The Insider’s Guide to Volunteering

There is one person in every group who has mastered the art of slacking.  You have been cleaning up the kitchen for an hour, and the slacker comes near the end, “Anything I can do to help?”  They dry two glasses and say something like, “Many hands make light work!”  In your job, when a … Continue reading The Insider’s Guide to Volunteering

Are You Envious Because I Am Generous?

Ego likes to keep score.  It is a careful watcher of rewards, measuring what we get vs. what everyone else gets.  Am I getting what I deserve?  Ego has its currencies-money, awards, likes, praise, friends-to measure fairness.  God does not use the same currency.  There is no bank in the City of God that gives … Continue reading Are You Envious Because I Am Generous?

“The Gratitude Economy” Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15

Life is so unfair!  It starts the day we are born.  One baby is born a girl in Lahore, Pakistan and another a boy in Palo Alto, CA.  You already have in mind a picture of their destiny.  Life gets more unfair as soon as your next sibling is born.  We are hard wired to … Continue reading “The Gratitude Economy” Matthew 20:1-16, Exodus 16:2-15