Are you someone who easily gives away money and time? If you are, then congratulations, you have already discovered the joy of giving. For the rest of us, giving can be tough—evoking our anxiety about not having enough for ourselves or rankling against our sense of merit—”I earned this and this is mine.” But the biblical story rings with the message that we need to give. And at least half of that need is our own. Giving to others reminds us that everything is a gift from God and therefore not really ours to hold on to forever. Giving—and receiving—move us from isolation to a deep sense of community and nourish a life-freeing recognition that we have enough, we are enough, and that in God’s economy, there is enough for everyone. Our guests, Judy and David Osgood, have cultivated a genuine joy in giving and have given enough of themselves and of their money to make a significant difference in many people’s lives. Join us as we hear their remarkable witness to the joy of giving.
David and Judy Osgood
Married 56 years, Dave and Judy Osgood combined his background as a college zoology professor and hers as a freelance writer/editor to run the scientific equipment/medical device company they started based on Dave’s doctoral research. After making all of their employees shareholders, they sold the company in 2005. Since then they have been heavily involved in volunteer work and philanthropy, serving on the board of the Faith & Money Network, leading joint mission trips for their church and Habitat for Humanity Guatemala, and working with The Nature Conservancy.