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.
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.
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.
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.”