Posts Tagged ‘ giving ’

Q: Why should I give to charity when there are so many billionaires?

Q: Why should I give to charity when there are so many billionaires?

A: It is easy to point to people richer than I am, and to expect them to pay for the needs I see in the world around me, in my colleagues, my friends and family. What is more of a challenge is to look for my own places of abundance (however minor they might be),…

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Do you ever just want to quit? (A Good Friday reflection)

Do you ever just want to quit? (A Good Friday reflection)

Do you ever just want to quit? I do.  Sometimes.  Not often. But sometimes I do. Today, Good Friday, I reflect on what it might mean to “quit” in the face of purpose, valuable sacrifice, and eternal changemaking. I believe that we have been given a great example which we are invited to humbly Read…

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The Free Spot: When “mine” becomes “ours”

February 19, 2013
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The Free Spot: When “mine” becomes “ours”

Two Christmases ago, my parents gave me a beautiful new desk chair for use when I am away from Uganda, and in San Diego working on my PhD.  (Mom’s always worried about my back pain, and Dad’s very generous.) As I assembled my new chair, I contemplated what to do with the old one.  I…

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