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These Thoughts Are on FIRE

These Thoughts Are on FIRE

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

No, my actual thoughts aren’t on fire. And yes, right now in one corner of my brain, Alicia Keys is belting out her hit single, Girl on Fire.”

But my actual thoughts are on the acronym FIRE which stands for “Financial Independence Retiring Early.” Have you heard of it? It’s a movement that’s picking up steam and even headlines. 

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Generosity's Ripple Effect

Generosity's Ripple Effect

Article Type: Life Stories

The Ongoing Impact of Rich and Ann Meyer 

For Rich and Ann Meyer, giving generously wasn’t about fulfilling obligations. Instead, their whole lifestyle was about generosity.

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Can These Bones Live?

Can These Bones Live?

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

You know these words because you’ve felt them. Overwhelmed and without recourse, you’ve remained open to the possibilities of what only God can do.

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Barnabas Foundation Celebrates Record Charitable Distributions in 2018

Barnabas Foundation Celebrates Record Charitable Distributions in 2018

Article Type: News

With the final tally for 2018 complete, Barnabas Foundation celebrates the third consecutive record-breaking year of dollars distributed to charity. On behalf of the generous families we serve, Barnabas Foundation sent out 8,760 grants (vs. 7,548 in 2017) totaling more than $67 million (vs. $52 million in 2017) in charitable distributions.

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Leaving a 21st Century Legacy: One Church's Story

Leaving a 21st Century Legacy: One Church's Story

Article Type: Life Stories

Two years from now, stop by Pease, Minnesota for birthday cake - lots of it. In 2020, the members of Pease Christian Reformed Church (CRC) will be celebrating their church’s 125th anniversary. Anticipating this birthday celebration, church leaders are asking, “What about the next 125 years?”

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Do I Really Need a Will?

Do I Really Need a Will?

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q. Do I really need a will?

A. For many Christians, a will is an expression of their belief that God owns everything and wants us to manage the resources entrusted to us.

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A Legacy for the Kingdom - or for Canines?

A Legacy for the Kingdom - or for Canines?

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

Remember Leona Helmsley? She’s the hotel magnate who achieved infamy as the “Queen of Mean.” By most accounts, Helmsley earned this moniker because of her winner-take-all approach to business and even her family.  

But Helmsley made her biggest splash with the final settlement of her estate.

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My Wealth and My Neighbor

My Wealth and My Neighbor

For many years, philanthropist and art patron Agnes Gund lived with Roy Lichtenstein’s famous painting “Masterpiece” over the mantle in her Manhattan apartment. She made news in 2017 when she sold it for $165 million to hedge fund manager Stephen Cohen.

Why part with such a valuable piece of artwork?

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