Sacrificial Giving

Giving is not easy. It creates the need for intentional discernment, consistent conversation with my husband about priorities, and faithful tracking of finances. Then, there is the issue of sacrifice. How is my giving a sacrificial act of discipline and formation in relationship with God and others?

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A Simple Invitation

Inviting is a part of our DNA in the church. In my middle school years, I received a life-changing invitation from a friend. I was going to church, but she invited me every week (I mean every week!) to go with her to youth choir and youth group on Sunday evenings. After many invitations, I said yes. It would be these experiences on Sunday evenings that would move me in a deeper way to receive the grace of Christ and begin to give it to others. 

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