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How Cancer, a Marathon, and Generosity Changed Me.

I’ve learned this truth firsthand during the last 12 months. There’s an eternal thread of generosity intricately woven throughout the last year as God allowed me to be the giver, the witness, and the recipient of generosity during one of the most challenging times of my life.  God’s plan is greater than mine  Last summer, […]

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Ellen Coleman

The Beautiful Reflection of a Generous Life

On a recent trip to Haiti, I traveled hours into the Pestel mountain region where human suffering from poverty-related issues is indescribable. I was there with my friend Miriam who has rescued dying children in Haiti for 30 years. Over the years, I’ve seen the effects of malnutrition, disease, and dirty water; however, nothing could […]

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Grace Poured Out

“If we have any other idol than Jesus, it will devour us. Only Jesus gives. Everything else takes.” Linda Chowdry knows this truth because she’s lived it. She followed hard after a lifestyle she thought would bring her freedom and joy. In fact, the only One who offered what she was looking for was pursuing […]

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Courageous Generosity

It was a dangerous time in the country of Germany. In the 1930s and 40s, the church, eager for greater popularity, was swayed by the new political regime. Marches merging church and state included people chanting: “The future belongs to us! We are the future!” Yet many young people wondered where they would find their […]

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Security, Surrender & Stepping Out in Faith, part 2

Tuesday’s post started our conversation with April Tam Smith, a New York City-based young professional living a life of generosity. Today, she shares about the lessons she’s learning through marriage, stepping out in faith, and the advice she has for those in a new season. Generosity played a role in how you met your husband. […]

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Security, Surrender, and Stepping Out in Faith

April Tam Smith is everything you’d expect a young professional in New York City to be: educated, hardworking, and successful. She’s also living a life of generosity in a place that defines success by how much money you make. Today she shares about how God has guided her to this place. Tell us a little […]

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Bill Bright: “The Three Most Important Influencers in My Life Are All Women.”

We first posted this in 2016, and thought you’d like it again in honor of Mother’s Day. Bill Bright, co-founder of Cru (the largest parachurch organization in the world), said that the three most significant influencers in his life were all women: his mother Mary lee bright, Bible teacher Dr. Henrietta Mears, and his beloved […]

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What Dolly Parton Can Teach Us About Giving

Singer, songwriter, and actress Dolly Parton once described herself as a “backwoods Barbie.” Her hair, her clothes, her makeup, even her voice supported that image. I once wrote her off as just too glitzy and fake for me. The truth is I didn’t really know much about her. Then I did some research. She grew […]

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