camino de santiago, gratitude, pilgrim, Walking

The Summer of Pilgrimage

This is a blog I wrote, along with my colleagues, about our three pilgrimages this summer. In all of our Lake Institute on Faith & Giving courses, we refer to The Paradox of Generosity and in particular this quote from Christian Smith: “Generosity is the virtue of giving good things to others freely and abundantly.… Continue reading The Summer of Pilgrimage

brave, change, expectations, friends, relationships

It’s Time

I recently read this line in a blog post: “There’s nothing good about feeling forced.” The comment was in reference to charitable giving. This young person was raised in a family that values giving back, but he noted “there’s something about obligation that eliminates feeling good about it.” I know what he means. There are… Continue reading It’s Time