Be A Cheerful Giver

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  The above text from 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 is the basis of…

Thanks and Giving

Three Things I’ve Learned about Gratitude: There’s always something to be grateful for. You can change your mood by simply acknowledging the good things in your life. No matter how modest people are about what they’ve done, you should always thank them.  Three Things I’ve Learned About Giving: Giving feels good.  In the long run, you…

Hey Gorgeous, Can You Spare Some Change?

Be first, then do. At first, I didn’t think I agreed with that statement. Because research indicates that you can trick yourself into feeling something by imitating the associated action. Brain scientists have done the tests and found that even the act of pulling your facial muscles into a smile stimulate the emotion center of…

Redefine LOL and LIVE OUT LOUD

\ A couple days ago, I posted on Facebook that I am redefining the meaning of LOL in my life. Yeah, I’ve texted LOL countless times to indicate that something is funny or even sometimes, when I found something just mildly humorous, but I wanted to encourage the person who would be reading my email/text….

Give so you can get something better

“Give so you can receive” is a thought I had during the Christmas gift-choosing and gift-buying and gift-wrapping and gift-giving period last week but I wanted to think about it before I wrote. Why do we give? For Christians, we give because we recognize that God gave to us and if we want to be…