Living Generously

What’s Next?

Coming out of Regional Gathering, I was left with the question, “What is needed next for churches and leaders?” For those who were not there, we met virtually (again) and talked about Covid (again).  We lamented together as we talked about what we had lost.  We praised together as we …

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Moving Forward

When the FMCIC shifted from an annual General Conference meeting to our current pattern, meeting once every three years, World Conference required that we still find a way to connect annually. The solution was an annual Regional Gathering. In 2019, for instance, we held 12 Regional Gatherings across the country. …

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Precious in His Sight

During Christmas last year, I found myself in a peculiar conversation. Let me recollect the incident for you, Dave and I ventured off for what we hoped to be the “last Costco run” before Christmas. While Dave was at the self-checkout, I walked through to the end of the aisle …

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Pension Deficit Freedom

One of the most thrilling experiences in life is to be released from debt!  Churches and families alike gather and celebrate being debt free with things like burning their mortgage. Being debt free is something that affects us physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. This year, at our Regional/Spring Gathering, we …

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Giving is good for you….

Research studies show that giving can boost both your physical and mental health. Generosity of your time, talents and treasures is really, really good for you! Benefits of giving include: Lower blood pressure Increased self-esteem Lower stress Less depression Longer life Greater happiness and satisfaction MRIs show that giving stimulates …

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Generosity | An act of hope

In a recent Globe and Mail article, the former Governor General of Canada, David Johnson, writes about how acts of giving can help us overcome the pandemic blues: “Whether time, treasure, or talent, each one of us can experience the uplifting effect of giving. It is the antidote to loneliness, …

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Freedom to Be Free

In a world oriented to online shopping and self-gratification, the world ‘FREE’ gets our attention for all the wrong reasons. But the call to ‘Be Free’ is such a welcome inspiration…. I recently read a blog about someone, who after spending a summer over-indulging on eating out was looking to …

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