Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (June)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month giving strategy.   This month of giving made me shake my head and laugh.    It reminded me of my 3-year-old’s last birthday.  We’d put thought and effort into buying him nice new toys and then as an afterthought, I also picked Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (May)

“If our church body disappeared instantly, would our community notice?”    The pastor’s question caught in my throat.   He continued, “As a church, do we pay attention to God’s calling of giving and serving those in the community around us?  Does our church reflect God’s love and provision in our community?  Do we just talk the Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (April)

“Stuff” sucks us all in, doesn’t it?   Yes, kids, you do need one more lego set to add to the one million you already have. And I think those new pair of shoes are calling my name… (Then all the complaining when it’s time to pick up…but no, we’ don’t have too much stuff…) Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (March)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart.)   Our family has been working on sharing Jesus’ love by giving and serving more.  If you want to read the start of our journey and why we decided to do this, click here.   I had in my head what I wanted to Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (February)

Every time I walk into work, every day I’m met with Gandhi’s words: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” As a family, that is what we are working on – but, we are more specifically trying to be the change that we want to see in ourselves. We are striving to better follow Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (January)

(Inside: Teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) I kept hearing about Feed My Starving Children.  It seems like everyone around here has helped pack food – except us. My neighbor knows our family is on a “giving and serving more” journey, so when her church decided to sign up for a Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (December)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) I can’t remember what organization the radio commercial was for, but I remember the message very well.  The line, “Remember when you almost gave…” was repeated ending with the numerous things that move us and we think about giving or doing Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (November)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) We just finished month two of our family mission to do a better job of sharing God’s love to the world “out there” through giving. (If you missed our introduction to this family journey read here.) Last month we prayed Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (October)

(Inside: Teaching your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   Month one of our “Once-a-Month” adventure was supposed to start in November, but a couple of all-the-stars-aligned moments occurred spurring us to start early. (We’re challenging ourselves to give as a family once-a-month. If you missed the introduction to why and how: read here.)    Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (Introduction)

(Inside: Teaching your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   How It All Started I’ve been on a journey to notice and see God in my everyday life.    I decided to follow Jesus as a little girl and my spiritual journey has swayed between being fully immersed in my relationship with Read More

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