Friday, October 31, 2008

Sharing The Wealth...

The Chief and I are not wealthy by any means, I mean listen folks we are rearing a family of seven on very little money. Somehow we make it and are doing good. We are doing this by living as best we can as a debt free family, we have paid everything off and in cash. (except house). So here is my take on sharing the wealth...

In the drive-thru pay for the car behind you. (Chief and I do this often and it is fun!)

In the grocery store line ask the person behind you if you can pay for their groceries. (Of course I mainly have to do this in the 10 items or less line, but almost everyone I have asked says yes. Some have said no thank you)

Babysit for someone.

A few years ago the Lord gave me a ministry called Manna Meals. I haven't done this lately but fix a family a meal and take it to them. (Not because they are sick, or just had a baby, or someone died, but just because...) I usually pray and ask the Lord to show me who needs this ministry, more often than not I am the one who is blessed by the ministry.

I am sure you can think of many fun ways to share your wealth, especially with the Christmas season coming so soon. Adopt a family for Christmas, if you don't know one all you have to do is contact your church or any church, I am certain you will find a family in need.

Buy two of everything for Thanksgiving, and deliver a full Thanksgiving meal to a family.

I also want to say that this is a great time to do things like this with your children. Giving is a hard concept for children all together, what a better time of year to share your wealth. Spread it around...I challenge you!

Not to toot our own horns, but come back here and share what ideas you came up with, I am always looking for a fun way to show my kids what true giving is all about!

I look forward to hearing from you.


Cathy said...

Please join us with Angel Food Ministries in Bainbridge. Sounds wonderful what you are doing - what an awesome powerful ministry you are offering to others, whether they are in need or not.

You can find out more about AFM at or join our Bainbridge group on Facebook.

Jen Talley said...

I love this Aim!!! A spirit of generosity. I love it when I can offer to pay for someones elses stuff in the grocery store line. It's so much fun. I've done it in a drive thru too. Just pay for the person behind you.:)

Ashley Griffin said...

those are such great ideas!!! already planning on doing some stuff here at thanksgiving with the kids!

Aimee said...

I will look into it Mrs. Cathy. I hope it's somthing the girls can participate in!

Jill said...

WoW! What an inspiring post! Just what I needed. Thank you.