Category Archives: Stewardship

The Discipline of Giving

The Men’s Discipleship Group at my church went through R. Kent Hughes book, Disciplines of a Godly Man this past year. It was a good study. One discipline Hughes focused on was giving. He calls for a disciplined understanding of … Continue reading

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The Test

Summer is here.  And with summer comes numerous activities that compete for our time.  And some of those activities are on Sunday mornings, competing for our time with the Lord and his people.  It may be a game, a race, … Continue reading

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Sandcastles

My family found an incredible sand castle on the beach this past summer.  By the time we had left, we had added on to it, making it even bigger.  Making sandcastles can be a fun activity on the beach, but … Continue reading

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God’s Math Works Differently

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more … Continue reading

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Mine!

I just finished re-reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  In one letter, the senior devil Screwtape instructs his subordinate Wormwood to encourage his “temptee” to have a sense of ownership.  He writes: The sense of ownership in general is always to … Continue reading

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Health To Serve

And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left … Continue reading

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Resolution Questions

As I mentioned in the last post, I take time at the new year to evaluate where I am and where I would like to go in the coming year.  In examining my life, and considering how I need to … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions

Every year I make some new years resolutions.  I start by evaluating where I am, and pondering where I would like to be and how I would like to grow.  I then seek to make several resolutions which are broken … Continue reading

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Media Madness

We are surrounded by media – TV, movies, radio, music, internet, books, magazines, newspapers, mail, the list goes on.  We are bombarded with media.  Its presence and influence is pervasive; it is everywhere. Jesus died on a cross and rose … Continue reading

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Learning To Share

Here is an interesting thought to ponder: we try to teach our children to share – all the time doing the best we can to own everything we need so we never have to share.  A bit inconsistent, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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