Why understanding God’s ownership is essential*

Have you noticed that it’s all or nothing with God? Throughout Scripture, we see “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:5). Though God’s people failed to obey, God made this promise through his prophet, “I will cleanse them from all the guilt of their sin against me, …

Giving Helps Us Take Our Eyes off Ourselves and Join in What God Is Doing in the World*

We become arrogant when we forget that God is our primary provider. Sometimes we give too much credit to our hard work and ingenuity. We easily forget the advantages of our upbringing, heritage, and education, and we view ourselves, even if unconsciously, as better than others, particularly the poor. Some of us talk about people …

Field of Dreams*

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can’t ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. The promise is, “If you build it, he will come.” Ray goes against all common sense and risks placing his family in extreme financial jeopardy. With the support of his wife, Ray begins the backbreaking …

How to Teach the Next Generation About Money & Stewardship

Christian Stewardship Network, Guest Writer: Rachel Rupert, May 3, 2021. Growing up, there was one word that I liked using more than any other: why. I’m sure if you asked my parents, I asked them “why” more often than anything else. I’m a naturally very inquisitive person, I love learning new information, and I want …