Guest blog: John Putnam, National Christian Foundation
Farmer’s hands holding cherry tomatoes
My friend, John Putnam, is president of the National Christian Foundation of the Carolinas and has some great insight into generosity. In this article, “Growing love and generosity in a garden”, John reminds us that our lessons in being generous can come from unexpected places and experiences. He also points out how we can use what we already have that we might not think about as a springboard for giving.
It’s finally beginning to feel like spring here in Wisconsin. Jamee and I are busy planning our garden and thinking about when we will be able to get some dirt under our fingernails and begin planting. John has us thinking…. maybe we should order extra seeds.
How about you? Are there areas in your life where an opportunity for generosity may …
Back to Basics- Living Connected
Last week I received an email from a friend who shared an experience she had after having read “Connected for Good.”
She wrote: “I’m going to pick up your book again this week. Every time I do, something good happens! You are so right-I have felt I have little to give when those around me are so much more financially successful than I am. We’re doing fine, but comparatively, I cannot afford to give $100K away with my children in college. But what I can give are my connections and gratitude. Thanks to you.
Last week I read your book at 7:00 a.m. for daily motivation (to get in the zone), got a haircut – and my stylist said, ‘no charge!’ I have been going to her for 20 years and she never offered this before! …