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Do You Give in Order To Receive?

If you’re like me, you might have felt (more than) a little bit insulted at such a question — or at least you would have been if it were posed to you by someone you know personally. I would have felt the same way a year or two ago, but God used a seemingly small scenario to probe my heart and show me how selfish I’d been in my giving. Maybe He can use my story to “stir up” even better works of … Continue

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How Everyone Wins When You Buy Tropical Lumber

August 2014 marked one year since Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, made his highly controversial announcement to allow oil drilling in the Yasuni National Park, despite the 2006 Yasuni-ITT initiative. President Correa made this decision based upon having raised less than 1% of the $3.6 billion goal in actual deposits (closer to 10% in pledges) needed to keep Ecuador from allowing oil drilling … Continue

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Obesity & Orthopedic Surgery: Cumbersome Combination

As the next year with its fresh batch of New Year’s Resolutions looms large, so does America’s obesity epidemic with more than one of every 3 American adults tipping the scales into the “obese” category. If heightened risks for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes aren’t enough to motivate you to shed those extra pounds, perhaps that pain in the butt (or back or knees or shoulders) will. Excess … Continue

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Freshman Year: Full of New Experiences

For the first time, you will be away from your parents’ rules. You will have your own place to call home. For the first time, you will be away from your high school friends and any drama or pressure they may cause to your life. For the first time, you will leave your comfort zone and experience a new world; a world with new beginnings and new experiences. For the first time, you will be … Continue

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rainforest

How Everyone Wins When You Buy Tropical Lumber

August 2014 marked one year since Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, made his highly controversial announcement to allow oil drilling in the Yasuni National Park, despite the 2006 Yasuni-ITT initiative. President Correa made this decision based upon having raised less than 1% of the $3.6 billion goal in actual deposits (closer to 10% in pledges) needed […]

Brunzeel Marine Plywood

Why Bruynzeel Is the Best Marine-Grade Plywood on the Planet

At J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber, we specialize in supplying our discriminating customers with the premium lumber they need to accomplish great things. We don’t necessarily aim to be the least expensive option out there; instead, we try to be the best. After over two centuries of success, it seems our customers appreciate our quality-focused approach. […]

opening gift

Do You Give in Order To Receive?

If you’re like me, you might have felt (more than) a little bit insulted at such a question — or at least you would have been if it were posed to you by someone you know personally. I would have felt the same way a year or two ago, but God used a seemingly small […]

obesity

Obesity & Orthopedic Surgery: Cumbersome Combination

As the next year with its fresh batch of New Year’s Resolutions looms large, so does America’s obesity epidemic with more than one of every 3 American adults tipping the scales into the “obese” category. If heightened risks for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes aren’t enough to motivate you to shed those extra pounds, perhaps […]

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The Cure for Covetousness, Part 2

When we take our covetousness seriously, we can achieve victory over it. Evaluate Your Longings “I craved, I desired, I thought about, and arranged my life around _____.” What goes in the blank, in your life? For the author of Made to Crave, it was food. For you, it may be something else — certain […]

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The Cure for Covetousness, Part 1

One big reason people don’t give like they once did is because they’re spending their money on other things. Indebtedness is also at an all-time high, and a lot of it is considered “consumer debt,” much of which is often rooted in materialism and covetousness. While some Christians complain about the removal of the 10 […]

Marine Okoume Plywood

Best Plywood for Small Watercraft

When building a canoe, kayak, or other small boat, you want to use a wood that’s lightweight yet will provide durability for gliding through the water. Choosing the right wood requires knowledge of how it stands up to wet environments, as well as how heavy or light it is when crafted into planks. You’ll certainly […]