the book for the same reason…

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Family, Personal Finance

the steps to financial freedom

Jo / January 12, 2015

Our decision to become debt free really came out of the decision to just get a handle on our finances. Neither one of us grew up in homes that taught us good money management or personal finance habits so we naturally struggled with handling our money well as we got older. When we got married, we realized that we needed…

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