Effective Stewardship

Effective Stewardship

These articles are designed to help you become a more effective steward of the finances God has entrusted to you. While we trust you find the stories interesting and perhaps even humorous at times, the intent is to educate and encourage you in this sometimes difficult area of stewardship. May God richly bless your desire to be faithful in this area.

Look Before You Leap

You’ve probably been warned to “look before you leap,” possibly before making a big life decision like buying a house, launching a new business or investing a large sum of money. The same is true with Estate Planning or creating a Will. Full Article >

The Bright Idea That Really Stuck

What could a little thinking “outside of the box” do for your future? Did you know you can add an “adopted child” to your Will to support an organization you love, like Grace Bible College? Full Article >

God’s Design for a Fruitful Life

Work is part of God’s design for a fruitful life, but how much more effective are we when our efforts are aimed at a God-honoring purpose! Full Article >

Getting All The Facts Straight

Sometimes even our best intentions can miss the mark if we don’t have all of the facts. The same is true with Estate Planning. Full Article >

Living in a Place Called Trust

A young lady was sunbathing on the beach when a little boy in his swimming trunks, came up and asked her, "Do you believe in God?" Surprised by the question she replied, "Why, yes, I do." Then he asked "Do you read your Bible and pray every day?" Again she said, "Yes!" By now her curiosity was very much piqued. The little lad sighed with relief and said, "Okay then, will you hold my money while I go swimming?” (Source: “Confrontation” by Gordon Curley) Full Article >

Waiting for the Birthday Cake

In the classic Peanuts comic strip, Lucy and Linus were watching television, when Lucy said to Linus, “Go get me a glass of water.” Linus looked surprised, “Why should I do anything for you? You never do anything for me!” “On your 75th birthday,” Lucy promised, “I’ll bake you a cake.” Linus got up, headed to the kitchen and said, “Life is more pleasant when you have something to look forward to.” (Source: “A Fresh Touch From God” by D. Greg Ebie) Full Article >

The Most Unusual Family Tree

If you think your family has problems, consider the marriage mayhem created when 76-year-old Bill Baker of London wed Edna Harvey. Full Article >

The Mystery Package Arrives

During Super Bowl XXXVII, FedEx ran a commercial that spoofed the movie Castaway, in which Tom Hanks played a FedEx worker whose company plane went down, stranding him on a deserted island for years. Looking like the tattered Hanks in the movie, the FedEx employee in the commercial goes up to the door of a suburban home, package in hand. Full Article >