Of gratitude, generosity and firewood

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“Your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” (2 Corinthians 9:11). Have you noticed how gratitude and generosity are connected? People who see their possessions as a gift from God show gratitude. They are full of thanks. Since they recognize God as their source, they worship Him as Owner and Provider. They see themselves as… Read more »

Paperwork vs. Peoplework

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“Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’┬áhe asked” (Matthew 20:32 NIV). Jesus was always “stopping.” His ministry was marked as much by its singular focus on the cross as it was on its willingness to accommodate interruptions along the way. Jesus accomplished His mission as Savior without overlooking… Read more »

Help from Canada

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“Those who are far away will come and help to build the temple of the LORD, and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you. This will happen if you diligently obey the LORD your God” (Zechariah 6:15 NIV). Back in early 2002, I was going through a difficult season of… Read more »

Simplify life

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“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19 NIV). Are your hands too full to enjoy life? Do you ever feel overwhelmed and almost dizzy with the busyness and urgency of the day? You’re not alone. Americans are suffering from a modern malady known as “burnout.” We’re over-scheduled,… Read more »