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    Satisfied

    Every day we’re bombarded by advertisements pointing out all the things we lack. The enticing commercials can make satisfaction an elusive feeling. But today on Discover the Word, special guest, Jeff Manion and the team explains that what we have is not what makes us whole. We can be content even if we don’t have it […]

    The Money

    Early in my career while doing work that I saw as more like a mission than a job, another company offered me a position that offered a significant increase in pay. Our family could surely have benefited financially from such a move. There was one problem. I hadn’t been looking for another job because I loved my current role, which was growing into a calling.

    But the money . . .

                I called my father, then in his seventies, and explained the situation. Though his once-sharp mind had been slowed by strokes and the strain of years, his answer was crisp and…

    Best Deal Ever!

    How much is enough? We might ask this simple question on a day that many developed countries increasingly devote to shopping. I speak of Black Friday, the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday, in which many stores open early and offer cut-price deals; a day that has spread from the States to other nations. Some shoppers have limited resources and are trying to purchase something at a price they can afford. But sadly for others greed is the motivation, and violence erupts as they fight for bargains.

    The wisdom of the Old Testament writer known as “the Teacher” (Eccl. 1:1) provides…

    It wasn’t just excessive spending, it was more.

    Ask any good Christian where their comfort comes from and their answer would be Christ. My source of comfort starts with C too, but I’m afraid it’s something else: Clothes.

    Why We Never Get What We Want

    As a child, I was a huge fan of the Donald Duck series. I enjoyed watching the silly antics of the main characters, like the greedy miser Uncle Scrooge, his rival Flintheart Glomgold, the lazy Donald Duck, and his three clever nephews.

    A Letter of Condolence to the US$1.6 billion Lottery Winner

    Dear Lottery Winner, Having just heard of your winning the record-breaking US$1.6-billion Powerball lottery jackpot in US last week, I would like to offer you my deepest condolences.

    Can’t. Get. No. Satisfaction.

    Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed one day, I see a picture of a man leaving a store with several large bags—clothing store H&M had just launched its new Balmain X H&M collection, with the latest fashion designer clothing worth hundreds of dollars.

    When Money is Never Enough

    After completing my Master’s degree in Kuala Lumpur, I decided to stay and work in the Malaysian capital instead of returning to my hometown in East Malaysia. There, I took on two jobs. On weekdays, I worked as a full-time secretary at a real estate firm, and on Saturdays, as an English teacher at a language center.

    Can We be Rich and Godly at the Same Time?

    My youth group had just begun a study on the Beatitudes. As we were trying to make sense of the first beatitude in Luke 6:20, one youth asked, “Does it mean that Christians can’t be rich?” The question was to be expected, since Jesus’ statement seemed to suggest this line of thinking.

    Discover the difference between LOVING and ENJOYING God’s good gifts

    We can take pleasure in the homes we live in, the food we eat, or the stuff we have. But if we do, does that mean we’re overly materialistic? Join us as we continue exploring contentment.

    A freeing study about making do with less

    The boxes of stuff that fill our attic, consume our garage, or clutter our basement, can fill the empty spaces in our home, but they can’t fill the empty spaces in our life. Let us explore the biblical way to gain more by making do with less.

    What legacy will you leave your loved ones?

    You’ll never see a hearse pulling a U-Haul! That’s because when we die, we leave all that we have behind! Let’s talk about finding contentment in the legacy we leave behind. What will you leave your loved ones when you pass on?

    We can be content even if we don’t have it all!

    Every day we’re bombarded by advertisements pointing out all the things we lack. The enticing commercials can make satisfaction an elusive feeling. What we have is not what makes us whole.

    Losing Our Way

    An online survey conducted by a New York law firm reveals that 52 percent of Wall Street traders, brokers, investment bankers, and other financial service professionals have either engaged in illegal activity or believe they may need to do so in order to be successful. The survey concludes that these financial leaders “have lost their moral compass” and “accept corporate wrongdoing as a necessary evil.”

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