The angry man, the chocolate and why Jesus' way works

By Jo Swinney | 2 March 2018 | Comments (13)

A few years ago, I’d just collected Daughter Number Two from nursery and was about to put her in the car when a man stormed out of his house and began to shout at me. Here’s the thing: about an eighth of my front wheel was protruding across his driveway.

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Enjoy your gift...

By Jennie Pollock | 15 January 2018 | Comments (4)

 

One of my Christmas presents arrived late this year. It was sent direct from a well-known online retailer and included a note with a generic message for packages sent as presents. Arriving as it did in those reflective days at the close of the year, it struck me as fantastic life advice to take into 2018. It was this: Enjoy your gift.

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Tis the season to be spoiled?

By Kathryn Kendall | 22 November 2017 | Comments (2)

What makes the difference between blessing and spoiling our kids at Christmas? Is it really about the number of shiny boxes under the tree?

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Generosity lessons from Zimbabwe

By Barrie Thompson | 20 November 2017

To ‘give out’ or ‘give away’ is one thing; to ‘give back’ is also just as important...

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#givingtuesday: 5 Quick & Easy ideas for Churches

By Daniel Jones | 17 November 2017

Giving Tuesday: 5 Quick & Easy ideas for Churches

#givingtuesday gives churches a fantastic excuse to talk about generosity and practice what we preach in the lead up to Christmas.  Here are five quick and easy ideas to help you get started - we'd love to read your own ideas in the comments below!

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What are you saving for? - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 18 October 2017 | Comments (3)

Until fairly recently, I’d never deeply considered the concept of long-term saving. The idea of having money sitting in a bank not being used seems strange to me...

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Time: our most precious commodity

By Debbie Wright | 16 October 2017 | Comments (2)

After about an hour I was ready to wind up the conversation and our time together and made a slight move to go – when I realized that my friend, who is going through a very bad patch, was in no way finished.  Two and half-hours later we eventually said our goodbyes.  When our first hour had passed I had an epiphany. 

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Uncomfortable hospitality - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 15 August 2017 | Comments (3)

40acts in Acts August challenge - a blog from Stewardship

The best hospitality I ever received was not comfortable.  In fact it was extremely uncomfortable.

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Three Steps to Raising a Generous Child

By Kato Nkhoma | 13 August 2017 | Comments (5)

...If Not Now, When?

I always found comfort in telling myself that I will teach my children the value of giving when they grow older. But that conversation changed my entire philosophy.

Children don’t learn through what we tell them, they learn through observation...

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The 40acts community discover entreprenurial generosity

By Jessie Herbert | 31 July 2017 | Comments (1)

40 acts - a blog form stewardship

On 13th July, some of the 40acts community gathered in a rustic coffee shop in the heart of London to hear stories of entrepreneurial generosity. Ed Vickers, the founder of Jollies was sharing his story alongside Menekse Stewart, the pioneer of Cheerfully Given.

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