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Harvest blessing

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“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:24-25).

If you are in St Catharines, please drop by and I will be happy to give you a bottle of my hot pickled peppers! PHOTO: Rob Patterson

Summer is a beautiful time of year, and late summer has a special blessing.

The air is cool and dry, but the sun remains warm and piercing.

It is the beginning of the harvest season, and for those living in the Niagara Peninsula it means sharing what the garden offers.

I have been overwhelmed with tomatoes, peppers, plums and peaches, and much more that flows from the gardens and fields surrounding our small city.

There seems to be no end to the bags and baskets of fruit and vegetables, most dropped off anonymously at my church office door.

How can God’s family be so generous? Why are God’s people always sharing their good fortune and fruit of their hard work? They know and believe in the Word of God.


The world teaches us to fight, to struggle and to keep to ourselves.

God’s word tells us to give, and more will be given. King Solomon told us the when we are generous, we prosper.

I love God’s math.

Giving = prosperity.

I am so grateful for the examples of generosity that I see every day – from the richest, to the poorest we can all give, and in giving we will prosper.

May this harvest season for you be a time of radical giving, and outrageous generosity.


Blessings upon you,

Rob Patterson
Scott Street Mennonite Brethren Church

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Vic Neufeld September 24, 2019 - 03:39

….. take it easy on the world ….. right now they are teaching Christians to be responsible inhabitants of this planet .


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