Investment Living

Have you ever been disappointed when a dream was not realized? A lot of times we equate doing with going. “Are you willing to be sent?” we ask people, when sometimes our mission field is right in front of us. I know a couple of young ladies who raised support, and even learned a language, […]

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God Appointments

She was lamenting their financial position going into retirement and saying that maybe she should have made different educational choices. Maybe she should have worked a different job. I sat and listened patiently, and then I told her, “You ask God what restaurant to eat at. I know you seek at least as much guidance […]

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Afraid to Speak Up??

I was rolling through Costco with my daughter when one of the employees caught sight of my cart FULL of frozen vegetables. He came away from his post to peek in at the bags and make a comment. I don’t know how it happened that we began to talk about scripture, except perhaps because he […]

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Are You Apostolic?

Rend Collective is a Christian band who sings a song called “Build Your Kingdom Here.” The chorus says this: Build Your kingdom hereLet the darkness fearShow Your mighty handHeal our streets and landSet Your church on fireWin this nation backChange the atmosphereBuild Your kingdom hereWe pray (change the atmosphere) What do you think of when […]

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Tithing and Hilarious Giving

The first ten years of marriage, my husband and I gave to the church, but we didn’t tithe. Tithing traces back to the Old Testament, when God commanded his people, the Israelites, to give ten percent of what He gave them back to Him.  This tithe provided for the tribe of the Levites who served […]

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