Where We’ve Been Swimming Lately

A week ago I emailed my wife at work after I read a passage from the book of Luke.  Here’s what I read: Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and…

“We are rich. Filthy rich.”

I love Mondays.  You see, I have Mondays off.  So I get to kind of relax as I spend time with the Lord in his word.  There’s (usually) no distractions and no work to go too.  As I sat down on the couch this afternoon, I looked around our apartment and said, “Lord, you have…

Who is paying taxes?

This is staggering.  For the 2009 work year: The bottom 50% of earners will pay $0 in Federal Income Taxes. The top 1% of earners will pay 40.5% of taxes. The top 5% will pay 60.6% of taxes. The top 10% will pay 71.2% of taxes. Here is a helpful infograph from Mint.com to break…

Oh to be a Giver Like This

If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small.  There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charities expenditure excludes them…Sometimes our pride also hinders our charity; we are tempted to spend more than we ought on the showy…

Experiencing Other People’s Pain as Opposed to Feeling it

There’s a differencing between saying “I feel your pain” and “I’m experiencing your pain with you.”  I leave for South Africa in three weeks for a 28 day missions project with Campus Crusade.  I’ll be going back there for a year in January as a full-time, short term missionary.  I only have one goal for our…