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Kingdom Math is Different

I’m quite sure that my daughter’s teacher has a goal in mind for the new year. As dad, I share the same goal – to see my daughter firing off times tables without hesitation. She’s been working on them for a couple years, but she still doesn’t know them cold. So we’ll be heading out to the […]

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Getting Over Guilt-Trip Giving

This time of year, it’s sometimes hard to know how best to express one’s charity. There’s the bell-ringer outside the store (always able to make me feel guilty, even if I gave yesterday). Celebrity-sponsored tel-a-thons on television. The walk-a-thons, ski-a-thons, bike-a-thons for various diseases. If your email or postal mailbox is like mine, it’s stuffed […]

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My husband and I opening a gift on Christmas

A Different Twist on Christmas Giving

You have likely heard of or even participated in the growing movement of giving to charity in someone’s honor, as a Christmas gift to that person. Last year, my family adopted this concept but decided to put our own personal twist on it. My husband and I came up with the idea to purchase a […]

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Helping Our Kids Relinquish Their Stuff

Giving can be so hard. Just ask my daughter… The Realization This week my wife and I realized we have kids’ play things  stashed away in closets – toys not used in years by our daughters.  As we took an inventory, it was pretty evident that our girls had outgrown the dolls, games and other […]

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Giving myself is the hard part

I’d like to introduce you to a few thoughts from Jay Link, an advisor to stewards for more than 20 years. Below, is a segment of his blog about Mother Teresa and our dedication to serving others.   Mother Teresa: A miserable failure and yet . . . “By our materialistic, American standards, Mother Teresa […]

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Devotional Day 10: Bring Up Your Kids to Be Compassionate (#fhbloggers)

And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” - 1 Kings 19:20 (ESV) Elisha was leading a pretty average life when Elijah found him in […]

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A heart for giving

Today’s lesson: How to nurture a heart for giving Materials needed for today’s lesson: Skittles “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Verse of the day: By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. […]

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Exuberant daughters

“. . . it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.” – 2 Corinthians 9:5, NIV Dad to daughter – “. . . and when you do that, it’s obvious that, at that moment, you don’t care about your sister. It says, loud and clear –‘I don’t care what you […]

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40 Days of Giving

Each year, my wife Jennica asks me if I’m going to give up anything for Lent. She holds to the tradition of making a sacrifice during these 40 days, giving up meat, caffeine or sweets. I’ve only participated once – giving up caffeine during Lent last year, though this year I’m giving up all but […]

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