How to Know What to Give at Christmas

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It's that time again. Christmas. So it's time to give gifts. Let's face it. It's fun to give gifts. I'm looking forward to Christmas morning to see my children open their gifts. I'm thrilled that my heavenly Father shares the opportunity to be a gift-giver with me. We should delight in imitating our heavenly father by giving good gifts to others. We were created to enjoy it. But how do we know what to give? Research from USAID/CIDI says that giving cash is better than donating items in … [Read more...]

To Give or Not to Give — Is that Your Question?

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Maybe it’s happened to you. You see someone on the street, looking as if life has kicked them around pretty hard. He’s got a cardboard sign summarizing his sad story. She has a haggard look that says more than any sign could. An extended hand, an empty hat, a pained look – all stir within you a desire to give. But should you? What if they’ll simply use your gift to support an addictive habit? What if they’re really scam artists? What if your gift will be squandered? What if … [Read more...]

Can It Ever Be Wrong to Be Generous?

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Imagine yourself in church this coming Sunday. The offering container comes your way and you slip in a check with a lot of zeroes -- to the left of the decimal. You sit back with a contented sigh when suddenly the music stops abruptly. You turn your eyes to the stage to see -- Jesus! And he's pointing at you. At first you think He must be pointing you out as an example of being generous, but then your face turns a deep crimson as you realize He's pointing you out as an example of how not … [Read more...]


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