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The Value of Goals | 5 Reasons to Identify Your Destination

Have you ever gone on a family trip with no destination? Wandering aimlessly just wastes the journey.   Art Rainer explains how setting goals is important in direction, decision-making, motivation, celebration and unification.   By Art Rainer | Article from Artrainer.com September 2015 Goals are powerful, but often overlooked, tools. Imagine you piled your family into […]

Gospel Tipping: Why Overtipping Should Be Our Norm

So how generous are you in your tipping?  An interesting article that lets us examine if we tip based on how well people have served us, or on the fact that God has been so generous towards us? by Caesar Kalinowski | Article from caesarkalinowski.com | 30 AUGUST 2015 Is it just me or does it seem […]

The One Phrase We Must Eliminate From Our Vocabulary

This article was sent to me from someone who heard me speak on the the dignity of ALL work.  It is a great reminder that all work can be worship. By Jennifer Dukes Lee | Article from www.incourage.me  29 AUGUST 2015 I have a friend who works as a school janitor. Over the summer, she […]


What do you do when your plans, your career or your life does not work out?  As we try to faithfully steward our lives, it can be discouraging to have to turn your ‘Plan A’ into a plan B,  C or D!  The author of this article shows us that despite our ‘broken roads and secondary paths, God is […]

Good Sleep

What does getting a good night’s sleep have to do with what we believe?  This author writes on how getting sleep – is not only counter-cultural, but a testimony to the creation story. By Jill Carattini | Article from SliceofInfinity.org  AUGUST 2015 The Christian Vision Project was an initiative that began three consecutive years with a […]

Why Married Couples Should Have Joint Bank Accounts

By Art Rainer | Article from ArtRainer.com 21 AUGUST 2015 At my former church, I had the opportunity to spend time with those in our premarital class and discuss the issue of money. One of the very first pieces of advice I gave was to, once married, get joint bank accounts and avoid bank accounts […]

The Need to Redefine Stewardship

By Dave Ramsey | Article from stewardshipcentral.org  AUGUST 2015 When many church members hear the word “stewardship,” one idea pops into their minds: capital campaigns. They think about building projects and fundraisers. They can’t help it. That’s how stewardship has been defined in churches for years. It’s become part of our Christian culture. But stewardship—and being a steward—really […]

Where is Your Treasure?

By Franklin Graham  | devotion from Billygraham.org  4 AUGUST 2015 You cannot serve two masters: God and money. —Matthew 6:24 (TLB) Tell me what you think about money, and I will tell you what you think about God, for these two are closely related. A man’s heart is closer to his wallet than anything else. […]

12 Truths I’ve Learned About Personal Giving

By Chuck Lawless | Article from blog.echurchgiving.com 11 AUGUST 2015 – See more at: http://blog.echurchgiving.com/12-truths-ive-learned-about-personal-giving/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=eChurch%20Weekly&utm_term=sent081615&utm_content=blogtitle&utm_campaign=Email%20-%20eChurch%20Weekly#sthash.iLpG6Cdz.dpuf I grew up in a home that struggled with money. My parents often spent more than we had, so debt had a stranglehold on all we did. My response as an adult has been to be very careful with the dollars.  What […]

Should Christians Practice the Tithe?

By Brian Zahnd | article from echurchgiving.com  5 AUGUST 2015 http://blog.echurchgiving.com/should-christians-practice-the-tithe/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=eChurch%20Weekly&utm_term=sent081615&utm_content=button&utm_campaign=Email%20-%20eChurch%20Weekly As a pastor I am regularly asked if Christians should tithe—or put more explicitly, should Christians adopt the ancient Israelite practice set forth in the Hebrew Scriptures of giving to God the first tenth of our increase. My simplest answer is, yes. And if I […]