Malachi

Doug FloroLife, Tips

I recently had the opportunity to teach a six-week class on the Old Testament book of Malachi.  Chapter three has some well-known verses about tithing.  I have been asked my opinion on the subject many times over the past twenty years and I would like to share a few thoughts and scripture references with you. Most would certainly agree that … Read More

Can You Handle the Truth?

Doug FloroLife

“You can’t handle the truth!” This famous line is from the 1992 movie A Few Good Men. In this intense scene directed by Rob Reiner we hear Col. Nathan R. Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson shout this five-word statement at Lt. Daniel Kaffee played by Tom Cruise. Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) has something to do with a coverup and in … Read More

An Executor Checklist

Nicole FloroLife, Retirement Planning, Tips

As a Certified Financial Planner, CFP® I need to have education, experience, an examination, and continuing education in five major areas of planning: Investments, Insurance, Taxes, Retirement planning, and Estate planning. One important piece of estate planning is naming an executor and/or executrix to handle your affairs when you pass on from this life.  This is a very important duty … Read More

Training Our Minds

Doug FloroLife

As many of you know, I serve as a volunteer with Liberty Ministries and I have the privilege of speaking to the men at our local county prison, Montgomery County Correctional Facility, throughout the year.  Liberty’s goal is “To bring Grace, Hope, and Transformation to those broken by incarceration in the Philadelphia region.”  I’d like to share a little bit … Read More

A Reminder from a Stuffed Toy

MaryGrace HolcombLife

Many years ago, I was enjoying a quiet afternoon at home … sort of.  The kids were away at college and my husband was still at work.  While I liked having time to myself, occasionally I thought it would be nice to have someone to chat with. I remember I went into my son’s room for one reason or another.  … Read More

How Much Do You Really Know About Long-Term Care?

Nicole FloroLife, Retirement Planning, Tips

Separating some eldercare facts from some eldercare myths.  How much does eldercare cost, and how do you arrange it when it is needed? The average person might have difficulty answering those two questions, for the answers are not widely known. For clarification, here are some facts to dispel some myths. True or false: Medicare will pay for your mom or … Read More

Mr. & Mrs. Mallard

MaryGrace HolcombLife

A pair of snowbirds arrive back into our neighborhood in the borough where we live as an early sign of spring.  It’s great to see them.  They haven’t changed one bit since they left.  He looks so dapper with his head held high in his bright green while she continues to wear her modest brown. It’s fun to watch them … Read More

Fear & Respect

MaryGrace HolcombLife

So often I read my Bible and all I am really doing is looking at the words.   I read it, I understand the story in the passage, but it doesn’t really sink in or impact me in the way that I know it should.  I keep telling myself to stop letting my mind drift and focus, focus, FOCUS!! But then … Read More

The Pharisee in Me

MaryGrace HolcombLife

It was time for routine car maintenance.  I made the appointment for an early morning, telling the service manager that I would wait.  Instead of sitting in their plush service waiting area, I decided to take a walk across the street to the fast food place and order a cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich.  I took my Bible with … Read More

Our Special Joy

MaryGrace HolcombLife

I recently had the privilege to attend a Beth Moore conference.   It was a fantastic day of prayer, music and diving into the Word. One point that was made that remains a constant reminder to me is, “no mystery fascinates the unbeliever more than the believer’s joy.”  When we come to Christ and the Holy Spirit enters us, the unbelievers … Read More