Posts from September 2015

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GIVING AS PARTNERSHIP

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Giving always benefits the giver in some way.  Certainly generosity feels a lot better than stinginess.  There are other potential benefits as well, and it can be important to recognize what is really happening.  Benefits can be the feeling being magnanimous, or looking good, or feeling less guilty about something.  As in our politics, it could […]

CHILDREN, HOPE, AND BAPTISM

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There are so many reasons NOT to have children.  They are endless work; they are expensive; they are noisy; they are demanding; they come to involve constant decisions about things you are uncertain of….  It’s sure a good thing God made them cute!  They are also a profound expression of hope!  I have heard people […]