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Set free in Christ!

This weekend, our country is celebratin’ Independence and freedom, the 4th of July! Many of us have special memories of the day and all its celebration. I reckon I have some memories of using … more

Godly dads!

Well, Sunday is Father’s Day! So, Dads I invite you to pick out your favorite church that serves a risen Savior and cowboy up by taking the whole family to church! I’m pretty sure that … more

Here for a reason

I am still in the field, so here is one of my favorites… A Jesus lovin’ cowboy friend of mine once lost his favorite Bible whilst he was out fixin’ fence. Some may have heard me … more

Sticking to budget can boost your emergency fund

During the coronavirus pandemic, our health concerns – for ourselves and our loved ones – have been at the top of our minds. But financial worries have been there, too, both for people … more

2020 reiterated that teachers are saints

I think we can all agree that the first half of 2020 hasn’t been at all what any of us expected. When I was in high school, I had to write a letter to my future self, explaining where I thought … more

June 21 marked my fourth anniversary with the Press-Leader

June 21 wasn’t just my birthday. It also marked the fourth anniversary of my first day as a reporter for the Frederick Press-Leader. I’ve learned a lot about journalism in the last … more

Quarantine is going swell

Has quarantine gotten to y’all like it’s gotten to us? At this point, I think even a castle would feel too small for the five of us. I would have already made the kids start living in a … more

CARES Act offers help for investors, small businesses

As we go through the coronavirus crisis, we are all, first and foremost, concerned about the health of our loved ones and communities. But the economic implications of the virus have also weighed … more

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
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