Wednesday, September 17, 2014

North Texas Giving Day: Money is NOT the Root of All Evil

It's my great pleasure to offer a guest post today from one of my favorite people,
 my sister Sandy!  She'll tell you a little bit about an annual giving event 
hosted right here in North Texas in support of local charities.  
Take it away, Sandy!

If there’s a list somewhere of most misquoted quotes, then “Money is the root of all evil” has to be somewhere close to the top.  But that’s not what was actually said.  The real and true quote is “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil…”

Money itself is not bad.   It’s an unhealthy focus or obsession with money and the things money can buy that gets us into trouble.  North Texas Giving Day - click }here{ to visit the North Texas Giving Day website - is a prime time to prove that a lot of good can be accomplished by money when it’s used for higher purposes than increasing account balances or acquiring more things and stuff.  There are hundreds of charities in North Texas accomplishing so much good right now, right in our own communities.  Do your research, pick one (or more), and help them out!  Today’s the day to celebrate what North Texas Charities are doing and a little bit (or a lot!) of your money can enable them to do even more of it.

Shameless plug alert!  Here are a few pictures and information about my favorites that could use your support.

Powered to Move

click } here { to visit the Powered to Move website 

Powered to Move empowers people with physical and intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness by participation in local 1 mile, 5k's or longer running races, biking and other physical activities through the support and/or power of able-bodied volunteers called Wingmen.  Powered to Move also provides accessible sports equipment grants using a sliding scale based on income.

To give to Powered to Move click } here {

Act Beyond

click } here { to visit the Act Beyond website

Act Beyond is on a mission to catalyze church planting movements among the world’s unreached people groups. In keeping with that mission, discipleship training courses designed to equip local churches to more effectively execute their own mission as a part of the Great Commission are held in Act Beyond's Plano home office. Through this training, local believers are equipped to start discipleship groups in their own neighborhoods while also praying for the international work of Act Beyond.

To give to Act Beyond click } here

Joni and Friends Texas 

Click } here { to visit the Joni and Friends website

Whether or not you’re familiar with the story of Joni Eareckson Tada, who at age 17 broke her neck in a diving accident resulting in quadriplegia, you’ll be inspired by the after shocks of that tragedy-turned-triumph.  Forty-seven years later Joni is still going strong (she’s one of the longest living quadriplegics who has also survived breast cancer), and heads the amazing Joni and Friends International Disability Center located in Southern California.  But wait!  The Joni and Friends Texas office is right here in North Texas, and serves Texas families in many ways, including offering a one week Family Retreat camp during the summer.  You can make a donation that does tremendous good for Texas families affected by disability with your donation to Joni and Friends Texas!

To give to Joni and Friends Texas click } here

Anna's House

Anna’s House, most widely known as a “food pantry”, supports those in need in the Anna/Melissa and surrounding communities by providing food and other tangible items such as diapers, toilet paper, shampoo, etc. to those in need.

click } here { to visit the Anna's House website

The Samaritan Inn

Click } here { to visit The Samaritan Inn website

The Samaritan Inn, located in McKinney, Texas, is the only family type shelter in Collin County.  Their stated mission:  We are a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence.   Wow.  Just WOW.

To give to The Samaritan Inn click } here {  

Since the point of all this is to encourage giving and participation in North Texas Giving Day, feel free to re-post this on your Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, or wherever you wish with a plug for your own favorite charity.   According to the Communities Foundation of Texas, who sponsors the event, “North Texas Giving Day is the nation’s single largest giving event.  In 2013 more than 75,000 gifts totaling $25.2 million benefitted more than 1,350 nonprofits.”  Let’s make this year’s event the most successful North Texas Giving Day ever!!
Oh…and the source of that controversial quote?  It is centuries old.  Many would contribute it to Jesus, who arguably inspired it.  But the person who actually penned those words was the Apostle Paul as he was writing to his much loved apprentice and friend, Timothy.  You can read the full quote } here {,  or search the scriptures for I Timothy 6:10.   

Sandy Setliff is a Realtor® with JP and Associates Realtors®. 
She specializes in residential real estate sales 
in Anna, Melissa, Van Alstyne, McKinney, Allen, and Frisco, Texas. 
She can be reached at (214) 620-1615 or via email at
To search for homes for sale click }here{
For a free valuation of your property click }here{   

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