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Moving From Indifference to Love

SMI exists to people apply biblical principles to their financial lives and invest successfully so they can experience the joy of giving generously to God’s work. But what if you simply don’t feel motivated to
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The QCD: A Giving-Related Tax Break Available to Older Taxpayers

If you're over 70½ and have an IRA, here's a simple strategy that could reduce your tax burden while also enabling you to donate greater amounts to a church or charity.
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Earth Offers Opportunities That Heaven Doesn’t

The Apostle James says life is “a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” What are we doing now, in this “little while,” to make God's glory known?
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Giving That Delights the Father’s Heart

Under the Holy Spirit’s direction, you can increasingly become the kind of giver who delights the Father’s heart. He’s always been faithful to you. By your generosity, you can be increasingly true to
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Asking for God’s Blessing on Crops, Commerce, and Industry

Have you ever heard of Rogation Days? I hadn't until recently, even though observing such days is an ancient Christian custom dating back to at least the 5th century. (The word "rogation" comes from a Latin verb, rogare,
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“What Wealth Does to People”

A friend alerted me to a fascinating piece posted at The Cut, a New York magazine website for "women with stylish minds." (Needless to say, it's not the sort of site I typically visit.) The article is an interview with
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Called to Be Free

Too often, our lives are characterized by hurry and clutter. Jesus calls us to a different way of living — to a life of trust in the Father and a simplicity that makes us free.
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SMI Members Will Help Send 166 Jesus Film Teams Throughout India for Three Months in 2019!

On Giving Tuesday, November 27, I offered a challenge to SMI members in the form of a giving opportunity — let's all work together this Christmas to help take the gospel to the people of India via the church-planters
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Your 10 Most Important Financial Moves for 2019

Each December, we offer planning suggestions for the year ahead. But this isn’t meant to be a one-size-fits-all list. It’s up to you to take our broad collection of ideas and narrow them down to your personal “Top 10” for
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Join Us in Celebrating #Giving Tuesday, the Day When Your Gifts Toward Making Jesus Known Are Multiplied Four-Fold!

Hey, friends! Welcome again to #GivingTuesday, the only day in your year when every $1 you give turns into $4! 
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