Q: In light of the current market, should I still consider giving stock?
A: Absolutely! Giving appreciated stock, real estate or other non-cash assets remains one of the most cost-effective ways to support your church or other ministries since you will receive a fair market value deduction at the time of your gift and avoid capital gains on the sale of appreciated assets.
A simple reflection from somebody who knows a thing or two about quarantine.
I keep thinking of you. The afternoon doldrums take over my thoughts, and there you are. The reaches of the night find me restless, so I pray for you. I pray for your family. I pray for new mercies and for shalom.
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)