Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Stewardship category

Fertilizing

Spreading manure was a job I actually enjoyed while working on a farm as a boy. I know you think I am crazy, but I didn’t even mind the smell. Fertilizer is important but rarely appreciated. It…

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Thank You Notes

My mother taught me to write thank you notes, but I was never good at it. I saw it as a chore. Maybe this attitude revealed the true state of my heart – not so thankful. Its roots were found in…

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The War Within — Giving and Receiving

It is more blessed to give than receive. (Acts 20:35 NIV) …

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The War Within — Pride vs Poverty of Spirit

Back in the early 1990's I spent over two years studying The Sermon on the Mount. One could say I was a slow learner or that His lessons take a lifetime to learn. Jesus communicates issues of the…

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Talking Past Each Other

The conversation ends and I wonder to myself, "were we talking about the same subject or were we talking past each other?" More disconcerting are the occasions when I have no idea that I…

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Preventing a Hardened Heart

Atherosclerosis …

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Exempt from Obligation

I have never joyfully written a check for taxes. However, this is not a new phenomenon. I doubt the Egyptians enjoyed paying taxes on their cooking oil. The Greeks surely did not enjoy paying taxes…

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Godliness: An All-Day Activity

I asked my wife, Pamela, "So how did I do on the telephone?" Her response pierced me to the heart. "Not so well if you are trying to follow Jesus." I had been on the telephone for…

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A Conduit Not A Reservoir

Collecting has always been a part of my nature. As a boy, I used my paper route earnings to collect coins and antiques. Books and papers were cherished and accumulated in piles. Throwing things away…

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Heavenly Investments

People use varying financial strategies depending upon economic conditions to accomplish a positive Return On Investment (ROI). Some strategies yield much; some strategies yield nothing or less than…

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