“Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity” Stewardship Theme Emphasis Now Available in Spanish

“Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity” Stewardship Theme Emphasis Now Available in Spanish

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A stewardship resource based on the theme "Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity" is now available in Spanish. The “Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity” theme uses 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 as its Scripture reference. This 18-page digital resource includes an easy-to-use plan for creating a four-week stewardship emphasis based on four sub-themes: “Giving Our Day”, Giving the Sabbath”, “Giving Our Spiritual Gifts in Service”, and “Giving Our Money”. Four Bible studies, four devotionals, sermon starter ideas, and a children’s story are also  included. The cost for the Spanish Stewardship Emphasis is just $7.99. It can be ordered online in the ESC Web Store, or by calling the ESC office (toll-free in Canada and the US) at 855-278-4372, or via e-mail to office@stewardshipresources.org. Discounts are available for distribution of this digital resource to multiple recipients.…
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I Was Sick and You Visited Me

I Was Sick and You Visited Me

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Parkinson’s-induced dementia was the diagnosis. Whatever the doctors called it, we just knew that our mother was gone, and in her place was a confused and sometimes difficult elderly lady. Slowly, Mom had lost her ability to walk, to care for herself, and finally to speak. She lived out her final years in a care home. My father, my sister, and I divided up the week so that Mom would have a visitor every day. My “shift” was Wednesday and Sunday evenings. I wish I could say that I always joyfully looked forward to those times. Although she recognized me, Mom could not call me by name. She did seem to enjoy hearing the news of my days, so I learned how to make conversation that didn’t require a reply.…
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