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May 17


REJOICE—THE LORD IS KING!
Charles Wesley, 1707–1788
  After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. (Hebrews 1:3)
This text by Charles Wesley is another of the more than 6,500 hymns written by the “Sweet Bard of Methodism.” Wesley wrote on hundreds of scriptural passages as well as on every conceivable phase of Christian experience and doctrine. This text was developed by Wesley to encourage his followers to have a more spontaneous joy in their lives as they became aware that Christ reigns victorious in heaven. It was based on the apostle Paul’s instruction to the Christians at Philippi:
  Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)
It is important to remember that this instruction was written while Paul was a prisoner of Emperor Nero in Rome. The teaching of the entire Philippian letter is that it is possible to be a victor in life—regardless of the circumstances—when our faith is in an asc…
May 17





Money

Do you run out of pay check before you run out of month? If you do, you’re not alone. Many Americans experience financial struggles, and those struggles increase stress in our lives and strife in our homes. For some people, the problem is too little income, for others, it is too much out go. For some people, no amount of income would satisfy their need to spend.

Madison Avenue calls people “Consumers.” What does that word imply to you? I picture a giant “pac-man” racing through a shopping maze devouring everything in sight. Does that word describe your shopping behavior? Or are you more level headed when you shop?

Several years ago, our Realtor gave us a counter offer from the owner of a Condo we were trying to buy. They wanted us to sign the offer that day or the offer was void. Our answer? We told her our answer is NO for today, but if she is willing to wait until next week it might be yes. What do you think the sellers did? Of course they waited, and we still own the Co…