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  • Kevin Smith is a gift planning consultant for Anglican East NL. He can be contacted at 709 739-5667 or by email.

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Remember that song written in the 60’s by Beatles member George Harrison? The  words convey his dismay at the world’s unrealized potential for universal love. 

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Bequests Out of The Blue

Many parishes have no idea who has a bequest in their will for the church. In my experience, this is indeed the case and we

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A Legacy of Bishop Feild

What a story and what a legacy! I have just completed Bishop Geoff Peddle’s book, “The Church of England Orphanage in Newfoundland: 1855-1969.” The well

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“If Only”

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Theresa Happy New Year, everyone! 2022. Who knows

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50 Ways To Leave Your Legacy

My colleague from Vancouver, Glen Mitchell, tried this approach a number of years ago and I thought it would be fun to have a go

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22 Points For Consideration

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness, how the time has

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Dying Without A Will

I have had the sad experience this past summer of too many friends dying. At a wake, the question arose about dying without a will.

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A Summer Reflection

It is late July as I write this, and I am sitting on the deck of my cabin in Spreadeagle. The sea is calm, the

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Choices: Abundance not Scarcity

This column is about choices and giving—not out of scarcity, but of abundance and it is all related to stewardship and planned giving. The Bible

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