I’m not mechanical. I dreaded the task because I feared a disappointing outcome. Gary Larson must have had people like me in mind when he created the Far Side comic that shows a teacher pointing to a drawing of a screwdriver delineating the handle.
A shift in focus brought the change I needed to get moving. I decided to tackle the project because it was the loving thing to do—not just the right thing. When loving Debbie became my focus, my self-critical spirit faded. Love is a more powerful motivator than feeling responsible.
The Apostle Paul wrote, “For Christ’s love compels us” (2 Cor. 5:14 NIV). What have you wanted to do but resisted because you feared a less than ideal outcome? Focus on showing love to the Lord and those in your life instead of on your limitations and see what happens.
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A Special Opportunity
Some friends of Lighthouse have offered to match donations up to $15,000 given until January 7th. We appreciate you considering Lighthouse in your year-end giving. We are providing opportunities for children, adolescents, and adults to build biblical lives and relationships. Your gift enables us to help them as well as single parents, college students, and the unemployed.
The CARES act provides two ways for taxpayers to benefit in 2020:
- For taxpayers who do not itemize, they can claim up to $300 with an “above-the-line” deduction directly off taxable income. This can be given at any time in 2020 and to any public nonprofit.
- For taxpayers who itemize, they can now claim 100% of their AGI in charitable giving for 2020 instead of the normal 60%.
Thank you for your consideration.