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The Misery of Many Lottery Winners: Proof Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Lottery ticketsWhile many people may believe the statement “money can’t buy happiness,” nearly everyone would like to put that theory to test! People will almost always believe wholeheartedly that they would become immensely happy if only they had more money.

Ten Practical Ways to Control Spending and Wisely Manage God’s Money

WalletIt’s not how much money we make, but how we handle it that matters. And it all begins by recognizing the money we’re handling is not our own. 

The Full Implications of God’s Ownership

Pencil / Illustration of God's OwnershipWhen I’ve taught from 1 Corinthians 6 in a college class, I have asked someone in the front row to lend me his pencil for a moment. When he handed me the pencil, I immediately took it, broke it in half, threw it on the ground and crushed it under my foot. The reaction of the students was shock and disbelief. What right did I have to break someone else’s pencil? 

Chasing the Wind

King SolomonThe book of Ecclesiastes is the most powerful exposé of materialism ever written. Solomon recounts his attempts to find meaning in pleasure, laughter, alcohol, folly, building projects, and the pursuit of personal interests, as well as in amassing slaves, gold and silver, singers, and a huge harem to fulfill his sexual desires (Ecclesiastes 2:1-11). The more Solomon had, the more he was tempted to indulge. His indulgence led to sin, and his sin brought misery.

 

You Can’t Take It with You

Stack of coinsA sad news story that powerfully illustrates “you can’t take it with you.” Think of how the treasure could have been used to make a short-term and long-term difference in people’s lives. 

The 21-Day Dad’s Challenge

The 21-Day Dad’s Challenge

Focus on the Family has a new book out titled The 21 Day Dad’s Challenge: Three Weeks to a Better Relationship with your Kids. After watching Courageous, men all over the U.S. will emerge from movie theaters wanting to be better dads, and this is an excellent next step.

Book Giveaway: Managing God’s Money

Book Giveaway: Managing God’s Money

God cares a great deal more about our money than most of us imagine. The sheer enormity of Scripture’s teaching on this subject screams for our attention.

It’s No Accident You Live in This Time and Place

It’s No Accident You Live in This Time and Place

When the following was posted last month on the Desiring God blog, written by Michael Oh, I was very touched by it. Read it, ponder it, pray over it. 

Generosity and the Younger Generations

Generosity and the Younger Generations

Earlier this year I spoke at the Clarus Conference in New Mexico, along with Wayne Grudem. At one of the sessions we talked about the topic of giving and generosity, especially related to the younger generations.

Caring for the Needy: What God Says

Caring for the Needy: What God Says

This year nine million children younger than five will die needlessly, more than half from hunger-related causes. 25,000 per day. Over 1,000 each hour. 

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