Making Decisions that Bring Peace

“Some questions we’ll probably never have answered this side of heaven. Why isn’t ‘phonetic’ spelled the way it sounds? Or, how does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the morning?” (Excerpt from Leadership Journal and Christian Reader.)

While these questions are tongue-in-cheek, there are plenty of areas in life that can create real feelings of uncertainty, but Scripture promises that certainty is possible because God is faithful. According to 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.” He definitively honors His Word and can be trusted.

As many people approach retirement, they often wonder how moving to a fixed income will affect their lives. They may feel uncertainty around whether they’ll have enough, be able to maximize whatever tax breaks may be available, and still have room to support ministries they care about. The good news is a Charitable Gift Annuity can provide the certainty and security they seek. CGAs are part investment and part gift – a wise decision that will be good for years to come!

A CGA can provide:

  • Supplemental income payments for your lifetime (and your spouse’s as well)
  • Significant tax benefits at the time of the gift and every year thereafter
  • A tangible blessing for a ministry you care about like Grace Christian University for generations to come
  • God doesn’t want you to struggle with feelings of uncertainty about your financial future. Ask God for wisdom and whether a CGA could be right for you.


For the full version of this article, request a FREE copy of “The Greatest Gift You Can Give Those You Love” by contacting Stephen Gowdy from Grace Christian University at 616-261- 8565 or – or bless your family today with a God-honoring Will at


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