When push comes to shove, many homeowners who would love to get an in-ground pool installed have a hard time getting past the associated price tag. But often they forget to consider the many things they won’t be paying for when they do take the plunge and purchase the most positive addition they can make […]
Save Money When You Add an In-Ground Swimming Pool, Part 2
When it comes to costs you can eliminate by having an in-ground swimming pool, pricey vacations and stress-related problems (see Part 1) are only the beginning! Other health-related benefits and relational ones come with financial perks you may not have yet considered. All of those things can impact the actual cost of having an in-ground […]
Save Money When You Add an In-Ground Swimming Pool, Part 1
One of the many factors that plays into your decision to add an in-ground swimming pool to your family’s back yard is, undoubtedly, the financial aspect. And understandably so. But sometimes, in considering the added expense, people fail to consider, first, that financing is available, and second, that there are other costs that they can […]
Nicholas Insurance Agency – Where You’re Family
We have all had the experience of speaking with a customer service representative who just doesn’t care. It does not feel good, nor does it make us want to give that company our business. At the Nicholas Insurance Agency of York, Pennsylvania, we value our customers. Because we are a smaller, family owned and operated […]
What Do You Want To Give for Christmas?
While we’re asked far more often about what we want for Christmas, the question about what we want to give is certainly far greater. Yeah, yeah, that whole “it’s more blessed to give” thing again. But it really, really is! Not only is there a greater fullness that comes with giving than receiving even the […]
The Giving Life: Do You Give How You Receive?
Whether you’d generally be classified as a “giver” or a “taker,” we all both give and receive, don’t we? Not just money or things, but the many intangible gifts that make up a life. Too often, I’ve been the wrong kind of receiver, and when I evaluate my status as a giver, I can see […]
How Giving & Tithing While in Debt Can Benefit You
No, it’s not a follow-God-and-you’ll-become-rich type thing. Well, eventually, it kind of is (Hebrews 11). But let’s consider what contributed to your indebtedness. Maybe it was a medical condition that you could never have prevented, requiring expensive treatments. Maybe some other tragedy completely devastated you financially. Perhaps you were swindled out of your entire savings […]
Advantages of Electronic Giving for Missionaries
Today’s model of missions often results in the average missionary traveling around to a hundred or more churches over the course of three or four years, seeking to build support before heading off to the field. While certainly this time can be one in which a missionary learns to trust God for provision, it can […]
The Giving Life: Words of Grace
Giving isn’t just about money or things; it’s a way of life. The person with a truly transformed heart will be a generous “giver” all around — by offering financial support, help, kindness, service, or anything else that can bless others. Something we often exchange thoughtlessly is our words. Have you ever thought of giving […]
What Do You Fear Most?
Are you afraid of becoming impoverished? Do you find your identity in a certain standard of living? As a Christian, there’s a clear right-or-wrong answer to that question. Yet with the economic policies of the current administration, the response many Christians have had reveal just that. (I am not taking a position about politics or […]