Not Enough Money for Christmas? Rediscover Joy
December 7th, 2017

Not Enough Money for Christmas? Rediscover Joy

Hannah DeMarco

Christmas used to feel magical. You remember the thrill of waking up on Christmas morning as a kid. The magic of tinsel and lights on your neighbors’ houses. The simple joy of baking cookies. The warmth of gathering with family and friends. Now Christmas fills you with dread. ...

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Freaking out over Money? Proverbs Give Peace
October 19th, 2017

Freaking out over Money? Proverbs Give Peace

Hannah DeMarco

The knot in your stomach tightens as you pull another bill from the mailbox—a bill you fear you won’t be able to pay. The pain in your jaw aches as you plug the numbers into your budgeting spreadsheet—and, yet again, you come up short. ...

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When You Have No Money, Find Comfort in God’s Word
September 28th, 2017

When You Have No Money, Find Comfort in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

I’m sick of thinking about money , the comedian said. The sentence came from my computer screen—I was half-listening to a stand-up special playing in the background while cleaning. But this sentence made my ears perk up. The comedian’s words sounded familiar: I had thought ...

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Combat Financial Fears with God’s Word
August 31st, 2017

Combat Financial Fears with God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

Money has a cruel way of disappearing when you need it most. You spend weeks, months, years saving up for that new car or house or vacation. But then—just as your goal is in sight—the refrigerator breaks, there’s an unplanned hospital stay, you lose ...

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Mounting Medical Bills? Psalms Offer Peace
July 18th, 2017

Mounting Medical Bills? Psalms Offer Peace

Hannah DeMarco

You’re a planner. You plan for vacation, your kids’ education, and that much-needed new home appliance. You didn’t plan on your loved one getting sick. At first you said, We can do this. You pinched pennies, tapped into savings, got by. But as the illness ...

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Prayers to Fight Financial Anxiety
July 4th, 2017

Prayers to Fight Financial Anxiety

Hannah DeMarco

You pull into the driveway, turn off the car engine, and place your head on the steering wheel. You don’t want to go inside. Because you know that, once you step through the front door, you’ll be hit with reminders of all the things that need to get done ...

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Scripture to Help Combat Financial Anxiety
June 6th, 2017

Scripture to Help Combat Financial Anxiety

Hannah DeMarco

“Remember, students: a penny saved is a penny earned.” My high school teacher’s voice rattled in my brain as I stood in the check-out line. It was my first year in college, and I hadn’t quite yet learned how to save. So yet again, I had overestimated ...

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Overcome Financial Fears with Hope in God’s Word
May 23rd, 2017

Overcome Financial Fears with Hope in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

You run your card through the machine a second time, a third time, a fourth. But each time, you see the same words pop up on the screen, screaming at you as the machine angrily beeps: DECLINED.  Frantically, you search through your bag for cash, loose change, anything. ...

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