Call me crazy, but in October of 2018 I ran two marathons in two weeks - the Chicago Marathon on October 7 and the Grand Rapids Marathon on October 21. I did it for just one reason - to raise money provide life-giving clean water for people in under-resourced communities in Africa through World Vision. … [Read more...] about Why I Run for Clean Water with World Vision
Ever wonder how much it would cost if your true love did give you all the items in The 12 Days of Christmas song? According to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management, the total cost of The 12 Days of Christmas gifts for 2012 is $107,300! … [Read more...] about Cost of 12 Days of Christmas Items Tops $107,000!
One of the big questions I've wrestled with in my life and ministry is this: What is the best way to help the poor? The answer isn't always an easy one. … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Way to Help the Poor?
Teaching kids how to tithe is not something that was modeled well for me by my parents when I was growing up. My wife and I have discovered how to do it with our own kids through trial and error, and we've been extremely blessed by the results so far. … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids How to Tithe
If you've been a pastor, missionary or other Christian worker for long, you've been on the receiving end of someone's generosity. How are you growing in generosity in your own life? I've been in full-time Christian ministry for 15 years, first as an urban missionary, then as a pastor in a local church, and now serving in a denominational role. I've been on the receiving … [Read more...] about Growing in Christian Generosity