3 Reasons to Establish Your Charitable Gift Annuity Today

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a superb vehicle for charitable giving that also creates a regular income for you. You make a significant donation, and receive regular payments for the rest of your lifetime, based on rates such as the ones in the chart. Now is a great time to establish your CGA, for 3 important reasons: For the first …

Mark Your Calendar!

You can make your greatest impact for the gospel this year — and enjoy the benefits on your 2018 taxes. But time is running out — so you’ll want to plan ahead. Here are 5 key dates you’ll want to mark on your calendar today … Request our questionnaire by Nov. 28, and return it to The Cru Foundation with …

Generosity is an expression of the love of God

With simplicity, SukYoung communicates how all facets of generosity are rooted in God’s generosity toward us. Our acts of love and service are expressions of His kindness and generosity to the world. My prayer is that God’s love will shine through each of us today. Share this Post

A Fallen Parent

I get a lump in my chest every time I hear of a family that loses a mom or dad. The news that Beka from Texas recently shared with me not only “lumped” me but challenged me as well. “Last year, I bought two “#stayingmarried” shirts for some best friends of ours, Clint and Michelle. After almost 24 years together, …

Living as Tenants

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1). What then does it mean to live by this? The key to this is that it means we are tenants, not owners. Compared to modern western culture, this idea is rather foreign. In a cultural context where personal property rights are …

The Cost of Shiny

Had some last minute RV issues to deal with yesterday…like finding that my hot water heater tank cracked, and a mysterious exhaust issue is lingering from our RV accident last spring. Here’s the deal…I feel rusty, not because it’s been a while since I’ve been on the road…but because I feel like everything I own is rusty. You should see …

Thomas Aquinas: Suitable expenses and seasonable giving

“It belongs to liberality [generosity] particularly, not to be held back by any inordinate affection for money from any right use of the same. Now there is a twofold use of money: one upon oneself — a matter of personal expenses; another upon others — a matter of gifts. It belongs therefore to liberality, not to be held back by …

John Owen: No comparison

For Owen, any giving on our part represents our response to the realization that what we have in Christ Jesus is beyond all comparison. I wonder if the lack of generosity in our day is rooted in the misguided notion that we have tried to make generosity a response to our efforts (preaching, letters, etc.) rather than a response to …

Robert Schnase: Extravagant generosity

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. —Hebrews 6:10 “People who practice extravagant generosity change their lives in order to become more generous. They become rich in giving. They do not wait to be asked. When they see a …

Bruce Barkhauer: Unencumbered

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Mark 10:21 “Our entire Western economy is based on consumption. One cannot be a successful consumer without adequate resources. When we couple this notion with the …