Enjoy the Holiday Without Breaking the Bank

You’ve made it through Black Friday and the Thanksgiving shopping weekend, hopefully with your pocketbook intact. I hope that you had a warm, fun time with friends or relatives. As we wheel into a fantastic stretch of holidays on the calendar, I know there’s little I enjoy more than renewing old acquaintances, enjoying new friendships and watching the pageantry of the season.  It can truly be, to quote the classic holiday song, the “greatest time of year.”

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The Many Colors of Abundance

Abundance is very much like colors. No two people see colors in the same way. One person may see blue while another sees purple. Two people looking at the same pumpkin will not see the exact same shade of orange. And no two people will experience the same feelings or have the same ideas of what abundance is. The question is—what does it means for you?

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Automatic Tithing

I am writing this month’s newsletter having just come home to Los Angeles after a two-week trip to the West African country of Nigeria. This is my father’s birthplace, and we returned as a family after not having been for almost 25 years. It is so difficult to describe the experience. Nigeria is in many ways a beautiful country. The people we met were warm and welcoming and I was awed by the fierce sense of family and generosity of   Continue reading this post >