Generous in prayer #40acts blog

Generous in prayer #40acts blog

Act 36: Habit asked us: What generous action from the last 35 days do you want to make a habit?  Two generous actions have become a habit from the past two years of participating in 40acts. A generous action from the first year I participated in 40acts is still a...
Generations of generosity #40acts blog

Generations of generosity #40acts blog

One of the recent #40ACTS got me thinking about my faith, how it developed, and who was responsible (other than God) for nurturing it. First, of course, are my parents. Both my mom and my dad were active in St. Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, IL, near...
Forgive me.  Who me? #40acts blog

Forgive me. Who me? #40acts blog

Act 32 encouraged us to be generous with our forgiveness. I thought of the terrible things I have heard of Christians finding the peace to forgive.  I remembered injustices that have injured me that I have been able to release. Then, I looked through my heart for...
How do you measure generosity? #40acts blog

How do you measure generosity? #40acts blog

I thought I was being generous when I put my envelope in the collection plate at Old Orchard United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  I was stationed at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard, and we had bought a home in Cherry Hill, a 25-minute drive to the...
Can I get a do-over? #40acts blog

Can I get a do-over? #40acts blog

This is the third year I have done 40acts and each year, around now, I feel overwhelmed.  I am deeply moved – internally and externally – by 40acts.  But, it can be overwhelming. I find it hard to keep up.  Even the simple green ideas are hard to plan on some days....