A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 NIV.

Giving generously is a priority in my life. My mind quickly goes to money. However, Jesus reminds me that poverty exists in many forms, not just monetary.  

Those I meet in my daily encounters often are experiencing other kinds of poverty – the need for love, kindness and patience. In my life I see many giving in other ways, not just financial. Here are a few:

  • A friend of mine gave a kidney to his wife.
  • An emergency medicine physician friend is serving our country in the Middle East.
  • My wife daily expresses love and kindness to me.

When we give, we gain. Miserliness leads to emptiness but generosity leads to fullness – a strange paradox.  Join me this week in pursuing a lavish lifestyle of giving.



Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder