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Who is God?

Money is fleeting, but GOD is forever

I just made the mistake of looking at my checking account. $6.85 for bathroom supplies at the grocery store. $0.93 for gas station coffee….

Who is God?

Test him

My college-aged daughter was stressing about money. The deposits were due for two study abroad opportunities, and things were tight. When her paycheck arrived,…

Living My Faith

A new mindset on money

Ti is a tiny word in the Greek language, one of the smallest that you’ll find on any given page of a Greek New…

Life’s Challenges

Make friends with money

Please don’t misunderstand the title. I’m not encouraging you to use money to buy friendships. Nor am I suggesting you should only be nice…

Living My Faith

Just four things

One of my favorite memes was based on a tweet from 2018: My 3yo said she wanted to be an astronaut, and I said…

Life’s Challenges

Something to give

I remember the exact date, time, and where I was when things started going downhill for our family this fall. We all experience it…

Living My Faith

A generous tax collector

I was nervous before talking to my church family about Jesus’ bold teaching on money from Matthew chapter 6. Given the bad experiences many…

Life’s Challenges

Money magnet

At first glance, Jesus got it backward: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Wouldn’t it be better…

Life’s Challenges

I learned this lesson from a garage sale

It was the end of my second garage sale, and I still possessed a bunch of junk. Just like my first garage sale. What…

Living My Faith

Givers get!

Every farmer agrees with Paul’s famous words: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously”…

Living My Faith

I forget God’s truths about money so easily

It’s a weird feeling when you notice someone else’s wealth and feel envy creeping in, isn’t it? I hope you’re immune from that, but…

Living My Faith

Teaching kids to live generously

Here’s the scene: Mall atrium. Mall Santa sitting on a puffy red chair surrounded by world-worn, shady-looking elves. Long line of squirmy kids accompanied…