Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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How to have a Generous Heart

There is a story of a very rich man what was approached to contribute to a major financial campaign. The need was explained and the request for support was made. The man responded, “I understand why you want me to give $100,000. I’m a wealthy man. But there are some...

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Give Like Jesus

A farmer came in to the house and told his wife, “It’s a great day! Our cow had two calves. We were expecting one, but God gave us two. So we should be thankful and give one of them back to God. We will sell it and give the money to help the poor.” The next morning he...

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Give in Spite of Circumstances

"I hate taking out the trash!!!" Every Tuesday Ralph had to take out the garbage early in the morning before the truck arrived. “I hate doing this,” he often complained to his wife. “I just can't stand to take out the trash.” The complaints were so regular that they...

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Don’t Run Away From God

A boy ran by a man standing on the curb. Five minutes later the boy rushed by again. After this had happened a half-dozen times, the man stopped him and asked, “What’s the idea, Sonny? What’s the rush?” The boy looked up very indignantly and shouted, “I’m running away...

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The Gift of Grandparenting

If I'd have known grandkids were so much fun I would have had them first. Grandchildren are your reward for not killing your kids when they were teenagers. Those are fun quotes. But the truth is, I love being a grandparent. Not everyone receives the blessing of being...

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Helping Two Become One

1 + 1 = 1 It’s bad math, but it’s good marriage. "... a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one..." (Ephesians 5:31). When God brings two people into a marriage covenant, the two become one. This doesn’t mean...

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Workaholic or Lazy Bum?

Have you ever been really busy doing something at home, maybe like cleaning the house, and your spouse and children are sitting on the floor playing games while you are slaving away? Or have you ever been spending quality time with the kids and aroused the wrath of an...

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Three Priorities of a Pastor

Guest Post from Linzy Slayden... Some people instinctively know what their priorities are. The classified section of the Quay County Sun newspaper in June of 1978 contained this ad: “Farmer with 160 irrigated acres wants marriage-minded woman with tractor. When...

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Four Lessons from the First Murder

Sibling Rivalry Gone Bad!!! I don’t care how you handle it, if you had brothers or sisters, you had times when you wish you were an only child. I have two brothers and a sister and I love them very much, but I think we get along now because we don’t live in the same...

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