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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…


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The Kingdom and Money

By on July 23, 2018

Money Matters

Money is a big deal! It’s certainly a big deal to all of us who are still working. We give roughly one-fourth of our lives to our jobs because we all know it takes money to survive at any level. From a Kingdom perspective, money is also important. Did…


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Hamilton, the musical

By on January 11, 2018

Hamilton, the MusicalDianne and I had the privilege of attending the currently popular musical entitled Hamilton. It is a theatrical production about the life of Alexander Hamilton—a founding father of the USA. In a natural sense, it was a stunningly powerful production. In a spiritual sense, it gave me some insights…

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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