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A different kind of wealth

A different kind of wealth

Ronan Keane

The very first person to reach the status of billionaire was business magnate John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937). He first became a millionaire when he was only 23, and he w... »

Don’t wait

Don’t wait

Sally García

I wish you could meet my friend Vanessa! She’s the perfect example of the gospel bound in tennis shoes. When she began attending our Bible study, she was a single mom to... »

Treasure

Treasure

Peter Amsterdam

In the second half of Matthew chapter 6, Jesus focuses on our relationship to material things. He begins by teaching the right priorities and attitudes about material pos... »

Jesus’ type of joy

Jesus’ type of joy

Amy Joy Mizrany

On a very cold and gloomy morning, I woke up to find that I had overslept. With an angry groan, I rolled out of bed and began to groggily get dressed. Then I remembered!... »

Willie and the five-minute favor

Willie and the five-minute favor

Iris Richard

We were just finishing up the distribution of 50 ten-kilo care packages to poor people—most of them widowed or disabled—in a hall at the edge of one of the largest slums... »

The cheerful giver

The cheerful giver

Mara Hodler

It was a typical morning in our home. We were all rushing to get ready for the day—kids getting ready for school, breakfast to be made, spaces to be tidied, and me trying... »

Make me a cake

Make me a cake

Activated Author

Our story takes place in Israel, around 850 BC.[[A retelling of 1 Kings 17]] It was a sad and difficult time for a nation that was suffering under the worst king it had e... »

Filling a need

Filling a need

Ted and Dorothy were a young couple who bought Wall Drug, a drugstore in a small town in the western United States, in 1931. In those days, a drugstore was like a conveni... »

The widow’s mite

The widow’s mite

Marie Alvero

Jesus and His disciples were in the temple observing people giving their offerings. A wealthy man approached the coffer, drawing as much attention as he could to the fact... »

Giving to others

Giving to others

Message from Jesus

Embrace new opportunities to give. Try to find something to give every day—whether a smile, a compliment, your time, a listening ear, a good meal, an item you don’t need,... »

Step by step

Step by step

Ronan Keane

A well-known story tells of a man who was walking along a beach at sunset and noticed a young boy in the distance who kept bending down, picking something up, and throwin... »

A channel

A channel

Elsa Sichrovsky

I walked slowly into Japanese Conversation class and plopped wearily into my usual seat. In the last semester of college, fatigue and mental overload was taking its toll.... »

Kindness and goodness

Kindness and goodness

Peter Amsterdam

When the apostle Paul was writing about living a godly life, he listed what he called the “works of the flesh,” which included things like enmity, strife, jealousy, fits... »