A Wrong Number … or Not?

A Wrong Number … or Not?

I really don’t consider myself a generous person, but maybe that’s because when I think of generosity, I’m usually thinking about money. But we can be generous with other things as well. And one thing we all have is time—a precious commodity. Too often, we tell...
My Generosity Assignment to the Homeless

My Generosity Assignment to the Homeless

Meet my unexpected friends: Theophilus I was in Washington, DC with a young friend, heading for the Air and Space Museum, but construction was concealing the entrance. So I approached an older man sitting on a concrete wall.  “Do you know where the entrance is?” He...
The Sacred Art of Receiving

The Sacred Art of Receiving

Investing in one another involves a beautiful exchange of giving and receiving. But it’s not always easy to accept generosity. Pride keeps it at bay. In addition, a cultural emphasis on “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” cultivates a stigma of interdependence....
Love in a Time of Trauma

Love in a Time of Trauma

Sheltering in place has left us all feeling out of place. So how should we live in a world of frightened, exposed people? These days, it’s as if we’re all walking around naked. Stripped of many of those things we covered ourselves with—our jobs, our...
Giving in a Time of Scarcity

Giving in a Time of Scarcity

We were headed to our first week of drive-thru church during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our pastor preached online that Sunday morning, and during the afternoon the congregation was invited to drive through the parking lot to take communion from their cars and drop off...

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