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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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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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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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5 Keys to Unlocking a Legacy of Generosity

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to not only count your blessings, but also to share them. This season, you can open the door to a legacy of generosity by turning five, research-based keys.  In my research with more than 30,000 families, I met parents who steward budgets large and small. No matter their financial situation, […]

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Harnessing the power of women’s generosity—Insights you can implement

Where there’s a movement, you’ll often find women moving it forward. That’s what happened in 1908 as Lyman Stewart and T.C. Horton began the work of founding Biola University in Los Angeles. At the same time, a group of women, including their wives, Lula and Anna, visited 6,000 homes to share the gospel and ask […]

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An Unlikely Generosity Story – Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn Johnson and her husband Larry were living the “good life”, the “American dream”, after a successful business career they were faced with a decision as to what to do with the rest of their lives. Through a journey generosity and of trusting God, they just made themselves available to serve and their lives were never the […]

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How are you?

How many times during a typical day are you asked that question? It’s one of the most common greetings, but how many of us give it much thought beyond a typical short reply of “fine”?    A few years ago, I started answering this question in a new way by happily responding, “I’m a woman doing […]

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