Can You Give Too Much?

“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over.” Luke 6:38 Can you give too much? The Bible speaks about generous giving, time, talent, treasures. When the woman gave two mites, all that she had in the world, Jesus commended her actions over all the others who gave out of their abundance. Consider this. I once attended a concert by a famous piano player, Dino. He played beautifully, masterfully, yet he complained throughout the concert about being tired and worn out. The first few times he… Continue reading

treat people the same way you want them to treat you

 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” ~Matthew 7:12 This is a great verse to memorize. It’s good for our growth. Yet how many of us live it out to perfection? Here’s an example: One morning, as I worked out, I heard a tapping on the window of the civilian 24/7 gym’s entry door. The door stays locked, so that non-members can’t get in without a key. The huge window paneled walls on two sides allowed those in the gym to see the door to the parking… Continue reading