There are athletes who love the fourth quarter. They play at a different level than at any other time – especially in games where the team is behind. In the final moments, they deliver, and it makes all the difference.
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Sometimes we talk about stewardship in terms of resources, and sometimes we talk about stewarding relationships. Today, I find myself thinking more about the latter.
I don’t know about you, but to me, it seems the tension in our society is at an all-time high.
Jesus’ words in Matthew 6 have never been more appropriate. In the middle of his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth… But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven… For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (vs. 19a, 20a, 21)
He then goes on to invite us to be free of worry, assuring us that if we “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,” He will take care of our needs. (vs. 33)
What are your aspirations for your family?
From my earliest days of childhood, I knew my mother’s highest aspiration for me. She regularly quoted 3 John 1:4 (NIV), “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
In the spring issue of Stewardship Spotlight, I mentioned how, for the first time, I thought about maintaining my yard as a way to express God’s glory.
Sure enough, God’s glory showed up in a dazzling variety of flowers.
It was a new concept I had never really thought about before.
As I was visiting with a landscape architecture student, she described her design work as a means to…