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You were “called to freedom”. Called!!

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God made us free and we lost that freedom early on. In the garden. Since then, we fumble through life either doing our own ‘thing’ or what ‘others’ want us to do instead of what we’re called to do. We hide behind masks. Knowingly or, more commonly, unknowingly. It’s part of the process to fumble, mess up, to get lost. I share this because this was us. Getting rid of our debt was just the…

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You know they have to go for it!

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Football. Texas vs Kansas City. The announcers agreed.  After having a 24-0 point lead in the first quarter of the game, the Texans were now down 17 points. The only way they’d come back  in the final quarter was if they laid it all on the field and ‘went for it!’. How about you?  Maybe in the first quarter of life, you were doing pretty well. …Good job. …little to no debt. …newlywed. …savings, health,…

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Help! I’m in a Funk

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Ever have a slump or get caught in a Funk? On this episode, Jamie and Ruthie talk about 2 simple ways that work to help get you out of a funk.   Interested in being coached by either  Jamie or Ruthie?   Call or text Jamie at 615-801-6577 Call or text Ruthie at 615-972-0051

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Smart Device-Negative Consequence

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Anyone who wants a better relationship must have healthy boundaries around their devices. In this episode, Jamie and Ruthie discuss three negative consequences that result from not having limits around our smart devices. Don’t miss this powerful episode. You will learn: The high cost of overusing our devices The unconscious choice we’re making The effect it has on our mind It’s in your hands to get wise about using your device proactively. Resources mentioned in…

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Conquering the Budget

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In this episode, Jamie & Ruthie share how to start a budget and begin taking charge of your money together. They share their personal struggle with money before they finally got on the same page. Don’t lose track of what you’re making and let’s have a conversation about money. Resources mentioned in this episode: Everydollar: Spend Less Time Budgeting; Budgeting App by Ramsey Solutions Mint Budget Tracker & Planner Four Hour Work Week by Tim…

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The Dreaded B Word

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Are you being intentional with your money or is your money drifting away? What do you think about budgeting? Is it almost like a bad word in your house? People often have a visceral reaction to the word Budget. We know because we felt the same! Uninterested at first followed closely by: “Ugh!” But, after a few budget meetings we finally got the hang of living on a budget. We where hooked!  More cash for…

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The Hidden Benefits of Obstacles

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As we walk through life we will face adversity and obstacles. We might as well accept them as benefits. Everyone should learn from their obstacles because can’t avoid them. Obstacles are a necessary part of life. Accepting obstacles as a part of our ‘life training’ can allow for a tremendous value in our marriages and families.   In this episode we share: three obstacles we faced while paying off our debt the opportunity we saw…

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Dating Your Spouse

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On this Valentine’s Day episode, Jamie and Ruthie share why it’s vital to the health of marriage to date on a regular basis. Together they discuss:  Why important things, like dating your spouse, gets pushed aside.  The excuses we tell about dating. Zig Ziglar’s quote on teeth reminds us that just like we undervalue our teeth, we may be undervaluing our marriages: “Only brush the ones you wanna keep.” Jamie says: “Only date the wife you…

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Everyone needs a mentor

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You know what it feels like to walk in the dark? How trekking through a new forest at night without a flashlight can send a chill down your spine?  You hear shaking in the trees or a howl in the distance. Not to mention, you don’t know where your headed and can’t see where you’re going. This is how it feels to go through life without a mentor. A few weeks ago, we read a…

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