Church Financial Services

www.guidestone.orgExists to honor the Lord by being a lifelong partner with participants in enhancing their financial security. Exists to assist the churches, denominational entities and other evangelical ministry organizations by making available retirement plan services, life and health coverage, risk management programs and personal and institutional investment programs. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by […]

"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening the mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others."
- Barbara Bush

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

"Liberality is not giving largely but giving wisely."
- Thomas Fuller

"People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault."
- Sydney J. Harris

"The whole modern scientific organization of charity is a consequence of the failure of simply giving alms."
- William James

"Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life--happiness, freedom and peace of mind--are always attained by giving them to someone else."
- Peyton Conway March

"We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd like to buy it cheap."
- Mignon McMaughlin

"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

"The truly beneficent never relapses into a creditor."
- Henry David Thoreau

"Generosity gives assistance rather than advice."
- Vauvenargues

"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow."
- Thornton Wilder


Lost in America

A recent America Online poll turned up these disheartening statistics: 77%     of Americans who can name two of the Seven Dwarfs.24%     can name two Supreme Court justices. 60%     identified Homer as the father of Bart Simpson.21%     could name one of Homer’s epic Greek poems. 73%     could name all Three Stooges.42%     could name all three branches of government. 60%     knew Krypton was Superman’s […]

Faith Has Its Reasons

– Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman A good historical summary of Christian apologetics. The effort to categorize the apologetic approaches is helpful in delineating the style and purpose of each with helpful suggestions as to the strengths and weaknesses of each category. The authors offer a practical twist in applying the approaches within the context […]

Discerning the Voice of God

This newest Bible study by Priscilla Shirer helps participants discern whether or not it’s God’s voice they are hearing. Shirer teaches that the more intimate you are in relationship with Christ, the more easily you understand His voice. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, […]


A couple of years ago, my children made a discovery about me that they had never known before. They were having a contest to see who could draw cartoon characters the best. My son was being rather careless in his attempt, but my daughter was really taking the matter very seriously. She had scribbled a […]

In Praise of Mediocrity

I hesitate to speak up about this. After all, who wants to be a spokesperson for mediocrity? It is a much better career move to write something about the Search for Excellence as Peters and Waterman did in the late 1980s. Or, in today’s world, it is better to speak of going from Good to […]

What Do You Mean By That?

While watching the Disney Christmas parade, I heard Regis and Kelly and Ryan Seacrest introduce several people as “superstars,” “the one and only,” and “the incredible.” My problem was the fact that I had never heard of most of them. Now I feel like someone who tries to keep up with the culture and listen […]

E is for Exit (Part 2)

When We Exit From the Night How we start the day is crucial to how we live and serve the Lord that day. In the nation of Israel, the priests were up early, burning the incense and offering the sacrifices, and our Lord Jesus was up early spending time alone with His Father (Mark 1:35). […]