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When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;...

On June 23, 2016, torrential storms brought one-day accumulated rainfall amounts of...

Do you have a Last Will and Testament?  While a surprising number of people find ways to procrastinate concerning this important step in estate planning, there are compelling reasons to get this task completed.  If you do not have a...

Planning for Endowment Growth

Once upon a time there was a lovely church set in the mountains of the West Virginia Annual Conference.  Its members were active ministers in the community, serving as Christ’s...

I give, devise, and bequeath the rest, residue and remainder of my estate…

This sentence contains two of the most common “legal triplets”—sets of synonyms that are frequently used in legal documents to express the same meaning as...

 Do you have a Last Will and Testament?  While a surprising number of people find ways to procrastinate concerning this important step in estate planning, there are compelling reasons to get this task completed.  If you do not have a...

There is an old story of a small town suffering from a drought.  The town members planned a prayer meeting to ask God to send rain.  One little boy came to the prayer meeting carrying an umbrella.  Those at the meeting laughed at...

In a recent meeting, Jeff Taylor and I reviewed the Foundation’s Investment Fund composition and historical returns with a prospective donor.  The donor listened patiently and seemed glad to receive the information, but then said, “It’s God’...