“I’m Not Very Generous.”

I have a confession to make: I’m not very generous. Most of my life I thought I was generous but really, it was my mom who was generous. She liked to buy nice things for me and everyone I knew so, in some weird way, it felt like I was generous. That would be less […]

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How to Decide Where to Give

There are so many needs in the world and so many requests that tug at my heart. On the surface, they all seem to be the “right” thing to do. But they can also be overwhelming, bringing on what feels like a lose–lose scenario: If I give, I feel pressured and off purpose, but if […]

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The Moment of Transformation: Three Stories

As I meet with women across the country, I hear about the distinct moment they “knew” God was calling them to a dream to live their purpose. Here are three vignettes from women that capture each one’s unique moments of dreaming big and trusting God to be even bigger. For years, she was a faithful […]

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“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

I’ve always marveled that the first financial supporters of Jesus’ ministry included women.  In a culture where women were not highly valued, Jesus helped these first women of God discover their purpose, ignite their passion and initiate a plan for giving.  And like many of us, they liked to give in community too.  Scripture says, “These […]

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A field of blooming dandelions creates a sea of yellow in a pasture in Barre, Vt., Friday, May 8, 1998. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Exchanging Glances

As spring returns, I’m taken back to memories from my early years of parenting. In the fresh spring afternoons, I remember looking out the kitchen window watching our girls play outside. Often times, there would come a moment where they’d look up and see me watching them. We’d exchange a glance. I’d smile. They’d smile […]

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3 Reasons You’re Good at Managing Resources

Women make up over half of the workplace, own more than half of the country’s personal wealth and yet, across the generations, women tend to doubt their ability to manage their financial resources. Approximately 85 per cent of women manage the household checkbook, but the majority feels insecure with their financial future. And yet we […]

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What’s Your Giving Style?

On my journey of giving, I’ve experienced a tug of war with treating symptoms or going to the root problem. When I think of a doctor, while she treats the symptoms, she quickly addresses the root cause. Both are critical. But when I dream about a world with less pain and more hope, I’m hyperfocused […]

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“Why can’t he just be a normal rich guy and buy boats, planes and toys?”

My name is Brenda, my husband and I live in Dallas, I have two sons, and I can honestly say that because of God’s love for me, today I a woman doing well! But, that was not always the case. I grew up in Austin, Texas, in a close-knit family. I came to know the […]

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