Aug 21 2012

Greatest Investment

You seem to give more if you know what it feels like to struggle.

One of those new studies out today, saying that people that have money less, give more.  They found that families earning less give about 7 and a half percent of their income, where families earning more give almost 3 percent.

Reminds you of that story of The Widow’s Offering in the bible.

"Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins."

I love how Jesus pointed her out…

"Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others…for they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.” -Mark 12:  41-44

Love what Alisa, a K-LOVE listener from Kansas City ,said about this.

She said growing up they didn't have much, but her Grandmother made it very clear that, "the greatest investment you can ever make is our tithing and offering."

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Aug 20 2012

The Little Things

Sometimes it's the littlest things that have the biggest impact.  

You don't have to have millions of dollars to start some major philanthropic organization to make a difference in peoples lives.  You get the chance every day, you just have to take it. 

Heard about this manager of a restaurant, Sue, who got one of those chances.  It started with this phone call "This is going to be a very strange request."

It turns out that Cook's grandmother is dying of cancer. She had a specific request for her grandson: She wanted a bowl of clam chowder while she could still eat solid food, which would not be for much longer. 

There was one problem. Clam chowder was only served on Fridays.  Sue made it anyway, and got it to her just in time.  

It's not a big deal in the whole scheme of things.  But, to that Grandma and her Grandson it meant a lot. It was the last physical meal she ate. 

It's just the littlest things.  

What's something little that someone did for you that has made all the difference? 

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