A figure skater finishes her routine at a competition, and fans flood the ice with stuffed animals and flower bouquets. Sometimes, so many gifts are thrown from the stands that “sweepers” help clear the ice. Who really needs that many teddy bears? What’s the point?
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4 Steps to Help Husbands and Wives Move Past Their Planning Differences
If estate planning is a challenging conversation in your home, it’s no surprise! You’re in good company!
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.
By Rev. Phillip Leo, Church Communications Director
When I started seminary, the first required course was “Prolegomena,” which loosely translates from Greek to mean, “Here’s what you say before saying anything.” This makes me laugh now. Truth is, I needed that lesson!
Did you brush your teeth? Have you eaten your veggies?
Whether it’s our children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, we routinely prompt our loved ones to consider choices that will form their lifestyle and character for the better.
4 Ways to Teach Stewardship to the Next Generation
One of the greatest gifts you can share with your loved ones is a godly perspective on money and generosity. After all, there is great freedom and joy in handling finances God’s way.
It’s not just flattery. You really are the total package. Your desire to walk with Jesus is growing. The fruit of the Spirit emerges and operates in your everyday living. Your prayers are sincere and your care for others is sacrificial. Praise God, you are a totally new creation!
In a smartphone world, reading the Bible is becoming increasingly individualized. While there are tremendous benefits to carrying Scripture everywhere you go, chances are that most of us read the Bible alone instead of in community.
How much should I give? This question gets asked more than you might think. You answer it when the church collection basket comes around on Sundays, for the Salvation Army kettles at Christmas and every time you sort mail from dozens of charities. Over and over, we make decisions about how many dollars to assign to causes near to our hearts.
Jesus is interested in the shape of our living. He wants God-shaped words, attitudes and actions.