Entries Tagged as 'giving'

Teaching children to give offering, and learning from them too

March 22nd, 2010 / 1 Comment

(This post was posted last week, then accidentally deleted. So happy I recovered it!) In my Sunday School class, a 9-year-old boy saw my iPhone and excitedly told me that he was going to get one next week. *Jaw drops* A 9-year-old gets an expensive iPhone? “I got $200 from my grandma,” he said. I […]

Overcoming selfishness

March 19th, 2010 / 5 Comments

Giving does not come naturally to me. My husband is much more generous. Maybe it’s because I have the motherly nesting instinct that goes along with the tendency to hoard. On the other hand, being a mother is  the biggest factor that has taught me to be more generous. I knew that if I want […]

Money and Values

September 10th, 2009 / No Comments

My 20-year-old daughter earned a little money working as an intern for an engineering firm this summer. As she had to decide where to spend her hard-earned money, it was an exercise in clarifying her values while learning more about herself. She had no qualms about spending a sizable amount of money taking her little […]

Be a host for the Fresh Air fund

March 18th, 2009 / 2 Comments

Imagine a child living in the toughest neighborhoods of New York City. How can he have a chance to experience the beauty of nature, to go hiking, to get some Fresh Air? Now he can, with THE FRESH AIR FUND! The Fresh Air fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more […]

Making the world a better place

February 26th, 2009 / No Comments

A year ago I wrote a post on 3 ways we can set an example to our children to make the world a better place. Now more than ever, in our current state of the economy where people are distressed about one thing or another, it is important for everyone of us to do our […]

Doing our part in alleviating poverty

November 11th, 2008 / No Comments

My recent participating in Blog Action Day made me realize that if we all do a little, we can accomplish a lot. Poverty can be an overwhelming issue, but if we each do a little, we can indeed make a difference. One way to do so is to participate with The League. And it’s a […]

Beginning of the holiday season

November 10th, 2008 / 3 Comments

Beginning of November marks for me the beginning of the holiday season! What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving and Christmas? Food? Shopping? Stress? Celebrating the holidays is not merely for the food and fun even though we certainly look forward to those. Holidays are also an […]

A little giving goes a long way

October 15th, 2008 / No Comments

Dr. James Dobson tells the story of going to the market, and standing in the checkout line behind an elderly woman. She was obviously not all there, and was fumbling around her purse for money to pay for the groceries. It was obvious to the checker and to Dr. Dobson that she had much more […]

Blog Action Day – alleviating poverty

October 14th, 2008 / 5 Comments

The holiday season is coming up fast – that gift-giving season of Christmas. Are the images of throngs of shoppers at the mall stressing you out already? What if I told you there is a meaningful gift you can give, without fighting crowds at the mall? What if I told you that this gift teaches […]

What is a community service LEAGUE?

September 17th, 2008 / No Comments

Are your children involved in some sort of  sports league? Many of my friends have children in soccer leagues and basketball leagues.  Some are in tennis clubs, and swimming competitions. But how about a community service LEAGUE where schools work on community projects and get recognized and connect with other schools? Yes, there is such […]