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Did you read the story about the couple with 100 grandchildren?

By Chuck Bentley According to a story released by the Associated Press, A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild. You heard that correctly—number 100. Leo and Ruth Zanger of Quincy have 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The birth of great-grandson Jaxton Leo on April 8 made the number […]

Rationalizing a luxury or indulgence

By Chuck Bentley A Hermès Birkin bag with diamonds set a record for the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction ($221,846). According to the Wall Street Journal, the fuchsia bag sold at Christie’s afternoon handbag auction in Hong Kong recently and was purchased by an unknown bidder on the phone. Astonishingly, the record-setting handbag—which could be eclipsed by […]

We all are motivated by hope.

By Chuck Bentley The New York Times is rarely a source to find supporting documentation for sound theology, but Nicholas Kristof wrote an insightful article about recent research that proves that hope is an essential element to our financial well being. He said, “Whether in America or India, families that are stressed and impoverished — trapped in cycles […]

China’s morality bank

By Chuck Bentley I like to keep up with developments in China since Crown has a very strong outreach there. I found this story fascinating. China has opened what is called a “morality bank” to reward good Samaritans. This bank in a northeastern Chinese city has seen residents flocking to open accounts that enable them […]

Are you achieving your full career potential?

By Chuck Bentley I read a fascinating study by Professor Tony Wagner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education called “Overcoming the Global Achievement Gap.” What is that gap, you may be asking? The Global Achievement Gap is the gap between what even our best schools are teaching and testing versus the skills all students will need for […]

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