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The Danger Of Abundance

Could having more actually be a bad thing?  Today, the late Larry Burkett shares a warning of the dangers of ‘abundance’ and the attitudes we can develop toward money.     Perhaps your abundance has created a lifestyle of financial bondage.  The cure to greed is giving. When you give, your life is enriched and […]

Seek Peace In Being Still

It’s the final week of the year – and maybe you’re exhausted!  December can leave us physically and emotionally spent, and if we’re not careful, we’ll carry that weariness into the new year. The solution is to seek peace by simply being still. Our time has to be stewarded as carefully as our money.  Trusting […]

Christmas Day

Today we ponder the most glorious gift of ALL time – Jesus, the Son of God!  Well, Merry Christmas! Today’s the day we celebrate Christ’s birth, God’s gift to us all, planned from the creation of the world. As C. S. Lewis said: “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become […]

Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men

Peace on earth, good will to men! Do you know where that comes from? The King James version of Luke 2:13 and 14 reads: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” […]

Faithfulness

Two days ago I celebrated my 41st wedding anniversary! 41 years! Ann and I were married December 21st while we were seniors in college. We’ve had our share of challenges for sure, but through them all, we’ve been faithful to each other. You see faithfulness requires dedication to God and each other. We intentionally guard […]

Paramedic Steals Rings

Today is Crazy Money Day, and today’s story is guaranteed to make you shake your head! Last month a paramedic found herself in big trouble! She transported a woman to a regional hospital in Hot Springs. The woman was later pronounced dead. When her belongings were given to the family, three of her rings were […]

Generational Stewardship

I don’t know about you, but this year I’ve become acutely aware of just how very short our time is on Earth! This year nine people who’ve impacted my life are now with the Lord. Our time on Earth is short, but the impact we make for God’s kingdom lasts forever. To practice generational stewardship, […]

Resource Stewardship

Are you worried that the world is in danger of running out of resources? If you watch the news and read current events, you’d certainly think so! The world is NOT in danger of running out of resources by a long shot, but I do believe the world is in danger of running out of […]

Gospel Stewardship

I love Christmas! The lights, the food, the music and…the gospel.  My passion is to see lives transformed, not just for this lifetime, but for eternity. The greatest impact we’ll ever make is leading others into the love, joy, peace, and hope that a relationship with Christ offers. That’s Gospel Stewardship. So let me ask […]

Following Christ Means Self-Sacrifice

What does it take to be used by God? Today, Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett, shares biblical wisdom on the cost of following Christ.      Did you know more than 50% of Americans are stressed out over money? And when you give to Crown, we can offer hope and peace that only God’s […]