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Tuesday Rambling 12.12.17 – Christmas and Generosity

A few rambling thoughts about generosity this time of year:

  • Did you click on this wondering if it contained a guilt trip?
  • You know, give a lot at Christmas or maybe you don’t love God as much as you claim?
  • Well, that’s not really my intent.
  • I do wonder how we can connect some meaningful spiritual dots.
  • Could generosity this time of year help display our love for Jesus?
  • Ever wonder why Christmas clicks with so many on the outside of faith?
  • Well…we all like to receive gifts, right?
  • Christmas involves…God giving us a gift. So yes, there’s a natural fit there.
  • So if we pray for the Spirit’s help in displaying generosity, maybe someone will get a boost.
  • Maybe generosity can encourage someone. Maybe it will lift their spirits, or help them feel appreciated.
  • Could you give an extra gift to someone to show them you appreciate them?
  • Could you budget throughout the year to include more generosity?
  • What about strategy?
  • First, consider some extra for your local church and any outreaches.
  • Then, how about a favorite organization? One local and one international?
  • What about the type of giving you’re doing? Does it take creativity? Thoughtfulness?
  • Do “checklist” gifts such as gift cards or cash really help? Could you add something more personal to one of those types of gifts to help?
  • Lastly, I’ve thought of this: The Bible includes the thought that it’s easy to give to those who can give back. Who can you bless that won’t repay? Maybe carrying a little extra cash could create the right opportunity?
  • Enjoy giving this Christmas. Pray that Jesus will be glorified as you do. Pray for opportunities to share Him!

Monday Challenge 12.11.17 – Love Despite Dementia, Learn India!, Suffering

Good Monday morning! Not so good? I can't change that, but I can challenge it. Enjoy these articles and reflect on what you learn! Learn India How about a simple challenge to learn some geography and history? This video about India is less … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 12.5.17 – Christmas and Grief

A common topic. Time to ramble: The Holidays often bring reminders of grief. Cherished memories clash with present realities of loved ones' absence. Added for me is the reality of personal loss and friends' personal loss, all in December. … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 12.4.17 – Christian Legal Battles, Live in Psalms, Allowing Strangers?

Good morning! Time for a challenge, ready or not: Christian Legal Battles In Canada, regarding a Christian law school's ability to include sexual standards in its campus covenant. In the U.S., regarding a five year old case contesting a … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 11.28.17 – Confusing Politics and Christianity

A few rambling thoughts regarding accusations, Christians, and politics. Are you disturbed by accusations against Roy Moore and those who continue to support him? Let's frame the discussion. An accusation of sin victimizing someone should … [Continue reading]