2018 Metaphysical Theme
…God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
–II Cor. 9:8

How can we all live generously? We’re grateful for the inspiration this year’s metaphysical theme provides in showing us how it’s natural to live and act with a sense of unlimited good. Consider these examples of generous living:

  • a camper who takes the spirit of camp home with him
  • a DiscoveryBound participant expressing the love she feels in DB programs everywhere she goes
  • a volunteer giving his time to the organization he cherishes
  • a donor sharing her stewarded resources in support of all of these programs

We’ve also found fresh ideas in this article from the Christian Science Sentinel.

Living generously begins with acknowledging the good in our lives. We hope you enjoy the stories below of friends who are living generously, and we invite you to consider what this looks like in your life.


Living Generously at the A/U Ranches

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Alison Peticolas, A/U Ranches Director

Living generously is what camp is all about. In so many ways, camp opens the door (or window) to a view of life that is focused on the other, on giving. I remember during my first years on staff, this passage from Mrs. Eddy becoming my guiding focus, “…blessed is that man who seeth his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another’s good.” (S&H 518:17-19) I loved the opportunity to serve that camp offered and continues offering today.

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NLC All Class Retreat Keynote

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Amanda Wietman

I love talking, thinking and putting into practice generous living. I love it so much I decided to incorporate it into my job so that I could learn more about it and experience it more often. I even started an advisor book club at work focusing on philanthropy so I could keep learning. It makes me happy, it gives me a sense of purpose and I feel fulfilled…

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