Generosity

Are You a Thief in Your Own Church?

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We think we’re pretty good people for the most part, don’t we? After all, we haven’t killed anyone; we don’t lie – at least not to purposely hurt someone; and we certainly wouldn’t steal anything.  OK, maybe once – when we were little (you remember that pack of gum from the grocery store?). Perhaps a closer […]

10 Things Christians Must Do With Their Money

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Let’s face it.  If you live in America, you are rich. Sure, there are exceptions like those who can’t afford food or shelter, but generally speaking, if you compare yourself to others around the world, you are filthy rich. American Christians are among the wealthiest believers to have ever lived! There’s nothing wrong with being rich, but […]

How to Create a Generous Budget

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You’re out to eat for a nice meal and you strike up a conversation with the server.  You come to find out she’s a single mom, works two jobs to make ends meet, and is going to school to get ahead. Your heart goes out to her, but what do you do? You’d love to help, […]

How to Develop the Right Perspective For Helping Others

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With Thanksgiving having now passed and Christmas fast approaching, many people will offer well wishes to others. You will hear many cries of  “Happy Holidays” and “Merry Christmas” over the next month or so. I’m not sure if it’s the eggnog, pretty lights, or the prospect of getting great gifts, but we probably smile more […]

5 Ways You Can Become More Generous

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Generosity should be one of the leading marks of any Christian. Yet, so many of us are tight-fisted when it comes to our finances. Why is that? Part of the reason, in my opinion, is that money is our idol! If we were really honest with ourselves, we’d admit that we love it.  We live […]

5 Reasons Why You’re (Probably) Not as Generous as You Should Be!

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I’m constantly struck by how many times the Bible mentions  helping the poor and needy! What kills me is that I read that and think to myself, why is it that I’m not as concerned as I should be when it comes to helping the poor, weak and marginalized members of society? If God has such a huge heart […]

Tithing – How Much Should a Christian Give? Part 2

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Yesterday we set the stage for the topic of tithing and Christian giving. Today we want to delve a little further into giving and try to answer this question, “How much should I give?”. We are going to take a bit of a journey to get there, but that’s where we’ll end up. This post […]

Tithing – How Much Should a Christian Give? Part 1

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Recently, Lakita from Personal Finance Journey had a great post asking the question if we should tithe off of our income tax refund.   There were some great comments on this post and led to a good discussion of giving in general. Another good post on giving in the last couple of weeks was from Free Money […]

This Week in Personal Finance – April 9, 2010

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It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around the R2 household and office!  There seems to be just a lot of stuff going on. I’m really looking forward to some rest this weekend! But, it’s another week in the books and it’s time for a quick tour. This Week in Personal Finance takes a look at interesting […]

How Should We Help the Poor?

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My post called What’s the Best Way to Help the Poor is up today over at Christian Personal Finance.  I wanted to provide a link to it from here because I had a lot of fun writing that post and wanted to also start a good discussion over there as well. Sometimes the very things we think […]

3 Easy Ways to Help Others

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Most people I know have an innate sense for helping others. We may argue over how much we should help each other or even what the the best way is to help others. We may discuss the government’s role in helping others versus our local church. But, we often dismiss how our economy is set […]

What Is Your Motivation in Giving?

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Lately I’ve been reflecting on giving and our heart motivation behind it. I’ve had the great opportunity to teach a money class the last couple weeks to a Young Marrieds group at church and It’s been a great experienc for me, because I’ve had to spend some time digging in to Scripture to get me […]