Category Archives: Giving

A Little Compassion Goes a Long Way

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. It can be difficult to live up to Paul’s profound command found in Ephesians 4:32.  The verse doesn’t come with an … Continue reading

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Being Generous Brings Blessings

Proverbs 11:17-28 (NIV) 17 Those who are kind benefit themselves,     but the cruel bring ruin on themselves. 18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,     but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. 19 Truly the righteous attain life,     but whoever pursues … Continue reading

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This Story Has a Name

Luke 2:1-7 (NIV) 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town … Continue reading

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Have a True Thanksgiving This Year

Philippians 4:10-20 (NIV) 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I … Continue reading

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Our Need for Friendship

2 Timothy 4:9-22 (NIV) 9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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Real Success Comes From Dependence

Job 6:13 (NIV) 13 Do I have any power to help myself,     now that success has been driven from me?  Job 42:1-6 (NIV) 42 Then Job replied to the Lord: 2 “I know that you can do all things;     no purpose of yours can … Continue reading

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We Can All Get Preferential Treatment

Psalm 30:5 (NIV) 5 For his anger lasts only a moment,     but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night,     but rejoicing comes in the morning.   Most of the time, we think, “Oh, God’s got bigger things to deal … Continue reading

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I Didn’t See That Coming

2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.   When the Israelites were in the desert, God fed … Continue reading

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Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 23)

Well, we made it through the entire list of things that we should say more often.  If you missed any of them, here is the complete list: Thank you. Excuse me. Here is a surprise corn dog I bought you … Continue reading

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