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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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Money and the Grace of Surrender

The request came from one of the disciples: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). And Jesus did, providing His followers with an enduring model prayer that is both simple and profound. In the article below, excerpted
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Foundational Pillars of Christian Stewardship

The Bible has a lot to say about money. With more than 2,350 verses devoted to it, it’s one of the most heavily discussed topics in Scripture. Obviously, all of those verses are important, or they wouldn’t be included in
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God’s Will for Your Finances

God’s purpose for us as His children is often frustrated by our preoccupation with money — making it, spending it, investing it and accumulating it. This article by the late financial teacher Larry Burkett focuses on the
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Are You Making Acceptable Sacrifices, Well-Pleasing to God?

Another anniversary has arrived! We’re now at 28 years and counting since Larry Burkett challenged me with an idea for a monthly financial publication, one that would build on the biblical principles he taught and would
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Building Generosity Into Your Monthly Budget

Imagine you are out to eat with your family and you strike up a conversation with the server. You learn she is a single mom with three kids and works two jobs to make ends meet. After her children go to bed, she spends
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