Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: What Would You Change?

posted by Kristin Williamson

December 28, 2012 @ 10:00 am

  • Email
  • Share

TAG Question of the Week

As we bid adieu to 2012, there’s much to reflect on and much to plan. A New Year is upon us! The possibilities are endless!

And while we consider 2012 one last time, it’s fun to look back as a family and consider the year, that which we’re thankful and milestones that have occurred. But one last thing before we close the book and move on to 2013. What about the things we would change about 2012, if we had that power? More


Question of the Week: Presents of the Past

posted by Kristin Williamson

December 20, 2012 @ 8:30 am

  • Email
  • Share

TAG Question of the Week

By now, everyone has turned in their list. Santa has his orders and he is now working to pull it all together to ensure that our little ones have a very merry day. Regardless of the occasion, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays or other occasions requiring gifts, there is something magical about providing our children with the objects of their hearts’ desires. (Exemptions include such requests as an R.V., pet penguin or trip to Venus.)

And while they’re thrilled when they receive it, in many cases over time, the thrill dissipates and the items that were once the most wonderful, needed items on the earth can now be found at the back of the closet, under the seat in the car, midway through the toy box, or worse, dragged out into the yard by the dog and left in the rain. Or even sometimes, let’s be honest, that wonderful item that they opened 10 minutes ago has been forgotten as soon as they open the next. More


Question of the Week: The Many Ways to Give

posted by Talk About Giving blog team

December 7, 2012 @ 8:30 am

  • Email
  • Share

TAG Question of the Week

When you hear the word ‘give,’ what images come to mind? For some, it might be financial giving – writing a check or putting money in the offering plate at church. For others, it might be donating gently used clothing, toys and household items that you no longer need but that others could still use.

But there’s more we can give than just money and things.

How about your time? Everyone is really busy these days, especially those with kids. But spending 30 minutes visiting with a lonely elderly neighbor or delivering a meal to family facing an illness can be more valuable to those in need than money.  More


Question of the Week: Family Traditions

posted by Kristin Williamson

November 20, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

  • Email
  • Share

TAG Question of the Week

The official kick-off to the hustle and bustle of the holidays is here. Gift giving, food, family, friends, parties, greeting cards, travel, trees, decor and hopes for snow (at least for those of us in South Carolina) and glimpses of Santa are about to consume our minds. (I know, can you believe it?)

But in considering the foundation of that which we refer to as the Holiday Season, regardless of your religion or customs, we all have one thing in common specific to this time of the year: Tradition. More


Question of the Week: I’m Going to Help

posted by Talk About Giving blog team

September 14, 2012 @ 8:30 am

  • Email
  • Share

TAG Question of the Week

“No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” – Edmund Burke

We are all compelled to help in different ways. Some refer to it as a ‘calling’. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amazing efforts of another person? Perhaps you know a doctor, like Dr. Brian Huff, who travels to other countries to provide medical care to those who do not have access or Rachel O’Neill who has organized tens of thousands of dresses for little girls in Africa. Or did you read about the Lewis family who went on a year-long trip around the world, committed to six continents and 12 good deeds, volunteering in a different country each month? More