The spigot's volume of flow in our lives has everything to do with our hearts. A sparing heart is one bereft of gratitude, a vacuum of interest, love, and compassion for others. Just like having air in the pipes makes for a sputtering, inconsistent flow of water, so self-importance and greed make for miserly outpouring in a life turned in on itself.
I love how this friar sums up the mission of 100STB! We are on the Jesus team! There is no I; there is no "only me". No, there are 123 of us on the team! And we are recruiting more team members; we call them partners.
Contagious is sometimes associated with germs but this contagiousness is not. It's like spreading laughter and love! We want our generosity to spread. And it is spreading…a good thing! We have a valuable and worthwhile focus. We can go and tell and God will do His work.
April 11, 2019 was a remarkable day in the history of 100 Shares Tampa Bay. We gave away $120,930 in the form of grants, this time, not just to one ministry as we have always done before, but to three amazing ministries working right here in our area.
Shortly after hearing a sermon on Jesus' transfiguration, I read an Ann Voskamp blog. She mentioned a Lent of Listening. My spirit was intrigued and I wondered what that might mean for us in 100 Shares Tampa Bay. What does a Lent of Listening mean? What could we be doing in this Lenten Listening time to know Him better?
God's people are at work all over the world. We know that's true, don't we? We write checks. We send our money to national and international Christian ministries to help with their work – work that we will never personally get to see carried out. But one of the greatest benefits of being a partner in 100 Shares is that we get the opportunity to see God's people at work right here in Tampa Bay... [Read More]
I wish Timothy had used a different example of a sport; I am NOT a race runner. I am a walker. What I also am is a fan of almost any sport. So I will use a little football lingo here to encourage you. (Sorry if you are not a sports fan.) Alas, there is no football in the Bible. But, I believe Timothy's thoughts about running a good race, finishing it well and giving God the glory are all applicable here... [Read More]
These are questions for prayer, for pondering, for journaling, for discussion. My prayer is that we share our thoughts with each other as we commune with our God, as we invite guests to go on site visits and as we join together to learn about our finalist ministries... [Read More]
Is there any better way to begin a blog than talking about answers to prayer? I can't think of one. So, answers to prayer... [Read More]