Have you ever thought about how much loose change you’ve walked by in your life? Well, one Staten Island family got to thinking about it, and a few years ago Barbara and Scott Humphrey and their two daughters began picking up loose change from the ground.
It started when Barbara was at college and saw some money on the ground. She said, "In my school people—they’d complain about not having money. But meanwhile, there’s seven cents on the floor, nobody would pick it up." So Barbara began to.
Now her whole family is into it. They see money on the ground, they pick it up and put it in their change pot jar. And they keep a running tally on their ChangePot blog. How much did they collect in three years? $1,013! Money off the ground.
Perhaps it’s not your thing to pick up coins off the ground. But God does expect us to be good stewards of the resources He has sent our way. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” John 6:12
Reference: Sally Herships, “Picking up loose change makes sense,” marketplace.publicradio.org (8/13/08)