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From the Pastors Porch

by Pastor Lynn Walker     “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME.”  -Philippians 4:13.  This is one of my favorite scriptures and I have always loved it, even when I really didn’t understand it for many years.  Sometimes we have to grow in ... More »

Three reasons to reject the micro-investing trend

By Anthony ONeal Investing apps are super trendy right now. And I have to be honest: I love how they’re making investing more easily available and helping people get started on their wealth-building journeys. Unlike many traditional brokerage accounts, you don... More »

HEARTWARMING, BUT UNECESSARY!

Oklahoma HB #1569 is known as the Oklahoma Play to Learn Act. If it becomes law, it will encourage public educators to create play-based learning opportunities, in the realm of dancing, art, music and drama to teach kids in elementary school. Authored by Rep. ... More »

I’ve been had!

  The Pastor’s Porch by Pastor Lynn Walker, Cowboy Country Church, 4092 Norge Road,405-320-0055 Boy, my wife got me good on April 1st. She called me at work and said, “Fedex just delivered a large box on the front porch and its’ heavy. Did you buy another guit... More »

“Sticks and Stones” – Words Can Hurt…or Help

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” You might have heard that saying used as a defense against hurtful words thrown about on the grade school playground in your youth. In truth, words often do hurt. However, when lawmakers use... More »

Obstacles and answers

Dear Dave, In your mind, what are some of the biggest mental and emotional obstacles preventing people from addressing their financial problems? Roger Dear Roger, This is a great question! There are always circumstances beyond our control that can put us in a ... More »

PIRATE RULE SHOULD STAY!

 The Senate tradition of unlimited debate allows for the use of the ‘filibuster.’ Derived from a Dutch word for ‘freebooter’ to describe pirates, the filibuster was a part of the very first Senate session (1789). Pennsylvania Senator William Maclay said the Vi... More »

Not really an emergency

Dear Dave, My husband and I are close to having our home paid off and being completely debt-free. Can we dip into our emergency fund to pay off the house? Enid Dear Enid, I’m not sure I’d recommend doing this. I might think about it if your emergency fund is w... More »

The Pastor’s Porch – Easter Excitement

by Pastor Lynn WalkerCowboy Country Church4092 Norge Road405-320-0055 By the time you see this, it will be only be four days until Easter Sunday, 2021. I am very excited for Easter services this year, and I know it may not be the biggest Easter service we’ve e... More »

COLLECTIVE SUFFERING

On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion dollar relief package. It sends direct payments of up to $1,400 to citizens and extends a $300 per week unemployment supplement. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country... More »

Four Ways 2020 Might Impact Your Tax Return

By Chris Hogan Last year, we dealt with a lot of unknowns because of the coronavirus situation. Taxes were no exception. From the federal tax deadline being moved up to new legislation being passed, there were loopholes coming at us left and right. Now that th... More »

Stefiel Understood Duty!

On Friday retired Air Force Chief Sergeant Stefiel Johnson was laid to rest at the Fort Sill National cemetery. He was one week short of 92 years. Stefiel spent 30 plus years in active military service. He served in both the Army and the Air Force. In the Air ... More »