Tag Archives: giving

Value-added, Christians in the world

Love is not a gooey, “Come, kiss my boo-boo because I hurt myself.” Love is not a warm-fuzzy blanket to wrap yourself when you’re feeling blue. Love is not Valentine’s Day chocolates wrapped up in a big red bow. That … Continue reading

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Blueberries where the forest was

A congregational treasurer once asked God how long a million years was to Him. God replied, “A million years to me is just like a single second in your time.”   Then the treasurer asked God what a million dollars … Continue reading

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The apple of the eye

Guard me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 17:8) Last week’s children’s chat got me thinking even more. I told the story of ‘that mom’ who carried with her everywhere the biggest … Continue reading

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Not a passive remembrance

I catch myself whenever I pin my poppy on my lapel wondering: How is it that I am living out this symbol of remembrance? In my own life, and in the community of faith, how are we demonstrating the values … Continue reading

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Church and Money – setting a postive tone

Many church leaders will be facing their annual congregational meetings in the next month. And a lot of the conversation will likely revolve around money. I hope I can help set a positive tone for these discussions to encourage my … Continue reading

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1gift4good

During Advent, we prepare to receive the greatest gift of the season – the gift of Jesus. And the living Jesus guides us today to be generous to others in our gift-giving. To celebrate our gracious giving both in small … Continue reading

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