Last week, my blog post talked about giving non-monetary things at Christmas—kindness, a helping hand, things that we can give freely no matter what our finances. But this time of year is also a time to model generosity, especially to our kids. But how could the small amount I can afford as a single mom make any difference?
I have watched as God has provided for Christmas after Christmas since my husband died, to be special in amazing ways. But because I have been the recipient of such generosity, I want to show my kids how to give even when that gift is humble and often small. Sometimes I tend to think of big gifts as the only meaningful charity. Ever feel like what you have to give just isn’t enough?
I think we must remember a simple fact: God loves a cheerful giver, no matter the size of the gift. Giving small still teaches our kids that generosity should be a natural part of our lives. Continue reading