My 5 for Friday (February 21, 2020)

Are you addicted to your phone? Should Christians retire? And how do you handle debt collectors?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

1. Are You Addicted to Your Phone? by Chandra Steele. Over 65% of phone users check their phone 160 times per day. Yikes. We often complain that younger generations have their face constantly stuck to screens. But are they alone? In this article, Steele shares some eye-opening statistics about how we are using our phone.

2. 5 Ways to Deal with Debt Collectors if You’re Afraid to Pick Up the Phone by Jen Smith. Debt collectors don’t have the best reputation. There tactics are often rooted in intimidation, misinformation, and fear. So, what do you do if you find debt collectors coming after you? This article helps you navigate those difficult conversations.

3. God Can Redeem a Bad Job Choice by Gaye Clark. Have you ever thought that, maybe, you jumped into the wrong job or career? Most of us have had that sinking feeling at some point during our careers. What are you supposed to do? Is there a way God can redeem a bad job choice? Clark answers that question.

4. Why Christians Should Never Retire by Chris Cagle. Retirement. As Christians, our retirement years should look different from the rest of the world. While working for income may cease, using our days to advance God’s Kingdom continues. In this article, my friend and author, Chris Cagle, explains why Christians should never retire.

5. Pastors Don’t Do It For The Money, But Having Enough to Retire Would Be Nice by Megan Fowler. I’ve shared this article before, but because of recent conversations, I wanted to put it out there again. Pastors don’t do their job for the money, the do it for the mission. However, many pastors find themselves in situations where they’re unable to set aside money for their retirement years. While some pastors desire to preach until they die, often that decision is not up to them but the church. This is an article worth reading by pastors and church lay leaders alike. 

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