Generosity in quotes: Ed Markquart

“Our human problem, so it seems to me, is to have a ‘little bit’ of God’s power of compassion, when we need a whole lot of God’s inner gentle love for those who are suffering around us—with dementia, multiple sclerosis, the list goes on and on. We need a double portion of Christ’s selfless love […]

Generosity in borrowed words

To borrow a phrase from Queen Elizabeth,  2014 was an annus horribilis on my calendar of life, with one tough thing after another. If I were to paint a portrait of the past twelve months, gray would dominate the color palate. I know God was there with me, but the God light was faint most […]

Surviving the emotional ups and downs of fundraising

“Our emotional lives move up and down constantly. Sometimes we experience great mood swings: from excitement to depression, from joy to sorrow, from inner harmony to inner chaos. A little event, a word from someone, a disappointment in work, many things can trigger such mood swings. Mostly we have little control over these changes. It […]

Generosity in quotes

“One image and symbol in particular brings together the dynamics of mission and stewardship in a fundamental way—the Eucharist table. It’s no wonder that the early Christians gathered daily around table for fellowship and the breaking of bread. It’s around the table that our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met. It’s to the Eucharistic […]

Generosity in quotes

“When we realize what God has done, when we discover that Christ has bound himself to us so radically that nothing can separate us from him when we gratefully reciprocate by fastening our lives to his life, death, and resurrection in baptism, the Holy Spirit empowers us to consciously participate in the life of God.  […]