Pass the abundance please

Wall Street is on a tear and happy days are here again in many quarters, but not so much for the small to mid-size ministries with which I work. Times remain tough for a lot of nonprofits. If we measure abundance purely in dollars and cents, too many organizations are coming up short. The good […]

Generosity in quotes

“I learned what I must have forgotten somewhere in my busy, well-planned, and very ‘useful’ life. I learned that everything that is, is freely given by the God of love. All is grace. Light and water, shelter and food, work and free time, children, parents and grandparents, birth and death — it is all given […]

The sweet taste of gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers. In the spirit of the day, I pass along the following timely word from Chick Lane, director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN). “How are you?” we often ask another person. Sometimes, we actually wonder. Other times, it is just another way of saying, “Hello.” […]

“Thanksgiving” is God’s never-secret, free-for-all-to-use password

Passwords are the bane of my online existence. I create them and promptly forget. I jot them down, then lose the paper. It’s enough to make me scream. So imagine my dismay upon learning that a problem with passwords — or one password in particular — can also mess with my spiritual life. That’s the […]