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Voting is important

I hate politics. I love voting and meeting politicians — regardless of party affiliation — and researching who the best candidate is for the job, but I hate politics. If it were strictly … more

Avoid these estate-planning mistakes

You save and invest to meet a variety of goals during your lifetime: college for your children, long vacations, a comfortable retirement, and so on. But you probably also want to leave something … more

It’s never easy saying goodbye to a loved one

Funerals are never easy but they’re even harder when they’re for loved ones. Kristal Lucas was well known for her good attitude and smile on her face. Whether she was delivering food at … more

Can you improve your relationship with money?

In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever … more

Protect your business with key person insurance

If you have a family, you understand the importance of life insurance when it comes to protecting your loved ones. Businesses need similar protection, especially when they rely on one or two … more

Business owners: plan for next phase of life

As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider … more

Is market timing a smart investment strategy?

You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing. To understand why this is so, let’s look at … more

Year-end – time for some New Year’s financial resolutions

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? When many of us make these promises, we focus on ways we can improve some form of our health. We vow to get more physically healthy … more

Invest in your family and community

Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us … more

New at investing? Follow these suggestions

If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed … more

Share your bounty with family

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday – Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your … more

What can investors learn from veterans?

Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach … more

Church hats

In preparing to be a cowboy church planter/pastor, the wearing of cowboy hats in church bothered me. I had always thought you should take off your hat inside a building, especially church! Yes, I was … more

Stand up!

I remember talkin’ with a dear friend a few years back. It is especially appropriate to look this way again as my friend has gone Home to Jesus. Our discussion was basically this: How do folks … more

Happy birthday, Aiden

Today is my middle son’s 13th birthday. While I was going through photos for his birthday video a few weeks ago, I was reminded that in most of his hospital photos I can’t tell which is … more

October is for visiting

Someone pointed out the other day that there are only 15 weeks until Christmas. Well, 14 now, since that was last week. Last year I wanted to go to this Christmas event in Guthrie that was just right … more

How to display the United States Flag

My dad and I were driving some place when I heard him exclaim, “That’s disgusting!” I looked over to where he was looking and saw a torn and tattered United States flag barely … more

Thank a veteran this Veteran’s Day

Last week I saw on a news site that another World War II veteran had died. It amazes me that we get so many of them in Frederick to help pin wings on Jump School graduates at least twice a year. I … more

Jesus is Lord!

There are some folks who have a really misguided idea of Jesus and who He is! Y’all remember the Ricky Bobby character; he certainly didn’t have a clue. I’ve referred to him a … more

Tough love!

Y’all ever been in one of those churches where everything was like eatin’ hot cobbler and ice cream? Some churches have taken it to a place where everything is done with a smile and we … more
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