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The Happy(Note) Story

By on April 29, 2019

In 1973…

I had just graduated from the University of Illinois MBA program. My first career was estate and financial planning for large companies and wealthy individuals. The process took several months and required numerous meetings. Because I needed a way to connect the dots. I decided that I would…


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NOT FINANCIALLY ORIENTED?

By on November 8, 2018

Not My Thing

Understandably, many just don’t have financial thinking as a significant gift in their lives. While this, in and of itself, is no sin, it does lead to some particular problems. Men frequently believe they should be good with finances. They are quickly embarrassed when they are not…


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NOT PERSONALLY GENEROUS

By on September 19, 2018

Sad but True

Our God has promised us an abundant life (John 10:10). Yet the vast majority of Christians live no differently than the people of the world who have no such promise. Surprisingly, many Christians do not believe God really wants to prosper them and therefore have never become…


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UNCOMFORTABLE WITH MONEY

By on August 27, 2018

Money Everywhere

To those who are uncomfortable with the topic of money, it has a habit of seeming to be right in front of them at all times. From the extreme of outrageously high salaries to the crushing poverty of those who live in great need and desperate situations, we…

HAPPY LEMAN
URBANA, IL

Hi and welcome! I'm Happy. My wife Dianne and I are the founders of the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois, a multi-site church with 6 campus locations. Over the last 30+ years, I have learned alot about leadership in life and leading a church. I have made some mistakes and had some successes. I look forward to sharing the wisdom I have learned with you. I strive everyday to see Jesus as bigger, better, and more beautiful. And I am wholeheartedly committed to the ministry Jesus promised his followers in John 14:12: to be able to do the same and greater works through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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