We All Have Different Gifts God gives all of us different gifts and strengths to help one another. Some of us are teachers, doctors, nurses, carpenters or mechanics. Others are architects, artists, entertainers, pastors, engineers or protectors (police, fire, military). While others are veterinarians, managers, leaders and everything in between. And let’s not forget about […]
Almost weekly I speak with someone who believes diversification means using multiple financial advisory service firms to get a diversified portfolio. Upon further examination, I find that more often than not the exact opposite of this assumption is true. Let me explain.
Father’s Day is a time to honor our dads, as well as I believe, the men who have been father figures to us. This is especially true for those whose biological father was never around, or lost in a tragedy.
Real estate, cars, bank accounts, savings, investments, businesses, mineral rights (oil and gas, water), food, shelter, clothing, smart phones, electronics, computers, jewelry, art, collectibles, people/children that have been entrusted to our care, spouse, employees, animals, environment and the whole earth…
After prayer and asking God to reveal His word, read the following passages one at a time and pull out the words and phrases from each verse that either describes a Christian or secular believer’s viewpoint. In many passages just write the opposite meaning of the word. Example: life/death, faithfulness/adultery, giving/selfishness. From the passages below […]
Why do you believe that God’s word says it is more blessed to give than receive? When we are giving, who are we most like?
THE DONOR ADVISED FUND Last week I introduced a tool for leaving a financial legacy called a donor advised fund. I also shared three scenarios where a solution for leaving a financial legacy was needed. In all three of these scenarios, a donor advised fund may be used to more efficiently accomplish short and long […]
Do you want to leave a financial inheritance or a financial legacy? For what do you want to be remembered? For the temporal material possessions a financial inheritance could buy for your children? OR, the eternal value a financial legacy could provide for God’s Kingdom as well as to your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren?
The last few weeks we have discussed “why” we give, which I hope has challenged you both spiritually and emotionally. In Acts 20:35 Jesus is quoted as saying “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. God did not put us here just to take and consume. Giving leads to a victorious, abundant life […]