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Others Need Help Too

My grandmother, who taught elementary school in a poor community for over 40 years, was concerned about helping children who were in need. She once noticed that a young boy was desperately in need of a pair of shoes, so … Continue reading

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Too Much Stuff (Part 2)

Today I came out of Walmart looking for my car. At first I couldn’t find it. Then I realized that I was looking for our Chrysler Van, when in fact I was driving our Honda Accord! Once I set my … Continue reading

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Too Much Stuff?

I just heard about a lady who befriended a young man from India who was living in the United States. She felt sorry for him since his family was so far away, so she invited him to join her and … Continue reading

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Outrageously Generous

Have you ever noticed the outrageous generosity shown by some of the believers in the New Testament? Consider the woman who poured expensive perfume on Jesus in order to honor him. Some in the crowd were indignant, pointing out that … Continue reading

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No Fair!

A preacher once paid a visit to a farmer who was a member of his church. He was trying to convince the farmer that he should tithe. “If you had 100 cows,” the preacher began, “would you give 10 of … Continue reading

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Passing the Hat

There is an old story told about a travelling preacher who had the custom of passing his hat around the crowd to collect an offering. He would always say a prayer of thanksgiving after the hat had made its way … Continue reading

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Generous People

The beginning of Acts 3 tells about a handicapped man who begged for money every day at the temple gate. Did you ever wonder why he chose that location to ask people for money? It’s because God’s people have a … Continue reading

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Most Generous

Someone recently compiled a list of the 20 most generous Americans. Some well-known billionaires made the list, which also included the amount of money they gave to charity and what percentage of their wealth that their gift represented. While these … Continue reading

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A Gift for the Courageous

An 11-year-old boy recently walked into the police station at Greenfield, Wisconsin and gave a donation to the police. It seems that he had learned of the courage of the first responders on September 11, 2001, and he was inspired … Continue reading

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Deserving Our Help

Gary Hank Thompson, 30, has done pretty well financially by begging for money in Lexington, Kentucky. Thompson recently admitted that he makes $60,000 to $100,000 a year from the kindness of strangers. Thompson has pleaded guilty to two counts of … Continue reading

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