We’re Debt Free! (Frugal Friday)

If you ever listen to a certain radio program, you know that listeners regularly call in to share their “get out of debt stories.” Often the tales are gut-wrenching, tear jerking accounts of going from the depths of despair to debt-free living, life without bills, high interest rates, and stress. Usually the call is concluded with “the debt-free scream” where entire families shout together, “We’re Debt Free!”

Some may call it hype. Others understand what. a. big. deal. it is to have the monkey off your back.

Debt, wealth.

Poverty, riches.

Wretchedness, abundant life.

The Bible is full of these comparisons. Jesus was born in a lowly, dirty stable. Jesus used parables of wealth found and of a son restored to his inheritance. Jesus knew how to feed the multitudes on virtually nothing.

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Jesus knew what it was to pay a debt.

That is what Good Friday marks. A debt paid. Praise be to God!

I can’t talk about dollars and cents without mentioning the One who paid my biggest debts of all.

May your weekend be full of rejoicing that Jesus paid it all.

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  1. Angela Shrader says:

    I don’t post often anymore, I got a job, WOOT WOOT! But I just have to say thank you for such a beautful blog. I still read daily and appreciate all the hard work you put into this. Have a wonderful Easter weekend Fishmama!

  2. A very appropriate Good Friday message. Indeed, we are all debtors.

    Here is my Frugal Friday post:
    Get rid of unwanted credit card offers in less than 5 min. FREE:
    http://www.eco-novice.com/2011/04/goodbye-junk-mail-step-2-opt-out-of.html

  3. What a great way to think about it. Jesus was really paying a debt for us. For our sins.

  4. Beautiful post, Jessica. Happy Easter!

  5. Thank you for that wonderful Good Friday message!

    My Frugal Friday post has to do with some decluttering I did this week. I was able to use the Amazon trade-in store to earn Amazon credit. Here’ the link:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/declutter-and-get-amazon-credit.html

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  6. Wonderful post!

    My Frugal Friday link:
    http://www.littlenaturalcottage.com/?p=1611

    Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage

  7. This brought me to tears Jessica. I had to share it on Facebook.
    May you and your family have a wonderful weekend as we remember His death and celebrate His resurrection.

  8. I hope you and your family have a good holiday.

    My Frugal Friday post: The Not-So-Extreme Couponing Freezer
    http://www.frugalfollies.com/2011/04/not-so-extreme-couponing-freezer.html

  9. Thanks for this! I love it ;)

    Blessings and Happy Easter!

  10. Happy Easter and great job on becoming debt free.

    My recent post is on natural allergy remedies:
    http://amoderngal.com/2011/04/19/coping-with-allergy-season/

  11. Beautiful. Thanks so much for posting.

    I’ve linked a recipe for “Easy Beef and Cheese Burritos – Fix and Freeze” that I posted on my blog http://delightsncouponing.blogspot.com/2011/04/easy-beef-and-cheese-burritos-fix-and.html

  12. NOTHING can compare to the wonderful debt paid for us by our blessed Messiah, Jesus!

    But my Frugal Friday post is offering my new e-book for free on frugal shopping. You can find it here: http://teachingwhatisgood.com/?p=781970

  13. This is a beautiful post. Thanks for the important reminder of where our debts truly lie.

  14. I love this. What a perfect analogy.

    Here’s my Frugal Friday post:
    Homemade Potato Chips
    http://www.halleethehomemaker.com/2011/04/homemade-potato-chips/

  15. Very beautiful post! I seriously am in love with you blog! It is sooo helpful. Have a great Easter!

  16. In case anyone is looking for a fun, healthy Easter treat to make with your kiddos, here is a link to my CHOCOLATE/CAROB COCONUT NESTS: http://wholenewmom.com/recipes/desserts/chocolatecarob-coconut-nests/
    and
    EASTER FUDGE : http://wholenewmom.com/recipes/dairy-free-easter-fudge/
    both made with natural food coloring and with sugar free alternatives. Makes a delicious homeschooling lesson too!

  17. Beautiful post, and so true!

    I have a tip on saving money with gluten free foods.
    http://gluten-freefoodstorage.blogspot.com/2011/04/baking-days.html

  18. I ejoyed your post. I pay cash for as much as I can after paying off all my debts prior to moving to the USA. It felt like a mountain was lifted off my shoulders when I was free from it.

