Marsha Stevens: Stewardship – Redefined

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town …

Justin Welby: Small Steps

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Mammon. Matthew 6:24 “What we gain when we give comes in many forms. First of all, when we give, we recognize, both implicitly and explicitly, …

Hugh McGinlay: Thanksgiving Day Prayer

“One’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15b On Thanksgiving Day, we acknowledge God’s blessings and the bounty of our land. In a spirit of thanksgiving we approach our God for what we need. God of the promises, you are generous in your gifts to us. Help us to be faithful disciples of Jesus in our …

Matthew Suhocki: Give to the one who begs from you

“We have somehow convinced ourselves that we never have enough and that we are always entitled to more. Thus people accrue debt, spending on things that depreciate in value not simply at death (when we can take nothing with us), but long before that, such as bigger and better televisions and the latest, shinier “iGadget”… This constant need to have …

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 …