May 30 2012

Be Generous like a Child

You know it says in the bible to have faith like a child…I think that must also include being generous like a child too…

Young children, just don’t understand the value of money, and their things, so it seems they so freely give them away.  Unlike adults who hold onto our best and give away our old stuff when you don’t use anymore. 

Saw this story about an amazingly generous kid, Brandan.  He’s 9 years old.  He started this project called A “Soldier for a Soldier” it was trading an item up for something bigger or better.  He started with a toy soldier in February, and kept trading until he got up to a trip to Disney World. 

But, he didn’t go.  He gave it away.  To a family who just lost their dad in Afghanistan.

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5/30/2012 11:48:48 AM
Danny Avery United States
Danny Avery
What an inspirational story!  Thanks for sharing, Amanda!!
5/31/2012 9:55:38 AM
Fran United States
Fran
Amanda, this story is very special.  Thank you for sharing it.  Thanks, too, for being kinder to yourself.  I don't think you need more energy.  I think that you need more time.  Sometimes, all of us need it.  Your three children are very young.  You are a single parent.  Please cut yourself some slack by recognizing the large amount work  you need to accomplish each day.  Sometimes the best we can do is good enough.  I know you put Him first.  I am praying for Him to be at your side working with you in JHN all in support of your your family.  And, for  you to go to bed in peace knowing that you did your best.
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