We Are Wired for Contribution and Not Consumption
Summer is in full swing here at the farm and times are busy with it! I’m re-posting a blog from a couple of years ago that re-appeared in my thoughts recently as we are looking forward to the upcoming harvest. Jamee and I are so grateful for this beautiful farm and the abundance that flows from it. As we make plans to share that harvest, we are reminded that we are wired for contribution and not consumption. Enjoy! And as always, I would love to hear your stories of generosity and abundance shared.
“When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears. “
We have lived with myths about generosity for so long that we see them as truth. I’ve often heard: “Oh that’s not generous, that’s just the way I am.”
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Guest blog: Fred Smith- Bearing Witness
This month I’m sharing a blog written recently by my friend and colleague Fred Smith. Fred co-founded Leadership Network and is also the founder of The Gathering, an international association of individuals, families and private foundations giving to Christian ministries. In this article, Fred gives us his insightful impressions of Phil Buchanan’s new book, Giving Done Right. I hope you will take a few minutes to read it, and then grab a copy of the book and let me know your own thoughts about it. Happy summer!
The first time I read the phrase “bearing witness” was in Elie Wiesel’s book, “Night” recounting the horrors of the Holocaust and the responsibility he felt never to forget or allow others to dismiss what happened there. Over the years, the phrase has come to mean more. We …