giving

Is There Something Attached to Your Giving?

"The Parable of the Good Samaritan" (detail) by Jan Wijnants

“What’s wrong?”  Jennifer asked as Rick walked in the house with a sour look on his face. “Nothing… everything… I don’t want to bother you with something this petty.  I’ll be okay in a few minutes.” “Oh no you don’t!  I want to help… please tell me what’s wrong.  Clearly something is weighing on you.” He looked at his wife […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

“Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving. Without sacrifice, there is no love.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe) The Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894 – 1941) is August 14. Please share on social media. Print this entry

“See How They Love One Another”

"The Exhortation to the Apostles" (detail) by James Tissot

“See how they love one another”—this was the observation that the pagans made, to their own bewilderment, about the early Christians. Our earliest brothers and sisters in Christ lived lives of such unprecedented joyful service that it astounded the world around them, a world that had never seen anything like it before. These first Christians lived according to the model […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Francis of Assisi

"The Vision of St. Francis" (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera

“O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” (Attributed to St. […]

A Road Map for Effectively Serving on Non-Profit Boards

Over my 20+ years in business, I have had the good fortune to serve on a number of non-profit boards and am grateful for the enriching experiences, people I have met and worthy causes I have served.  One of the benefits I’ve gleaned is how to effectively serve on a non-profit board.  In my earlier days, I wasn’t aware there […]