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These Great Incandescent Angels of Light

As a Brit first coming to the United States, I couldn’t believe that a whole holiday could be centered around being grateful. It struck me as so beautiful. It still does. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. What are you grateful for? Have you started a list? I’m a big list maker. (I’ve even been […]

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What is a Giving Plan?

Planning. Not a very exciting activity for many of us. We may think of it as boring and dry. Although planning requires our left brain (the logical side of our thinking) it also employs the other part of the brain, the part where we create and imagine. With our planning we not only join God […]

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Open, Open, Open

Hands tell our story. Large, small, smooth, or calloused, they communicate so much about the lives they represent and the lives they touch. So when I saw these ladies’ hands active in worship, they captured my attention and my imagination. In a small village called Mizoram in India, the families don’t have much more than […]

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What is the Deeper Call?

“Behind every specific call, whether it is to teach or preach or write or encourage or comfort, there is a deeper call that gives shape to the first: the call to give ourselves away—the call to die.” ― Michael Card, The Walk: The Life-Changing Journey of Two Friends Women who give well don’t claim they […]

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My Generosity Journey

Accumulating wealth was the central focus of the family I grew up in, so I adopted the belief that my self worth was tied to how much money I was able to earn and accumulate. I became a Christian in college but it wasn’t until I married and had a family that God began to […]

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Hearing Check

“God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, ‘ . . . who will go for Us?’ The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends […]

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Is More Best?

On my best days I give myself grace. But deep inside, there’s an inner person pitching perfectionism to me. We live in a media rich society that puts crazy pressures on us to be fit, fashionable, socially savvy, successful, to make all the right decisions and of course, do it all while looking fantastic. Most […]

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