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Do You Tithe?

I believe in tithing. Do you? A number of places in the Old and New Testaments make reference to giving a tenth to the work of the Lord. The number of people who actually give 10% or more of their gross annual income to the church is hard to determine, but I can tell you […]

Crazy Money Day! Generous Alabama Farmer

It’s Crazy Money Day! Near the end of his life, 80-year-old Hody Childress decided it was time to tell his daughter Tonya a secret, but first, she had to do him a favor: deliver an envelope with $100 to the local drug store. He then proceeded to tell her that in 2012, he found out […]

Expectations vs. Encouragement

Do you speak words of encouragement to your children? Or do they feel unable to meet your expectations?  Sometimes we act as if we need to validate ourselves through our children. If we’re elevated spiritually by their achievements, then we’re also demoralized by their failures. Now, this shouldn’t be. Our identity should be in Christ, […]

How to Become More Generous This Year

Do you want to give more but you don’t know how? The Apostle Paul said, “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come, no collections will have to be made.” (1 Corinthians […]

Crazy Money! Giving Impacts Your Tax Liability

It’s Crazy Money Day! The federal government collected a record $2.6 trillion of income taxes in 2022. Now there are several reasons why. First, people were paid more although many didn’t feel like it due to inflation. Second, temporary pandemic policies ended, like those that allowed employers to defer paying payroll taxes. Now you can […]

Make One Financial Commitment

Are you pondering a New Year’s resolution? Instead of a New Year’s resolution, can I challenge you to make one financial commitment? Yes, just one. Then, stick with it! It’ll be easier if you remember that you’re God’s steward entrusted to manage whatever He provides. Maybe you need to commit to give consistently. Maybe you […]

Crazy Money! The Gift of an Uncle’s Saving Account

It’s Crazy Money Day! Danielle Cappolla never understood why her uncle didn’t give her gifts at holidays. He would tell her that he deposited her present in a savings account. He tried to explain, but she couldn’t grasp the concept. She simply couldn’t understand what an invisible really gift was. Over the years, their conversations […]

Where’s Your Treasure?

Where’s your treasure? My Dad is 89 years old and he plays cards every Friday. Last year he told me about a man who is at the card game every week that buys his wife 1 share of stock for her birthday present. Just 1 share of Berkshire Hathaway stock is all she asks for. […]

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