Redeeming the Christmas Shopping Frenzy

Sharon Finances, Stewardship 11 Comments

Although the end of the semester is in sight, my life is still a tornado of writing papers, which has unfortunately left me little time for personal/fun writing on here. That said, I thought I would re-post a piece I wrote this time last year. Since I posted this last December, God has continued to teach me about shopping in …

Bargain Shopping and Cheap Grace

Sharon Finances, Social Justice, Stewardship 3 Comments

Have you ever looked back on the past year and noticed a few major themes or lessons that God was teaching you? This year, one of those themes has been stewardship. In particular, I have been challenged with how I spend the “other 90%”–that is, the money that I don’t tithe or give to charity. That money belongs to God …

The Virtuous Recession

Sharon Current Events, Finances, Modesty, Self-control 0 Comments

Several years ago my dad, who has extensive professional experience working with and researching on the stock market, told me the weirdest thing: Studies have shown that modesty is cyclical in direct correlation to the economy. When the economy is doing well, the modesty of women’s fashion declines. When the economy is doing poorly, modesty arises. For the longest time …