~ white tail deer ~"For the love of money is the root of all evil..." ~ I Timothy 6:10 ~
"There are three conversions necessary:
the conversion of the heart, mind, and the purse."
~ Martin Luther ~
"Our love for God is tested by the question of whether we seek Him or His gifts."
~ Ralph W. Sockman ~
"God has given us two hands -- one to receive with and the other to give with.
We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for giving."
~ Billy Graham ~
"Recognize to whom you owe the fact that you exist, that you breath, that you understand, that you are wise, and, above all, that you know god and hope for the kingdom of heaven. You have been made a son of God, co-heir with Christ. Where did you get all this, and from whom?... What benefactor has enabled you to look out upon the beauty of the sky, the sun in its course, the circle of the moon, the countless number of stars, with the harmony and order that are theirs, like the music of a harp? Who has blessed you with rain, with the art of husbandry, with different kinds of food, with the arts, with houses, with laws, with states, with a life of humanity and culture, with friendship and the easy familiarity of kinship? ...Is it not God who asks you not in your turn to show yourself generous ... Because we have received from him so many wonderful gifts, will we not be ashamed to refuse him this one thing only, our generosity?" ~ St. Gregory of Nazianzen ~
"You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled." ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon ~
"Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that is "finding his place in it,"
while really it is finding its place in him."
~ C. S. Lewis ~
"You're rich if you've had a meal today." ~ Billy Graham ~
"How rich is anyone who can simply see human faces."
~ Corrie ten Boom ~
"In order to receive goods, the camel must get down onto his knees." ~ Middle Eastern Proverb ~
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessings that you will not have room enough for it." ~ Malachi 3:10 ~
Blessings ~ food ~ human faces ~ love ~ giving ~ breath ~ life ~