Generosity in quotes: Gaping Void

“There’s something magical about kindness. It’s an element we no longer expect in our day-to-day interactions, but it’s something we long for. The thing about exclusivity is that it’s really, really lonely. It seems cool to be the girl in the sunglasses, the guy who never picks up his phone, but there’s a lot of […]

Generosity in quotes: Elle Johanna Basinger

Elle Johanna Basinger, daughter of Adam (the above-mentioned Daddy) and Wendy Basinger and adored granddaughter of Randy and Rebekah Basinger, in a note found in her bedroom

Generosity in quotes: Walter Brueggemann

” . . . life does not consist in frantic production and consumption that reduces everyone else to threat and competitor. . . The odd insistence of the God of Sinai is to counter anxious productivity with committed neighborliness. The latter practice does not produce much; but it creates an environment of security and respect […]

Generosity in quotes: Amanda J. Garcia

“As a gardener tends young plants to yield a great crop, and a parent teaches a child to generously give to others, so leaders might cultivate their communities by offering space to work, a seat at the table, and a voice to be heard — and all in the name of good Christian stewardship: investing […]

Generosity in quotes: JB Miller

“The best gifts are those given when we expect nothing in return — giving not driven by obligation but by love and generosity. The benefits we get from these gifts remind us that, as Scripture say, it is ‘more blessed to give than to receive’ — and, as others suggest, that it is possible to […]

Generosity in quotes: Katrina VanHuss

“If you are raising money to make something better, this is who you are: someone willing to be taken, in order to give.”   Katrina VanHuss, consultant and founder of Turnkey Promotions, from a blog article titled “Why We Do What We Do: Willing To Be Taken in Order to Give”

Generosity in quotes: Melissa Florer-Bixler

“The mysteries of the [communion] bread have taught me that we always have more than enough: enough for sparrows and children, for hospital beds and nursing homes, for postpartum mothers and sick teenagers. We have enough for the trees and for strangers, enough for roses and for one another. Here, the holy purpose the bread […]

Generosity in quotes: Dirk G. Lange

“. . . God is working in silent, quiet ways among us, liberating prisoners and watching over the stranger (the foreigner). But this work does not happen without us. In the giving of a glass of water, in the sharing of a meal, in the welcome to a refugee, in all these ways God is […]

Generosity in quotes: David Miliband

“If you only look at the statistics, yes, it’s depressing. But then you talk to the people and you remember why you’re doing what you do.”   David Miliband, president and chief executive of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organizations, as quoted in the article, “How a Visionary […]

Generosity in quotes: Mary Steele

“Many people ask me, ‘How do we solve homelessness?’ And I think the better question to ask ourselves is, ‘How do we come alongside the person experiencing homelessness?’ I think the answer is first, we have to know their name. Then, we have to find a way to offer them hope.”   Mary Steele, executive […]