You can't out give God!
I' am a hardcore coffee drinker. I love my morning coffee. Especially the Honduran brand. A quality coffee at best. Straight from the mountains of Marcala. “Drinking coffee or lattes every single day or even multiple times a day can obviously drain the typical college students budget,” says Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, author of College Secrets: How to Save Money, Cut College Costs and Graduate Debt Free".
Nancy Fellinger, a certified financial planner, has run some estimates on the cost of a $3-a-day coffee habit. “Assuming that scenario, that’s $21.00 a week or $1,092 a year. If I took that $1,092 a year and invested it in something that averaged 7% in 10 years, I’d have $15,087."
Even if you just buy a $2 latte four days a week, you’d still have spent $6,149.98 after 10 years.
The cost of coffee can add up. It comes with price tag that will cost quite a bit over time. However we can save and cut on giving our funds to coffee shops and have a spectacular coffee within our homes. With some homework on how to make a good cup of coffee many of us will be able to direct those funds to something of value.
From my personal perspective I see an opportunity here that will help guide us into redirecting what we spend on coffee shops to a charitable cause. This is just one idea of many. Many of us want to give back and help those in need but we sometimes may feel we can't afford it. This may be your answer or may not.
I know from experience that several years ago I would go daily to Starbucks. I began to realize how much money I was spending on coffee compared to making coffee at the house. My perspective changed and helped me realized that spending $3 a day on a cup of coffee was not suitable with my budget. I began making coffee at home and the savings between gas and Starbucks was a savings that was used for more value than giving to a coffee shop.
I will say Starbucks can be quite addicting and a habit I had to break. As soon as I broke the habit I felt a sense of freedom. Now that I live in Honduras, Starbucks to my knowledge does not exist here. However I do have the honor of a fresh Honduran blend.
Each day I see the faces of so many children who are without proper clothing, food, housing and so many things that we take for granted. My day job is, work to provide them with a building that will be a feeding center for multiple uses. I will say that raising funds is no easy task but worth the cause. Perhaps you may see this as an opportunity to help build a feeding center or sponsor a child. It would be an honor to share the details on how to make that happen.
God can never be out given: The widows offering.
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.
But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” Mark 12:41-44