Confidence Creates Kindness

Did you know the more confident a person is, the more generous, grateful, and kind they tend to be? It's our harboring insecurities that actually create much of the disagreeable, self-focused, and discontented demeanors we encounter and struggle with. This was beneficial for me to understand because developing and teaching successful stewardship habits often begins …

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Thankful God used the “Test-of-Money” to help shape my Testimony!

Thankful how God used the "test-of-money" to help shape my "testimony"! Most vividly, it led me to take my son on our first mission trip together!  This event is hard to imagine happening if God hadn't used various events to break me of the stronghold my blind ambition created within me.  For example: - Take …

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Harvest Tap

I recently took my son on a mission trip to South Africa accompanied by several other men from my church. Although, this is a beautiful country with indescribable landscapes, the hills are scattered with townships - the underdeveloped living areas that serve as stark remnants to the country's apartheid past. Interestingly, as we entered the …

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God Playing Favorites?

  Occasionally, someone will innocently ask me if I have a favorite child. Initially, I had a hard time understanding this question. For each of my children challenge me, bless me and fulfill me in various and different ways. Granted, sometimes, one is easier than the other to discipline, correct and/or instruct, but I honestly have …

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