Tag Archives: giving

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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Giving and getting

God is a giver. He created our world and then gave it to us. He gave us all life when He breathed into Adam and he became a living soul. He gave us Jesus, our redemption, His most unspeakable gift. … Continue reading

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‘It’s not about me.’

This series on giving continues to be very hard for me. I’m looking for ways to weasel out of it. I even woke up my wife early this morning to ask what she thought about a certain shortcut for the … Continue reading

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What’s in your wallet?

What’s in your wallet? In mine, you’ll find mostly the usual — driver’s license, credit cards, store cards, AAA card, medical insurance cards, some business cards and a card for free cheese nachos at a local Mexican restaurant with no … Continue reading

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