Leaving Great Legacies

Edwin Hubbel Chapin once said, "Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity." That is the definition of a legacy. Wouldn't you love to do something that might strike a beautiful chord that will "vibrate in eternity"?I've discovered...

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Give According to Your Ability

"According to their ability they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 drachmas of gold, 5,000 minas of silver and 100 priestly garments." - Ezra 2:69In the summer of 1959, Robert Hill was a 13-year-old boy living in Italy. His father was a sergeant in the United...

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The Property Next Door

Once, when pastoring a church in Middle-Georgia, we were faced with the need of relocating our church because of a number of factors. After fasting with prayer in seeking God’s Wisdom as to the best course to take, I remember one Sunday while in morning worship...

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Spare Change

My morning routine includes stopping at the local convenient store to pick up the daily news. One morning not long ago, the convenience of the convenient store proved inconvenient to the folks stuck in line behind two small boys. As I approached the counter to pay the...

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Six Dollars to Spend

"Give and it shall be given unto you…" Luke 6:38Our eight year-old granddaughter, Mary Kathryn, was excited as she bounded through the door with her report card for the past nine weeks in her hand.She could hardly wait to show her granddaddy all the A’s that report...

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Since 1995, I have spent several months a year in southern Mexico teaching or so I thought. Now, as I think about it, I was doing more learning than teaching. The people of Oaxaca (pronounced WA-HA-CA) were in general less well educated than I am. They are poorer and...

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Financial Help

At a recent gathering of men, we were having an intimate prayer time. One man asked God to help with his finances. I score real low on the spiritual gift test for mercy so I neglected his need until I saw another brother give him a check. I remember saying, "Lord, I...

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