“What You’ve Never Had, You Never Miss”

Allen and Violet Large My favorite story of the last couple of weeks:

Allen and Violet Large figured they were lucky enough already. 

So when the Canadian couple hit it big in the lottery this year, they decided to give it away — all of it. Since their July win, the elderly couple has donated nearly every cent of their $11.2 million winnings to charity. Call it the Larges' largess.

"What you've never had, you never miss," Violet Large, 78, told The Chronicle Herald in Canada. She and her 74-year-old husband, who live in Nova Scotia, said they first made sure their family was taken care of. But then, she said, they decided the money was "a big headache."

They gave the money away to a mixture of family, churches and charities. Mrs Large, 78, has battled cancer and recently finished chemotherapy treatment,is the one who said: “What you’ve never had, you never miss.”


Mr. Large, age 75, said, "That money that we won was nothing. We have each other.”

Wow again.

Makes me think about me, my stuff, and what I ought to do with it. 



Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including: ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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