by Jeff Anderson | October 18, 2012
Parents want their children to be generous.
Among the first words we teach them are "momma", "dadda", "yes" and "no."
Somehow they learn "mine." Then we teach them "share."
It pleases us when we see them give. And it pains us when they are selfish with their stuff. As they grow, they will encounter the same challenges we do as adults – generous living does not come naturally to ... read full post
by Jeff Anderson | May 31, 2012
We’ve all heard the reasons people hold back in financial giving. You may have even heard or taught sermons about them: fear, greed, biblical ignorance, poor money habits, etc.
In my years of interacting with givers, I have observed some subtle and more practical reasons people are held back from acceptable giving.
by Jeff Anderson | May 2, 2012
Autumn Joy toddled across the room and stood at the edge of my laptop-centered view. I was in task mode, typing away in my living room recliner. With Shirley Temple curls bouncing around her face, my eighteen-month-old daughter looked up at me. I looked at her. Then she handed me a Plastic Donut from her kitchen play set.
So I put the Donut up to my mouth and said with great animation, “Yuuum, ... read full post
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