My wife and I have been able to give a substantial amount of money away during the past ten years. We did not set this as a target or have any type of long-range plan. We got involved in our church and community, and met needs as they arose.
The Bible tells us "To whom much is given, much is expected." Some people read this from a financial perspective and give money in proportion to their income or assets. Giving money is great and generosity is a virtue. However, beyond money, we have all been given significant gifts of skills and experiences that we should expect to share with others.