Tag Archives: Giving. generosity

The Neighbor’s – Short Story

  God will often offend the mind to reveal the heart, and the following is a short story I wrote as an adaptation of the familiar parable of the Good Samaritan. Set in the modern day, I have attempted to re-tell this powerful story in such a way that we can identify with each of the…
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Success is …

Money, fancy cars, big homes, power, and fame - We all seem to hold certain cultural ideas of success. However, throughout various stages of  life, in practical terms, our ideas of success changes.  I came across this short story and in a silly way it speaks to our ideas of what exactly success is over a…
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Money, Giving and the Obligation of Love

The subject of giving and money often are areas of contention in many communities and perhaps no more so than in Church communities. There are many high profile and many everyday examples of an unhealthy emphasis on money which contributes to the fairly widely held belief that Church is more concerned about money than anything…
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Is our Spiritual Life Connected to Real Life?

Many people are realizing the disconnect between their faith life and their everyday life, and this sense of disconnection is inhibiting the deep life transformations so many of us are looking for in Christ. In this video, Dallas Willard talks about spiritual growth, the church, and our responsibility as it relates to these.  Willard says…
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In the Light of Common Grace

As a couple who try our best to live and make everyday decisions according to a personal life rule to live simply and tread lightly upon the earth, my wife and I don’t often do a lot of shopping for things that aren’t necessities. When we do shop however, we prefer to avoid the hustle…
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Small things with Great Love

It was one of the hottest days of the dry season. No rain in more than a month, the crops were dying, and the cows had stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were long gone and this dry season would bankrupt several farmers before it was through. One day while I was in the kitchen…
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Guilt Free Giving: Generosity that Brings Life

One of the best things in our businesses is the joy of supporting worthwhile causes and projects.  As a spiritual practice, our giving flows from our relationship with God, so with each opportunity, we try to step back from the pitch and ask "Is this something we are to support at this time?"   I…
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