It's not what you give, it's how you give that counts!

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 The Passion Translation (TPT)

6 Here’s my point. A stingy sower[a] will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. 7 Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—all because God loves hilarious generosity![b]


Let me begin by wishing all of my readers a very happy and blessed holiday season! At the end of this blog please click on the link to receive my free Christmas gift to you.

As you all know, this is the time of year where people experience all kinds of emotions. Even though it is touted as the most wonderful time of the year, it rarely feels that way for most people. Even though we know it is coming every single year on the exact date, most people still feel the stress of it for one reason or another. And let me tell you, the stress isn’t about what to cook. It isn’t about what the weather will be or if you have to work or not. It isn’t about how many days the kids will be out of school or the amount of weight you are likely to gain eating all those Christmas cookies.

No, I am talking about the stress that is centered around giving.

Who to give to?

How much to spend?

Who to eliminate?

Who to avoid?

Just the other day I was in one of the stores looking for a non-holiday gift. As I was headed towards the checkout line, I see this woman walking towards me. She was probably in her sixties. She was holding three nice gifts in her hand with the ugliest look on her face. I honestly wanted to walk up to her and beg her to put the gifts back. It was very clear that she was not in the Christmas spirit but felt forced to purchase gifts.