Category Archives for "Giving & Generosity"

Ask Chuck: Year-End Giving: The Good, The Generous, and The Scammers

Ask Chuck Year End Giving

Dear Chuck, During this time of year, I want to be more generous. I’ll receive a Christmas bonus from my company and I feel the Holy Spirit prompting me to give it away. The problem is, I don’t know to who. There are so many charities, ministries, and organizations fundraising, and I have a hard […]

4 Ways to Cultivate a Grateful Attitude in Your Kids During Christmas

One of the earliest battles parents with young children have is the battle of ownership. The cries of “me, my, mine” may be carrying through your house on a daily basis now, especially as the Christmas season draws near. If not, step into a room of toddlers and it won’t take long before you hear […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Tithe on Gross or Net Income?

Dear Chuck, My wife and I have always tithed off our gross income. A few years ago we made the difficult decision to take our Social Security benefits to try and make our mortgage payments every month. Now that we are on a fixed income, I’m wondering if we should continue to tithe off our […]

The First Step to Financial Freedom

Have you been waiting to make a budget until you make just a little more money? Maybe you have good intentions to start saving for retirement, but it just hasn’t happened. Debt has a way of accumulating quickly while we work to develop a plan to pay it off. Can you identify with any of […]

What Does the Bible Say About Giving and Saving?

In Mark 12, we meet the poor widow who gave two small coins in the temple treasury as her offering. In verse 42, Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, […]

5 Steps to Stop Losing Sleep Over Money

Dear Chuck, I’m losing sleep over money worries. Seriously. Sometimes the stress of figuring out how to balance debt, bills and life is almost more than I can stand. Where do I begin? Sleepless in America   Dear Sleepless, I know how you feel. I was once there myself during a time when I had […]

5 Lessons On Gift Taxes from Oprah and Tom Brady

gift taxes lessons from oprah and tom brady

Dear Chuck, After the amazing Super Bowl victory of the New England Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady, he said that he was going to give the truck he was going to get as MVP to James White for catching all those passes Brady sent his way in the nail-biter of a game. He gave […]

Church vs. Credit Cards

Originally posted on the Christian Post on February 3.   Dear Chuck, I need some help. I am a 50 year-old widow with a teenager at home, and I’m using credit cards to survive, drowning in late fees. I am over extended and miserable. My income cannot support my obligations so I decided to find […]

Is it better to give more or save more?

I did some checking online looking for a study on this dilemma many Christians face. So far, I have not found any solid research on the subject! Most articles talk only about increasing your savings, not your giving. The Bible clearly instructs us to make giving our top financial priority. Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the […]