What is Charity, Really?

The dictionary defines charity in many ways: Generous actions or donations to the poor. Something given to a person in need. A benevolent feeling, especially toward those in need or in disfavor. Leniency in judging others; forbearance. A charitable act, work, fund, foundation, or institution. But I think my favorite definition is this: Christian love; agape. Most of you know what […]

A Guide To Giving Your Stuff Away

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” –Hebrews 13:16 I am a thrift store junkie. I love getting a good deal. Being a one income family, I try to stretch the budget as much as possible. When I shop at a thrift store […]

Love Is Present

Love is present. In a world where social media is at my fingertips, self love is prevalent, and life is racing along, love is being present. Love is taking time to hear my daughter when she is animatedly describing new stories to her stuffed animals and dolls. Love is holding my son in the middle […]

Love Lifted Me

Did you know that the biblical definition of charity is love? I did not! In the Encyclopedia Britannica it notes “…the Reformers identified the uniqueness of God’s agāpe for man as unmerited love; therefore, they required that charity, as man’s love, be based not upon the desirability of its object but upon the transformation of […]

Be the Light

Acts 20:35 “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” We live in a world now that it is all about “Me.” It […]

Got Love?

  While doing research for this post on charity, I came across Dictionary.com that has seven definitions for “charity“. The first six were familiar to me, ranging from “generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless” to “leniency in judging others, forbearance“. As for the seventh definition, I had never thought of […]

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