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An Uncertain Pivot on My Generosity Journey

“Do you love me?”  I heard God ask me that question one hour before the close of a Journey of Generosity  I attended recently. You might recognize it as the same question Jesus asked Peter three times at the end of the book of John.  Do you remember how Jesus responded each time Peter answered […]

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Generosity That Outlives Tragedy

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” 2 Corinthians 9:11. Response to tragedy often brings out the best in humanity. The Apostle Paul spent many years raising funds from believers during his travels in order […]

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Your Most Dangerous Prayer

In my late 20s, I prayed a dangerous prayer. As a young mom, I desperately wanted everything to be right. I desired to be the perfect parent, the perfect wife, the perfect daughter-in-law, the perfect neighbor—you get the picture! Yet, the words of those around me often revealed just how far I fell short. Many […]

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Finding Joy by Keeping Life Simple

Do an internet search for top new year’s resolutions and you’ll find results like get organized or simplify. It’s a desire many of us have. Today’s post is from a woman who turned that desire into action and found something deeper and richer in return.  Several years ago, I went on a 10-day mission trip […]

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Intentional Giving: Why Strategic Philanthropy Makes a Difference

As a former program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Heather Tuininga knows the importance of giving strategically.  In her work today as Principal at 10|10 Strategies, she helps givers get more joy and impact out of their giving.  Heather relishes helping people strategically align their giving to achieve outcomes that will make […]

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The Art of Generosity: Stationery Business Delivers Much More Than an Encouraging Word

God recently directed me to a new path on my generosity journey. And it all started with a sermon and a simple invitation. The sermon topic was the parable of the talents in Matthew 25. The invitation was to come forward if you felt led to accept a “Kingdom assignment”—an opportunity to put into practice […]

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The Power of Transformative Giving

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. I Corinthians 13:13 When most of us hear the word charity we think of doing good. However, charity is an English translation of the Greek agape love. In fact, it can be used interchangeably with the word love, particularly when […]

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Giving Wisely on #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday and your email inbox and social media feeds are likely full of moving stories and appeals to give. But what’s the best way to evaluate an organization asking you to give? How can you give wisely and with intention? In this conversation, author of When Women Give and Women Doing Well Leadership Council member Kim […]

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