Comedian Michael Jr. and the Surprising Gift of Giving

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Do you remember the last time you were able to give someone something they really enjoyed or needed? Maybe you did the dishes for your housemate, threw a party for your mom’s birthday, wrote a reference for a co-worker, or simply listened to a friend who needed a some advice. The experience of giving probably [Read More...]

How Much Prayer is Enough?

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This post is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. Guest Contributor: Bill Hendricks How much prayer is enough? Isn’t that what we’re really asking when it comes to “balancing” work and prayer? As knowledge workers—for whom time is everything—isn’t the issue: What’s the least amount of [Read More...]

Aid the Poor By…Spending?

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As we enter the new year, we can expand our opportunities to help the poor by reassessing our budgets and spending habits. This article is part 3 in a 3-part series about how we can aid the poor by giving (part 1), investing (part 2) and spending (part 3) our money. It may seem odd to suggest [Read More...]

Investing in Microfinance, Social Enterprise and Business to Empower the Poor

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“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” [Read More...]

How to Give Generously to the Poor This Year

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“Freely you have received, freely give.” -Jesus (Matthew 10:8) As the new year begins, many of us will reconsider our budgets. In the book of Nehemiah, after a major project is finished, people are invited to rest, celebrate and give to those who are in need. As we reflect on God’s provision for us in [Read More...]


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