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The Greatest Sacrificial Gift

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For God so loved the world, He GAVE.  God is generous. God the Father gave His Son for our benefit, our joy, our eternal life. We are Jesus’s passion, the joy for which He suffered the cross.   What a gift—a humbling, overwhelming gift! Jesus laid down everything He had and sacrificed it to gain me. To save me! By knowing …

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America’s First Self-Made Female Millionaire

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In honor of Black History Month, I did some research about how different cultures approach generosity and came across an article about Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first self-made female millionaire. Intrigued, I began down a path to learn everything I could about this impressive lady.  Born to former slaves, Walker was raised on a cotton plantation during Reconstruction. In her …

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True Words of Grace and Hope

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I’d like you to meet my daughter.  Kalie is 21 years old, a fiercely loyal friend, and an active member of society.  An avid learner, Kalie isn’t just book smart. She studies society, growing and learning by intentionally listening to others. Kalie hears all viewpoints, discovers common ground, and uses this to build bridges out of thin air. Kalie is …

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The Power of One Dollar

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We live on a short cul-de-sac in an established neighborhood and are the only residents on the street who haven’t lived here for more than 40 years. When we moved in four years ago everyone was quick to introduce themselves and welcome us to the community.  Our two boys often play in neighbors’ yards and we all enjoy chatting from time to time.    One afternoon our youngest, …

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“I’ve Always Loved Sharing”

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I have always loved giving. Some of my earliest memories are of giving: Picking flowers, drawing pictures, wrapping up used toys and giving them to family and friends. Whether to celebrate a special occasion or just because I felt a little nudge from the Holy Spirit, God has wired me love and show His love and compassion through physical gifts, but also through gifts of words and affirmations.    …

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The Power of Hope

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When things started to close down due to COVID-19, my husband and I realized we were going to be in this mode for a long time. We looked at our budget to make sure we were wisely stewarding everything, including monthly memberships and subscriptions. One of the things we noticed was our son’s tae kwon do class. While not a lot of money, it something he wasn’t going to attend for the …