    Here’s a great after-school snack ~
    Peanut Butter-Granola Balls
    http://muminbloom.blogspot.com/2011/04/peanut-butter-granola-balls.html

  19. Here’s a link to my Good Friday post
    http://thelocalcook.com/2011/04/22/happy-good-friday/

  20. Amen.

  21. Thank you for this reminder!

  22. Happy Easter!

    Here’s my post. It’s about staying fit when you’re short on time and money:
    http://cookingluck.blogspot.com/2011/04/quick-easy-and-inexpensive-ways-to-stay.html

  23. Happy Easter! This week’s post is about the economics of a garden:
    http://www.foodonthetable.com/blog/2011/04/frugal-friday-produce-that-pays/

  24. Great post! :)

    Stocking up the basics at Publix
    http://www.apurposedrivenhome.com/?p=1302

  25. Great post! I have Ramsey’s quote about not living like the Jones so we can not live like the Jones posted in my office to remind me of what our family’s priorities are.

    My post today is a guest post in honor of Earth Day from a long-time reader of my blog:
    http://alifeinbalance.net/happy-earth-day-a-guest-post/

  26. Thanks so much for all your helpful and inspirational posts.

    Find “My “Extreme” Couponing and Some Surprises!” at mymothermode.com when you click my name!

  27. Amen! Just moments ago we paid off the loan we had to take out to sell our house last year. The fact that we are debt free on a day that we pause to celebrate the greatest debt ever paid is not lost on me. I’m overwhelmed by his sacrifice and love.

  28. Happy Easter!

    My Frugal Friday post: http://abusymomoftwo.blogspot.com/2011/04/reusable-lunch-bags.html

    Using reusable lunch bags and sandwich bags saves me money!

  29. Perfect post! :)

    My Frugal Friday post is here:
    http://frugalgranola.com/2011/04/homemade-recycled-crayons/
    We made homemade recycled crayons; perfect for an Easter basket gift of a rainy day activity.

    Rejoicing in the Resurrection!
    Blessings,
    Michele

  30. Love this post. What a pertinent reminder today! What a reason for thankfulness.

    Here’s my Frugal Friday Post:
    http://www.intentionalhomemaker.com/?p=443

  31. Well said!

    Here’s my Frugal Friday post, on the topic of lowering your water bill:

    http://www.thegentlemom.com/2011/04/frugal-fridays-how-to-lower-your-water.html

  32. He is risen! Happy Easter!

  33. Thank you so much for saying this!!—what a fabulous reminder amidst all the chicks-and-bunnies-stuff we have to wade through during this time of celebration!

  34. Thanks Jessica for reminding us of the greatest debt we ahd and that has been paid! Amen! I love linking up with Frugal Friday’s but I was torn. It’s Good Friday and really wanted to share what the Lord showed me through my devotion time. BUT since you went this direction I was able to still ink up, yay! http://simplemidwestmom.blogspot.com/2011/04/consume-and-be-consumed.html

  35. Great post! It is so nice to see bloggers who are not afraid to post about their beliefs.

    My Frugal Friday post is about Last Minute May 2011 Cruise Deals with a few family cruise tips/reminders thrown in:
    http://www.familycruiseport.com/?p=766

  36. This brought tears to my eyes this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed your post.

  37. Beautiful post, Jessica. I had my husband (he’s not Christian) read this to really understand the meaning of Good Friday. Thank you!!

    Here’s my Frugal Friday post, about 6 things I no longer buy!
    http://www.themomwrites.com/2011/04/frugal-housekeeping-six-things-i-no-longer-buy-and-maybe-neither-should-you.html
    Happy Easter to you and yours, Jessica!!

  38. I too am proud to be debt-free! Free from sin is better than liberty from monetary debt. Thanks for this great reminder. What an awesome Redeemer we have in Jesus!

    My frugal tip is just for Easter egg fun for the children on the cheap:
    http://frugalforyou.blogspot.com/2011/04/happy-easter.html

  39. Thanks for the post – good reminder for all of us. My frugal Friday post is about a great shopping deal I got this week. Hope you and your family have a good Easter.

    http://wonderwomanimnot.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-210-kohls-shopping-trip.html

  40. We’re about 2 years from being debt free, house and all. We are beyond excited. Your post was a reminder of an even greater debt that has been ‘paid off’ in my behalf. Thank you!

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