Wednesday, May 11, 2011


"Free from the love of money" 1 Tim. 3:3

"God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Cor. 9:27

Today, as I met with a group of men we discussed what it means to be generous. Someone has said that being a follower of Christ and generosity are inseparable ideas. I agree-following Christ should make us free from the love of money and stuff-willing to share and give.

Let em share how I have seen generosity demonstrated in the last few days with the people I love a do life with. People gave away over 700 shoes. Another group served and gave food to almost 100 families. Several people worked to clean up an area our kid's playground area. Someone took a guy out so the he could buy groceries. Another gave his time to visit with a sick friend. People gave financially to help us reach this community.

On and on and on I could go. I see generosity all over the place and it makes me ask myself: How can I be generous today?

So, what stories of generosity have you seen lately? I would love to hear from you...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Willingness Matters More than Power

Yesterday was another amazing day at the Bridge Church. Pastor Tim delivered a great message on giving and service. He said some great things but there is one thing that continues to resonate with me.

We think that is it our power and influence that God will use to change the world. And most of us have very little power and influence so we think that we have very little to offer. But, we are wrong.

It is our willingness to be used by God that matters more than any power or influence and even fame or fortune.

"Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions." (1 John 3:18)

So, the question for you today is this: Am I willing?