My 5 for Friday (May 7, 2021)


How can we give cheerfully when our bank account is low? What questions to successful investors ask? And What are some low cost ways to celebrate Mother's Day?


These questions and more are answered in this week's My 5 for Friday.


1. Tithing in Financially Tight Times by Jamie Dunlop. It is not uncommon for Christians—just as anyone else—to experience financial difficulty. Scripture teaches us that God loves a cheerful giver, but how can we do this cheerfully when our bank account is close to empty? It begins by first asking why we should give. God doesn’t need our money; he is concerned with the heart behind the giver.

2. 6 Question Successful Investors Ask by Rocco Pendola. Investing has been in the public spotlight recently and, over the past few years, has grown in popularity. If you are already in the game, or plan to jump in, Rocco Pendola gives six key questions to ask yourself for a better chance at success. Consider your personal, financial preparedness, and your short and long-term goals among other things.

3. 8 Low-Cost Ways to Celebrate Mom This Year by Geoff Williams. Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday and there is still time to show your mom love and appreciation. If you are trying to find a meaningful, but low-cost, way to communicate your care, consider these eight ideas from Geoff Williams.

4. How Literature Teaches Us About Leadership by Seth Woodley. Most would first reach for a practical book on leadership for professional development, as opposed to literary fiction. Don’t miss the availability, however, of leadership lessons prevalent in literary fiction. Virtue and character, for example, are qualities uniquely expressed in fiction. Here also are six suggested books to start with.

5. Is There More than One Right Career Path? By Elizabeth BeShears. Many college and high-school students are set to graduate in the next few weeks. The pressing question is, “what am I going to do about a job?” Still equally important is how to discern what the right job choice is. Ultimately, in any decision you face, there may be two or more good choices in which God would be glorified.