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The Purpose of Giving

The Purpose of Giving

Article Type: A Message From the Director

When I’m driving down the interstate, I’m always amazed by the number of trucks on the road. Some of them are very flashy; others are plain. The look of the truck isn’t important. What really matters is their purpose: getting important commodities or materials from point A to point B.

This is much like our purpose here at Barnabas Foundation.

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Smart and Powerful Year-End Giving

Smart and Powerful Year-End Giving

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: What are the best giving options to consider in these economic times?

A: Depending on your goals and situation, there are several opportunities that may stretch the value of your gift and/or reduce your taxes.

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The Banker Who Hated Money

The Banker Who Hated Money

Article Type: Life Stories

For someone who began a banking career at age 17, Elanor sure had a low opinion of money.

“I hated it,” she explains. “Customers were so rude, and the more money they had, the ruder they were!”

Then Elanor came to know Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord. Slowly, her perspective on wealth began to change as she took in the biblical preaching at her church. She began to see how all her possessions belonged to God – including her money.

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Sharing Your Estate Plan With Your Loved Ones

Sharing Your Estate Plan With Your Loved Ones

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: Our kids are wondering what’s included in our wills. How do we begin the conversation?

A: It’s wonderful that you are proactively considering how you can communicate your plans to your children! Too often, people avoid these conversations – creating opportunities for confusion, angst, disappointment and chaos.

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A Legacy of Love

A Legacy of Love

Article Type: A Message From the Director

Someone recently told me about a meaningful experience he’d shared with his father as a young man. At that time, he had believed in Jesus, but he did not love Him.

The gentleman recalled how his father had placed his hand on his shoulder and said, “It’s okay. When you are my age, you will come to love Jesus the way I do – and you will want to serve Him because of the way you love Him.”

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Um, Church. Here’s the Memo You Missed

Um, Church. Here’s the Memo You Missed

This is awkward but…your church missed a memo.

Maybe it never got sent or um, well, your church just missed it. Either way, what matters is you’re here now, and I have the memo to show you.

Ready for it? Here goes…

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Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call

Article Type: Life Stories

Just nine years ago, Traci had a rare type of heart attack called a “spontaneous coronary artery dissection.” Her arteries were pristine, but somehow, they tore.

“That was a wake-up call from the Lord,” recalls Traci. “When you have a life-changing event, God gets a hold of your heart and refocuses your priorities.”

For Traci and her husband, Doug, that “wake-up call” has resulted in a renewed, laser focus on Kingdom-oriented generosity.

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