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    Leading by Giving

    Written by Dr. Mark Rutland Leadership, generosity and how a family is redefining generational wealth. David Green is founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby. Born in a pastor’s home, he began working at a local five-and-dime as a teen. After marrying his high school sweetheart, he and his wife, Barbara, began a small picture-frameshop, and […]

    asking the question, God, Mom,

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    The Story of William Colgate

    The Colgate family fled from England and settled in America during the Civil war. Robert Colgate, William’s father, was a farmer. William was interested in soap making and at the age of 19 he started his own enterprise with his aunt’s financial help. He produced soap under his own name but unfortunately the business was […]

    Acts of the Apostles, Christ, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, New Testament, Willliam Colgate,

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    Henry P. Crowell: “If you let me make money…”

    Henry P. Crowell, affectionately called “The autocrat of the Breakfast Table,” contracted tuberculosis when a boy and couldn’t go to school. After hearing a sermon by Dwight L. Moody, young Crowell prayed, “I can’t be a preacher, but I can be a good businessman. God, if You will let me make money, I will use […]

    Breakfast cereal, God, Quakers,

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    Rockefeller’s Testimony

    The U.S. first billionaire said once in an interview: Yes, I tithe, and I would like to tell you how it all came about. I had to begin work as a small boy to help support my mother. My first wages amounted to $1.50 per week. The first week after I went to work, I […]

    God, richest men, Tithe,

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