22 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Working from a Theology of Abundance

It’s easy to get trapped into thinking about what we don’t have or what we could have or what the neighbors down the street have. A theology of Abundance focuses on the blessings of God all around us. The post below speaks well of the tension parents find themselves in this time of here. Here’s a money quote:

Most of us feel a push-pull tension at Christmas. We realize our kids have a lot, but we don’t want them to miss out. Many of us buy generously for them, even if it stretches us financially, because we want them to have every advantage.

But as we hinted in other posts this week, if we’re not careful, our kids can walk away from Christmas thinking they’re entitled to whatever we gave them, or even be disappointed if their gifts don’t measure up to expectations.

How do you manage this tension as a parent?

Here’s a link to the full post.

Also, check out this link (also in the full blog post) to give some perspective on Abundance.

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