"There are starving people who would be happy to eat your dinner!" Statements like this echo on the lips of mothers everywhere, desperate to teach their kids a little perspective and generosity. I know it's true in our home. Despite the fact that such sentiments never made me happy to eat lasagna, I still employ the … Continue reading Rethinking “Eat Your Dinner, People Are Starving!”
..."remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35 Do we remember these words? Or, more importantly, do we really believe them? So often, the snares, struggles, and sins we face in our Christian walk are related to unbelief. We have this … Continue reading Believing Jesus: Is it really more blessed to give than to receive?
Yesterday, Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. Once again, Haiti is faced with devastation and an infrastructure inadequate to deal with it. After the catastrophic earthquake in 2010, Haiti was the beneficiary of billions of dollars in relief funds. Yet somehow, it is still among the most impoverished places of the world. The money so generously given was … Continue reading When Disaster Strikes: Responding to Hurricane Matthew
It's easy to consider generosity as a calling delegated to the rich (or at least, those richer than us). Yet if we consider the goodness and character of God, surely this cannot be the case. Scripture reveals that great joy and eternal treasures are stored up for those who give generously. Jesus explicitly says that … Continue reading Generosity Amidst Adversity