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Building a Giving Plan

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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 of giving starts with remembering that all …

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Living with Purpose in Your Next Season

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 “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 the year, I would manage …

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Leaning into the Unforced Rhythms of Grace

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“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me …

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3 Questions to Launch Your Dream

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Are there moments you sense a stirring of your heart, a feeling that there is a greater purpose for your life or that God is leading you to a new season? When God began to awaken my heart (and others) to the dream of women living and giving freely in His image, it seemed too big an idea and too …

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Moving Forward in Purpose

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I worked as a financial advisor for the first decade of my life after college, guiding clients to optimize what they owned. It was a good job and my life looked pretty perfect. I was a member of the right country club, the right church, with the right circle of friends, and a growing family. With all of these “right” …

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Why The Future Looks Bright

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“Unsolved problems are gateways to the future. To those who have the courage to ask the question and the tenacity to hang on until they discover or create an answer belongs the future.”  Pastor and Author Andy Stanley The future looks bright for giving As I travel around the world and meet with young women, I’m excited about what I’m …

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Getting a “Helpers High” This Holiday Season

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What’s your favorite Christmas movie? At our house, we have our annual favorites: Elf, Christmas Vacation. You get the picture—we like humor! But this year I’m adding an unconventional selection. I’m intentionally showing a few short films from I Like Giving. Here’s why: You know that great feeling you get when you witness a great and admirable act of kindness? …

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Mary’s Generous God: An Invitation to Behold and Be Held

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Before the very first Christmas was even an idea, a young woman named Mary busies herself with wedding plans. Who to invite? What to wear? What to serve? Then, suddenly, God bursts on the scene through the angel Gabriel, His messenger to Mary: “Good morning! You’re beautiful with God’s beauty, beautiful inside and out! God be with you.” God’s invitation …