This article will be a little different than my normal articles but it will certainly be worth your while.
Over the years I have noticed many people in the church I pastor experience things I could virtually do nothing about. They come to me for prayer and counsel expecting to get an answer to their challenge only to go away having been prayed for and hoping that their challenge would some how miraculously be dealt with. Don't get me wrong, I believe in miracles and have seen a few in my lifetime.
The point I'm making isn't really about prayer or my faith or the faith of those who come to me. It's about how being practical when it comes to practical things. In this case I'm talking about legal challenges. Believe it or not I have seen more people troubled with legal challenges that had no clue what to do in the last several years than I would have ever imagined.
Here are a few examples:
1. A business owner in our church has major debts that need to be collected and he had to get an attorney to get his customer to finally get off the dime.
2. An elderly couple had their identity stolen and had to get an attorney only to find out that at the end of 6 months there was nothing the courts could do. By the way they spent a bunch of money.
3. Another elderly lady had a dispute with her insurance company so she had to get an attorney to...