Check Out the New “One to Another Atlanta” Music Video

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Last Minute Gift Idea: Why Not Give the Gift of Generous Love?

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The decorations are set. The tree is trimmed. Only hours remain for last-minute gift shopping. And there are still a few names on your list! If you are one of the 32 million "power shoppers" who put off purchasing gifts until the closing days before Christmas, maybe you should keep your credit card in your wallet when it comes to that last minute gift and give something far more rare and precious than anything you might find at the 24-hour Supercenter nearest you. This Christmas season, … [Read more...]

#GivingTuesday: Does Why We Give Matter?

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You’ve heard of the  infamous Black Friday and the somewhat tamer Cyber Monday – but a new one for me this year was #GivingTuesday. All involve money changing hands to kick off the holiday season. But while the first two are about using money to get stuff,  #Giving Tuesday is all about giving to others. As the official mission statement for the event explains, “#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It … [Read more...]

Why No One Is Really Rich

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We hear a lot about the widening gap between the rich and the poor these days. What we often don't think about is that in God’s eyes, no one is really rich. We’re all equally poor. We just convince ourselves that His stuff belongs to us. Consider the convicting message Christ delivered to the infamous church at Laodicea: I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of … [Read more...]

Why No One Is Ever Truly Giving

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We’re never truly giving. The truth is that whenever we give, we’re always getting something in return.  Generosity is not a zero-sum game, no matter how it may look to us at times. All too often, we think that if we give to someone else we’ll be left with less than what we had before. When we’re giving money, it’s easy to make that case based on what we see remaining in our wallets or bank accounts. When we give of our time, we can measure the opportunity costs for everything … [Read more...]

Why We Love to Give but Hate to Love

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Why do you love to give? Let's face it, we can all have some pretty suspicious motives for giving sometimes. For some of us, it's just a tax deduction. For others, it's a sense of satisfaction for ourselves that we're helping somebody else. Still others might give just to look good doing it. [See Can It Ever Be Wrong to Be Generous] When we give money or resources,  no one really knows our motives. It's a lot harder to conceal our motives when we actually have to do something with someone … [Read more...]


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