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Jesus’s Parents Gave Cheap “Christmas” Gifts

If your Christmas budget is tight, take heart, you’re in good company. Jesus’s parents were flat broke during the first Christmas. Luke gave us this clue in the following passage:

And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought [Jesus] up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law...

Three Money Moments That Changed My Financial Course

In 2003 my wife and I finally got serious about our finances. Twelve years later, I want to share with you three moments...

Church or Country Club?

A woman I was interviewing recently told me her church was more like a country club than a church. Her comment stuck with me...

Comparison Never Goes Well

“When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister [Leah]” (Gen. 30:1 ESV).

Rachel knew she had no children, but it...

Choosing Ignorance

When tired, my mind can be a monkey cage of thoughts, rattling with primates reaching for the next worry-limb on which to hang...

Rhythms of Grace in Giving

On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so...

Economy of Wonder

Once I took my family to the Georgia Aquarium, which had a glass tunnel we entered that actually enveloped us while mammoth sharks and...

Passion and Opportunity

The LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart...

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