Sunday, April 20, 2008


...remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
-- Acts 20:35

I meant to blog about this weeks ago. I heard this story on NPR. Apparently a study found that spending money on others makes you happier. I'm glad to hear that science is slowly catching up to Jesus :-)

Shortly after hearing this story, my church began the message series on giving entitiled generocity. They also did a pretty interesting thing.

They asked for a few volunteers from the congregation, not telling them exactly what they were volunteering for. Each volunteer was given an envelope with a random amount of money in it. They were instructed to invest it for God's kingdom.

This morning we heard the first report from a lady who received $1 in her envelope. This entry is getting long, and it's getting late, so I'll share the details later.

It amazes me how our God can do so much with so little. I guess He really enjoys feeding the multitudes with just a couple of fish.



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