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10 Money Tips that Cost Me $100,000 and a Few Thoughts on Being Rich

What most people fail to tell you about money is that it’s suffocating. The weight of financial pressure robs you of the very breath in your lungs. I remember the feeling of laying in bed at night, staring at the ceiling, playing out the events in my mind as it became more and more difficult to breathe. “What if” was a familiar foe that sang me to sleep with its lullaby of foreclosure and shame. I hated those nights. But for nearly […]

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My Least Favorite Bible Story

“Go, sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” —Jesus Those words seem radical. They don’t make sense. I’d even bet that there’s a temptation for you not to read any further because of how uncomfortable it is to consider their proposition. Would you be willing to sell everything to follow Jesus? The Rich Young Man Of all of the words Jesus spoke, the story of the rich young […]

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A Reader Asked Me Three Very Difficult Questions. Here Are My Answers.

A listener named Annie sent me an email and asked me where everything at www.mattham.com began. Then she asked me three very challenging questions: What were your thoughts? What did you struggle with? What answers have you found? After giving it quite a bit of thought, I decided to answer those questions here. In fact, I would challenge each of you to ask yourself these questions. In essence, our thoughts, our struggles, and our perspectives are always leading us somewhere. […]

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A Simple Investment That Will Pay Dividends For Life

The only way to become rich is to harness the power of investing. I’m sure you’ve heard the mantra: save early, save often. Without this simple and practical tool, the building of wealth would not be possible. But what if there’s more to richness than we’ve come to understand? What if there is a deeper, more complex, more fulfilled path to riches, one that material wealth can’t satisfy? The more I ponder these questions and search for answers, the more I […]

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Moments That Redefine Culture

There are moments in our lives that stand alone. As ill-prepared as we might be, they happen anyway. These moments represent a coming-of-age, leaving change in their wake. They are a dividing line between the way things used to be and the way things are now. In these moments, people rally around a cause and culture as we know it is redefined. These moments unite us. Rosa Parks refuses to move from her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus Neil […]

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My Wife Lost Her Father When She Was Fourteen

We shouldn’t have to watch cancer debilitate our loved ones as we pray to God for healing, only to feel like those prayers have fallen on deaf ears. In a perfect world, little girls walk down the aisle with their father by their side; men shake hands with their soon-to-be father-in-law as he hands over his daughter’s hand in marriage; and eventually, grandfathers enjoy precious time with their grandchildren. But our world isn’t perfect. It’s broken. Visiting Her Father My wife and I were in […]

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The Rich Family in Church

While I was searching online for something related to my book, I ran across this story. I was immediately moved to tears and knew that I had to share it here. Also, if I may be so bold, share this everywhere. The world needs it. Listen or read below. The Rich Family in Church by Eddie Ogan I’ll never forget Easter 1946. I was fourteen, my little sister Ocy, twelve, and my older sister Darlene, sixteen. We lived at home with […]

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