North Texas Giving Day Money Is NOT The Root Of All Evil
North Texas Giving Day Money Is NOT The Root Of All Evil
(To read this blog with some
great pictures added click here) If there’s a list somewhere of
most misquoted quotes, then “Money is the root of all evil” has to be somewhere
close to the top. But that’s not what
was actually said. The real and true
quote is “For the love of money is a root
of all kinds of evil…”Money itself
is not bad. It’s an unhealthy focus or
obsession with money and the things money can buy that gets us into trouble.
North Texas Giving Dayis a
prime time to prove that a lot of good can be accomplished by money when it’s used
for higher purposes than increasing account balances or acquiring more things
and stuff. There are hundreds of
charities in North Texas accomplishing so much good right now, right in our own
communities. Do your research, pick one
(or more), and help them out. Today’s
the day to celebrate what North Texas Charities are doing and a little bit (or
a lot) of your
money can enable them to do even more of it.
alert) The following is information about my favorites that could
use your support:
to Move empowers people with physical and intellectual disabilities to develop physical
fitness by participation in local 1 mile, 5k's or longer running races, biking
and other physical activities through the support and/or power of able-bodied
volunteers called Wingmen. Powered to Move also provides
accessible sports equipment grants using a sliding scale based on income.To
give to Powered to Moveclick here.
Act Beyond is on a mission to
catalyze church planting movements among the world’s unreached people groups.
In keeping with that mission, we regularly hold discipleship training courses
in our Plano home office that are designed to equip local churches to more
effectively execute their own mission as a part of the Great Commission.
Through this training, local believers are equipped to start discipleship
groups in their own neighborhoods while also praying for our work
To give to Act Beyond click here.
or not you’re familiar with the story of Joni Eareckson Tada who broke her neck
in a diving accident at age 17 which resulted in quadriplegia, you’ll be
inspired by the after shocks of that tragedy-turned-triumph. Forty-seven years later Joni is still going
strong (she’s one of the longest living quadriplegics who has also survived
breast cancer) and heads the amazing Joni and Friends International Disability
Center located in Southern California.
But wait! There’s an office right
here in North Texas that you can donate to that does a lot of good for families
affected by disability including a 1 week Family
Retreat camp experience for the whole family.To give to Joni and Friends Texas click here.
widely known as a “food Pantry”, Anna’s House supports those in need in the
Anna/Melissa and surrounding communities by providing food and other tangible
items such as diapers, toilet paper, shampoo, etc. to those in need.
To visit the Anna's House website for more information click here.
Samaritan Inn Located
in McKinney, Texas, The Samaritan Inn
is the only family type shelter in Collin County. Their stated mission is “We are a
comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and
independence.” Wow. Just WOW.To give to Samaritan Inn click here.
point of all this is to encourage giving and participation in North Texas
Giving Day, feel free to re-post this on your Facebook page, Twitter,
Pinterest, or where ever with a plug for your own favorite charity. According
to the Communities Foundation of Texas who sponsors the event, “North Texas
Giving Day is the nation’s single largest giving event. In 2013 more than 75,000 gifts totaling $25.2
million benefitted more than 1,350 nonprofits.”
Let’s make this year’s event the most successful North Texas Giving Day
source of that controversial quote? It
is centuries old. Many would attribute it to Jesus, who arguably inspired it. But
the person who actually penned those words was the Apostle Paul as he was
writing to his much loved apprentice and friend, Timothy. You can read the full quote hereor search
the scriptures for I Timothy 6:10.
Sandy Setliff is a Realtor® with JP and Associates Realtors®. She specializes
in residential real estate sales in Anna, Melissa, Van Alstyne, McKinney,
Allen, and Frisco, Texas. She can be reached at 214 620 1615 or via email
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Author:Sandy Setliff Phone: 214-620-1615 Dated: September 18th 2014 Views: 1,598 About Sandy: Sandy Setliff, a longtime resident of North Texas, specializes in residential real estate sales in N...
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