How much is enough?

God recognizes our material needs, and His Word contains plenty of promises of supply, even in abundance. [[See Proverbs 10:22 and Phillipians 4:19.]] But Jesus also warn …  »

My caring journey

I have spent the past several years caring for loved ones. I helped care for friends who had serious illnesses, and I became a full-time caregiver for my mother until she …  »

The key of simplicity

Our true treasures are not money and possessions. Our true treasures are the kingdom of God, His love and interaction in our lives, our salvation, God’s provision and car …  »

Can’t buy me love

In their 1960’s hit “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the Beatles capitalized on a simple, well-worn truth. They could just as well have sung, “Can’t buy me truth” or “happiness” or “ …  »

A working alternative

I first met Ivan in 1995 while collecting aid in Italy for delivery to refugee camps in Croatia and Bosnia. I remember his smile and warm handshake. It was a few years be …  »

More where that came from

Money was scarce when I was growing up. I never lacked anything vital, but I never had so much that I could casually give something away without feeling the pinch. Once w …  »

Living, loving, giving

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.—Proverbs 11:25 NIV You have been treated generously, so live generously.—Matthew 10:8 MSG Reme …  »

Living the dream

“I need money—lots of money!” My friend sighed deeply, stirring his coffee at our kitchen table. “Why?” I asked him a little surprised. My friend wasn't poor and seemed t …  »

Accessories not included!

Advertisements generally portray more than the item on sale. An ad for a plastic inflatable pool might show a happy family having a great time splashing in the water. But …  »

Flowers of heaven

It’s not surprising that the Bible has inspired countless artists; the text is full of vivid pictures. Take this passage, for instance: “You have planted much but harvest …  »

The God factor

Nearly everyone in the world experiences financial pressure at one time or another, but some people deal with it better than others. The difference is often not so much t …  »