Devotional

Filling the Gap

Is there any area in your life where you are pretending? Attempting to satisfy our desires apart from God creates the gap of pretense in each one of us. Like a spine that is out of alignment, this gap misaligns our hearts, desires, and three resources of life (time, talent, and treasure), from the outside […]


The Giving Experiment

Peter taught: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10). We were designed to be generous with our gifts of time, talent, and treasure. We were designed to use our gifts received vertically to serve those horizontally, so that they […]


Giving the Gift to Ourselves

We all do it. A non-profit corporation CEO offers a favor to a potential donor whom he will ask later for a charitable contribution that will advance his agenda for the organization. He gave the gift to himself. A busy husband reluctantly adheres to his wife’s request to pick up the kids from school only […]


The Intern, Sales Manager, and Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur owned a start-up social networking business. He strategically placed his office in the center of his one hundred employees who could observe his work ethic through the glass panes surrounding his command central. One day, an intern who made wine in her spare time brought him one of her family’s best bottles. Her […]