Category Archives: Giving

Are you the owner?

This subject is uncomfortable but necessary. Continue reading

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The Lord’s calf is dead

I have bad news to give you. The Lord’s calf is dead. Continue reading

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What did Jesus mean when he said….

“Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you” (Matthew 5:42) Should we suspend discernment and hand over money to anyone who asks for it?  Should we be … Continue reading

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An unexpected gift for a Solider

Here’s a very touching and inspiring story of an unexpected encounter between a young boy and a US Lieutenant Colonel.
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10 principles for giving

“There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditures excludes them.” (C. S. Lewis Continue reading

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Great opportunities; limited resources

  Sometimes I feel like the title of this post has been my reality for the past 30 years of pastoral ministry. I realize that God provides and I’ve witnessed some of His amazing provisions! But my heart is always … Continue reading

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Humble, loving, truth-telling Christians in community

As we live our calling to be humble, loving, truth-telling Christians in community – in mutual affection and honor for one another, the case is made for the power of the gospel to transform people. Continue reading

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Focused prayer for billionaires

  I created a new page on my blog that reflects a focus I give in my prayers. Certain individuals are blessed with unimaginable wealth and I pray that they will use it to help others. The Psalmist offered needed perspective … Continue reading

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The Greatest Way to Live

If you don’t like the life you’re living, allow me to point you to “the most excellent way” (I Corinthians 12:31). If you want to leave mediocrity and complacency behind to pursue a transformed life, faith and hope are important … Continue reading

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How then shall we give? 10 principles

I couldn’t believe what I heard. “We don’t want them in the pews if they can’t put it in the plate.” Our story I am in my 30th year of ministry at our Church and I’ve been greatly blessed to … Continue reading

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