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How to Influence Your Family’s Giving

You can influence the culture with the message of biblical generosity. And it can start in your own relationships. Here’s how I’ve seen that come to life. I recently facilitated a Journey of Generosity (JOG) in a city where there has been little Generous Giving activity. There were six couples in attendance. One of the attendees […]

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Whose Plan Is It?

In the doctor’s waiting room two people sat near me reading magazines. The middle-aged woman looked up and said, “Can you believe this presidential campaign?” The other person looked up, as did I. “No, I can’t,” he replied. Our conversation evolved into a discussion of the needs in our city. The woman shared about a […]

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Say YES and Watch God Work

Sometimes, saying a big “yes” to God is the result of saying a lot of small “yeses”—what Eugene Peterson calls “a long obedience in the same direction.” This has certainly been true in the life of Lisa Adams, who was introduced to the generosity message at Women Doing Well’s Inspiring Generous Joy event in Denver. Then she and her […]

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Why Your Children Need to be Generous Now

Did you know that children who serve just one hour or more a week are less likely to be involved in at-risk behaviors than those who are not active in volunteering[1]? When children volunteer, they develop new social skills.  They mature with a stronger sense of responsibility that will powerfully shape lifelong values and purpose. Best of all, the earlier […]

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Tell Your Family Story: It’s Better Because It’s Messy!

All good stories have a messy middle. Characters start off filled with hope but soon enough, tension arrives and it looks like everything is falling apart. Think of your favorite movie or book. Without a few ‘sit on the edge of your seat’ moments and characters’ knuckle-biting decisions, you won’t have a compelling story. A story where everyone gets along and everything […]

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What Happens When Women Say YES to God

We’re excited to welcome Kristi Tomlinson to the Women Doing Well blog. While she shares the same last name as the author of Tuesday’s post , they’re not related. They do, however, share a passion for listening to God’s voice and following where He leads. We hope Kristi’s story encourages you today. The smell of salt in the […]

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Building a Giving Plan

In Tuesday’s post, I shared a few stories of women who are learning to live and give with purpose in an unexpected season of singleness. I’ve put together a tool to help you create a giving plan that will help you become intentional with your generosity, no matter what season you find yourself in. WHERE DO I START?  A joyful plan […]

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Living with Purpose in Your Next Season

 “As I waved a stack of insurance papers in the air, I said to my husband, ‘I’m afraid you are going leave me with this mess.’ My husband was a dentist and managed his own practice while I raised the children.   The kids were 15 and 10 at the time. Little did I know that within […]

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