Tag Archives: giving

Notable Donation

Paul Harvey told the story of a woman who called the Butterball hotline with a question about a frozen turkey. The bird had been in her freezer for over 20 years. She wondered if it would be safe to eat … Continue reading

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas

This is an especially joyful time of year for most people. We have just spent time celebrating Thanksgiving, and now we look forward to commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. One way we celebrate this time … Continue reading

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The Importance of Money

Many people somehow get the idea that any discussion about money isn’t spiritual. That’s just not true. The Bible has a lot to say about finances. Some will maintain that God has more to say in the New Testament about … Continue reading

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They Need Shoes

Shane Claiborne, an advocate for the poor and homeless, once spoke at a church service in Chicago. And at the end of his speech he said, “When I’m done here tonight, I’m going to go be with some homeless folks … Continue reading

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Which Kind of Giver?

It has been said that there are three kinds of givers—the flint, the sponge and the honeycomb. To get anything out of a flint you have to hammer it. And then you get only a few chips and sparks. In … Continue reading

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No Worries!

Two men were survivors of a shipwreck, stranded together on a deserted island. One man started working frantically, constructing a large SOS sign made out of stones and gathering wood to make a signal fire. Meanwhile, the other man sat … Continue reading

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Need Your Help

A small town had only one bank and three churches. One Monday morning, the bank called all three churches with the same request: “Could you bring in Sunday’s collection right away? We are out of $1 bills.” It is a … Continue reading

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Give it to Jesus

Joyce Parson tells about the time when her three-year-old grandson found a quarter in the driveway as the family was leaving for church one Sunday morning. When they returned home after worship, the little boy pulled the quarter out of … Continue reading

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Time for the Collection

G. Brian Manning writes about the time when his five-year-old son had just graduated from wearing bow ties to neck ties. He was so proud to be dressed just like his Dad. However, one Sunday morning, his son clutched his … Continue reading

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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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