Tag Archives: giving

No Santa Claus?

I was six when my parents told me there was no Santa Claus: My response (according to my mom) was, “Whew! You finally know?  I’ve known for a long time, but I wasn’t sure you did, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Complete

Here’s the paradox in Jesus’ teaching: What I want I must give. But I don’t have it to give because I am incomplete. Remember? So what must I do? I must let him invade me, must let him live in … Continue reading

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Person to Person

How often do we get stuck on numbers (I know I do), thinking that unless we can sweep across the land like good deed crop dusters, eradicating all pain and suffering (or ignorance, or violence, or?) there is no point … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Flood

Hurricane Harvey (or Tropical Storm Harvey, now that it’s made landfall) is being called a Storm of the Century. It has destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes in the Gulf of Mexico, has been called the worst disaster in Texas … Continue reading

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Unleashed

Lily, a six year old Great Dane, had lost both of her eyes due to a rare medical condition. She’d also lost the will to live. Until one day… …another Great Dane named Maddison came into her life. He soon … Continue reading

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More Blessed to Give

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
            “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”            ~Acts 20:35

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The Gift of Receiving

While we’re busily blessing ourselves and striving to meet all of our own needs, others miss the opportunity to bless us. For some, it is harder to receive than it is to give. We must learn to bless our blessers!

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