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The Fruits of the Spirit – Joy

“Joy to the World, the Lord has come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing!”   When my wife, Ann and I were pronounced husband and wife, we practically skipped out of the sanctuary […]

The Heart of Christmas

Think you have a big shopping list? One woman certainly does! She chose to make Christmas extra special for 125 kids from a Boys and Girls Club in Florida. With funds raised through Facebook, she’s planning an “elaborate winter wonderland” party for the Club – complete with gifts for each child and staff member.  That […]

Paying Employees Well – Larry Burkett

  Your small gift will make a big impact!  If you’ve been blessed by the ministry of Crown or Larry Burkett, will you make a gift today? And to thank you for your generosity, I’ll send you Total Life Stewardship, a brand new video series to help you become a better steward. Give generously today […]

Christmas Hope

For some, Christmas is …”the most wonderful time of the year… the hap-happiest season of all!” But for others, it is – to borrow a line from Shakespeare – the “winter of our discontent”. Christmas for many is a season of sorrow. There’s the empty seat of a loved one who’s passed away, the pile […]

Merging Christmas Traditions

Have you and your spouse fought over colored lights vs white lights? How about a live or artificial Christmas tree? Merging traditions requires patience and love! Christmas stirs up memories for each of us. Uniting two people with different traditions can be challenging. To create your own traditions, take the best of what you both […]

Finding Peace This Christmas

Have you surrendered to the commercial madness of the season? Or, have you found peace in being still this season? Christmas is a time to pause…. ponder….and praise the gift of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Rather than succumbing to unwanted financial burdens we can go to Him for peace and find strength to […]

Controlling Holiday Spending

Have you heard what toys are hot this Christmas? Anyone in your life wanting Hatchimals, Trolls, Furreals, and LuvaBella dolls, drones, Storm Trooper action figures, Pieface and Drone Blaster! Yikes! When you’re bombarded with advertisements everywhere, you have to consciously work at not letting the lure of consumer goods eclipse the riches of God. Many […]

Walking in Integrity

Do you ever lie or catch your kids in one? Solomon said, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” People lie for various reasons: to protect themselves or others, to avoid embarrassment, conflict, or rejection. Couples lie and deceive one another about their use of […]

Pouring Truth Into Our Children’s Hearts

How much do your children know about money? Do you seize every opportunity to pour truth into their hearts? Or, is their training coming from our materialistic society? Christmas is a great time to emphasize Biblical financial principles. Christmas in my youth was exciting and fun, but I missed basic truths. Like – God owns […]

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