Author Archives: jwfisch

Turning grace outward through giving

  A recent survey of our MemberPartners turned up a few important suggestions we plan to incorporate this week. One comment in particular said, “You haven’t taken full advantage of the opportunity to teach about stewardship and the spiritual practice … Continue reading

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Open heart; open hand

I grew up in a family that existed at or near the Evangelical Poverty Line (EPL). The EPL (my construct) is an imaginary line of acceptable wealth where a family can exist without raising suspicion of having too much, especially … Continue reading

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Reckless giving

I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. — C.S. Lewis. There is a precedent in the Bible for giving … Continue reading

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When preachers get loud

I’ve made it tough on myself lately. I’ve been choosing to write about topics I know I struggle to understand and act on — things I hoped to change through the transparency of writing. So far, I’ve found out it … Continue reading

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Better to give than to get

Life is always shallow until you finally see That living for yourself will never make you free                      from the song “Look All Around You” by John Fischer You don’t give … Continue reading

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Live large

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6

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In Marti Fischer’s shoes

  We’ve discovered that empathy is walking a mile in someone else’s shoes — to see the world as they see it. And if this person is important to you, then the things they see will be important to you … Continue reading

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Coming together versus pulling apart

It was humanly impossible to hear this scream and not feel pain. This was not play-acting. There was something wrong, and someone was in trouble.

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