Good Advice from Mom

Good Advice from Mom

Jim Cramer is an author, investor, and TV personality that many people know.  His high energy excitement about the stock market makes him informative and entertaining.  Now 67 years old, in his late 20s he went to work for Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs.  In a recent...
The More Things Change

The More Things Change

There is an old saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  I take this to mean that change is the one thing that is never-changing. Like so many sayings, this one is true enough to be a saying, but not enough to be the whole truth.  Even though...
Change That Matters

Change That Matters

Giving is an important and concrete way to gauge the lives of people in our congregation.  As important as what they give, is following up on any changes in what they give.  When people change their giving, it means something has changed in them.  Think for a moment...
Where There’s a Will…

Where There’s a Will…

A few weeks ago I was visiting a lovely woman regarding the subject of giving.  One of the things she told me was that she had planned to give her church a percentage of her estate.  Naturally, I praised her for thinking of her church and its mission.  When I asked...
Stewarding Our Relationship

Stewarding Our Relationship

From time to time someone we love dies.  After the first moments of shock, we think about a funeral or memorial service.  Families, bless them, tend to do that through the eyes not of themselves, but the ones they have loved.  “Let’s sing one of their favorite hymns....