We’re Debt Free! (Frugal Friday)

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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. 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!

    1. @Angela Shrader, oh, I’m so glad to hear that! Even though we have never met, I think of you often. Thanks for being a faithful reader and for your kind words.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!