Inspiring Generosity


For Thanksgiving…Generosity: It’s in Your DNA

                                               Katherine has a special story to tell.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Oh, happy day of turkey, sweet and mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts (which used to gag me as a kid but now I can’t get enough of them), and pies. Lots and lots of pies.

And let’s not forget everyone around the table…people who, because we love them so much, sometimes cause us pain; yet we still find, with God’s help, a way to love them.

Thanksgiving is a gift all in itself.
But that’s tomorrow. Today, I want to share the gift of Katherine with you. By encountering Katherine through this short video (from I Like Giving), she teaches us much about audacious generosity, audacious giving and really…the audacious incarnation of Christ that dwells in so many people in this sometimes-dark world. 
At the end of the video Katherine says, “We have the DNA of Jesus Christ of giving.”  Us, mere mortals, having the DNA of Jesus? What an awesome gift – one that needs to be shared with a world that needs all the love it can get.
So, here are your marching orders for Thanksgiving and as we head into Advent: Go out and be the audaciously generous people God has called you to be. It’s in your DNA. Happy Thanksgiving!
Reprinted and updated from November 27, 2013.

Cesie Delve Scheuermann (pronounced “CC Delv Sherman,” yes, really) is a Stewardship Consultant for the OR-ID Annual Conference. She is also a Senior Ministry Strategist with Horizons Stewardship. For 25 years, while working as a volunteer and part-time consultant, she has helped raise over three million dollars for numerous churches and non-profit organizations. She’s anticipating the big 50% off sock sale at Freddy’s the day after Thanksgiving. That’s it…just socks. You can reach Cesie at inspiringgenerosity@gmail.com or on Facebook or at CesieScheuermann.com and one more…cesieds@horizons.net.

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Cesie Delve Scheuermann
Cesie Delve Scheuermann is consultant in grant writing and stewardship/development working with the Conference. From 2008-12 she was the Conference Lay Leader for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.