When the Righteous Prosper, the City Rejoices

In a competitive, jealous, selfish, sin stained world, we must strive to be people who will cause rejoicing in others when we prosper. When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;  when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. Proverbs 11:10 (NIV) Trust me.  There are lots of people who complain at the injustice when certain people prosper.  They are the kinds of people that make others … [Read more...]

Should You Give Only When You Have a Cheerful Heart?

While reading the book Prayer by Richard Foster, I realized that my approach to giving is much like his approach to prayer. Regarding prayer Foster writes: The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives – altruistic and selfish, merciful and hateful, loving and bitter. He then goes on to encourage readers to pray where they are (emotionally and … [Read more...]