Well, Thanksgiving is officially over and the Christmas season is here! But as my wise friend, Andra Pinkston, points out on today’s episode at The Messy Table: “We spend the next month overspending, overeating, and overcommitting ourselves—then we expect to fix it all in January.”

But, instead, what if we put ourselves on the offensive vs. the defensive? What if we prepare our hearts + minds to create life-giving boundaries, pursue financial freedom, and still cultivate a meaningful Christmas without breaking the bank?

“Jesus’ sacrifice was too great for us to live an enslaved life.” —Andra Pinkston

Andra is a pastor’s wife, boy-mama of three, work-from-home CPA, and a homeschooling mastermind. She and her husband, Greg, have weathered the narrow path to becoming debt-free, and she’s generously sharing some of her learned insight with us today. Y’all, I love this chat and I love, love, love her. So pop in those earbuds, grab your peppermint mocha, and join us at The Messy Table!


Debt: Dave Ramsey | Crown Financial Ministries

Books: Conquering Debt God’s Way | Fields of Gold | The Blessed Life

Teaching From Rest | Seamless | Lysa TerKeurst’s Books | Jeannie Pinkston’s Books

Sites: YouVersion Bible App | First 5 App | Life.Church | Life.Church Sisters

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