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    Paying Attention

    John Newton wrote, “If, as I go home, a child has dropped a halfpenny, and if, by giving it another, I can wipe away its tears, I feel I have done something. I should be glad to do greater things; but I will not neglect this.”

    These days, it’s not hard to find someone in need of comfort: A care-worn cashier in a grocery store working a second job to make ends meet; a refugee longing for home; a single mother whose flood of worries has washed away her hope; a lonely old man who fears he has outlived his usefulness.

    But…

    Is fear holding you back from being generous?

    When it comes to generosity, fear often holds us back. Can we still provide for ourselves if we give some of what we have away? Today on Discover the Word, special guest Jeff Manion and the team conclude a series on “Satisfaction” by looking at the freedom of living generously. It’s a radical change in […]

    Why I Abandoned My Bullet Journal

    In recent years, bullet journaling has taken the world (or at least my friends and me) by storm. The concept is simple. You use just one book for everything—scheduling appointments, recording tasks, journaling, drawing, you name it.

    Is Dressing Modestly Overrated?

    I’ve always felt uneasy about the topic of modesty. Growing up in church, I heard many different rules and principles about modesty. However, I often had difficulty accepting some of them—something I know other Christian girls have dealt with as well.

    Bring your tithes to Jesus

    You’ve heard it said, “Put your money where your mouth is!” But how does this relate to our Christian life? Today on Discover the Word, the team continues the series titled, “Bring It to Jesus.” We’re considering how money impacts all of us in different ways. Do you trust God enough to turn control of […]

    The Gift of Giving

    A pastor breathed life into the phrase “He’d give you the shirt off his back” when he gave this unsettling challenge to his church: “What would happen if we took the coats off our backs and gave them to the needy?” Then he took his own coat and laid it at the front of the church. Dozens of others followed his example. This was during the winter, so the trip home was surely less comfortable that day. But for dozens of people in need, the season warmed up just a bit that day.

    When John the Baptist roamed the Judean wilderness,…

    Discovering the true riches of life

    The Bible has a lot to say about money. And John Cortines has always had a knack for handling it. He graduated high school with $10,000 in the bank. He finished college with $100,000 in his account. But it was while he was in Harvard Business School getting his MBA that he says he discovered […]

    Being a servant of the wealth God gave you

    When it comes to money, are you naturally a spender or a saver? Do you tend to sock it away, or buy a lot of stuff? Well, there’s actually a third option. Today on Discover the Word, we are joined by John Cortines to talk about how, as followers of Christ, we can be servants […]

    How your perspective and focus can change

    Everyone has an “ideal” plan for how their life should go. For John Cortines, that meant making a lot of money and retiring at 40. But today on Discover the Word, the group joins John in discussing how his perspective and life’s focus changed while getting his MBA at Harvard. It’s part of the weeklong […]

    God and money

    Today on Discover the Word, the group is joined by special guest and author John Cortines. They’ll be discussing the topic of “God and Money,” as John shares how he discovered something he didn’t expect at Harvard Business School. Listen today to Discover the Word!

    Give, Save & Spend: Finance’s God’s Way

    This six-week study is designed for those interested in a biblical approach to finances. Students will explore God’s perspective on managing money and possessions, engaging in many practical applications for handling finances that are at the heart of a variety of financial matters.

    We deeply appreciate the provision of these course materials from Compass—Finances God’s Way. If you have an interest in their ministry please visit compass1.org.

    How God Taught Me to Give

    I am surrounded by giving people. Their tireless generosity is inspiring to me, and I want to emulate their giving spirit.

    Why Didn’t I Give More?

    Once, while my friends and I were having dinner, a skinny boy in a worn-out t-shirt and shorts approached us to sell tissue paper. Initially, we didn’t respond as we weren’t interested in buying any. But the boy, probably about 10, kept standing there, with a hopeful look on his face.

    What Really Happens When You Give More Than You Receive

    We know this saying well: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35) But why? Isn’t that counter-intuitive? After all, when you give, you deplete your own resources—be it physical, monetary, or emotional.

    I Didn’t Care About Starving Kids in Africa

    It was Christmas morning. The whole family was together, even though most of the children were married and starting their own families. We were about to open presents.

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