Elmbrook Stories

I've Learned to Trust in Him: Lora's Story

November 11, 2015 by Ann Blackburn in Finances
Tags: finances, generosity, give, giving, money

I've Learned to Trust in Him: Lora's Story by Ann Blackburn   Lora came to Elmbrook’s budget coaching ministry in 2010. Her husband, who had handled all of their financial matters including paying all the bills, had passed away a few years earlier leaving Lora alone to face a frightening new world of budgeting, paying bills, and tough financial decisions. “I was quite nervous at that time about my financial security," she said. Lora was living on her husband’s...

Read More

Learning Wise Generosity

February 11, 2015 by Sherri Vaught in Finances
Tags: finances, generosity, give, giving, money

Learning Wise Generosity by Sherri Vaught   I sit in our living room looking at a picture that hangs on the wall. It is the wedding gift I gave to my husband 10 months ago. I knew he loved the painting and I thought it would make a great centerpiece for our home. It is a realistic painting of Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee. On the back of the painting, I wrote a message to Jason. One of the lines reads, “With eyes on Jesus and your hand in mine- I will gladly accept...

Read More