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The Joy of Giving

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”   One of the things which has helped me become less self-centered and more charitable is to fashion embroidered items and give them away. I love to see how the creations emerge from a blank piece of cloth, giving shape and color to the design. I have sewn aprons, pillowcases, and items to frame. I love to see the delight in the faces of the people who receive the gift. During my …

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Giver or Lender

Are you a happy giver? God wants us to give with a pure heart. He tells us in Proverbs to be a giver, not a lender. Give, not expecting anything in return and God will heap eternal rewards for you in heaven. The experience of giving to those in need has been my most treasured reward. There’s nothing like it. Reach out to someone in need today. Pay it forward and don’t look back. Proverbs 19:17 – “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” Dianne Petrey

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Give Your First Fruits

Each day when I wake, I pray first, giving God the first fruits of my day, when you do that, it honors God and puts Him first in the day. Take the first few moments  to praise Him in advance for what He’s going to do .Pray that He will bring someone into your life that needs to know about Him, pray for others and your needs-pray for a good healthy day and for protection for whatever may come your way. Give others time to talk to you, maybe God has sent them to you for a reason, a need …