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The Gracious Gift of Friendship

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Taken from Women Doing Well’s Extravagant God, a six-session study on generous women through the ages, published in 2015. Lydia is a maker and seller of purple cloth. She uses her talent to make a living.  That’s no easy task for a single woman in Bible times, but God’s hand is on her. As a result, her business prospers. Guests …

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Financial ABCs

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A quick reference to a few common terms in the financial world. As with any other arena, finance has its own language. Understanding key helps you navigate the financial arena. If you’ve lived in this world for a while, these terms will be basic. You’ve known and used them for years. But you may know someone who is just getting …

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Receiving His Gifts, Finding Your Passion

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Taken from Women Doing Well’s Extravagant God, a six-session study on generous women through the ages, published in 2015. In Luke 8, you get a brief introduction to Joanna. We don’t know much about her, but what we do know is intriguing. Her husband is Chuza. Not familiar with him? He’s in charge of managing all of Herod’s estates. In …

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A Broader View of Generosity

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What the generational shift means for the world of generosity. For generations, talk of generosity focused primarily on one thing: money. According to collaborative research from sparks & honey and Morgridge Family Foundation, that’s changing. The change is particularly obvious among younger philanthropists. What does this mean for organizations that rely on generous donors? Aim at the Heart All nonprofits have …

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When Retirement Isn’t What You’d Hope’d it Would Be.

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From the outside, Marilyn and Larry Johnson had it all. Following wildly successful careers, the couple sold their computer business to a Fortune 500 company and retired. A decade later, they admitted their lives weren’t complete. They lacked purpose. With much prayer and patience, the Johnsons learned that God had big plans for them to live and give wholeheartedly. 

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Investing in Black Charities: 5 Principles for Giving across Racial Lines

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How can we use our call to generosity to address inequality and seek justice? Our friends at National Christian Foundation originally published the following post on their blog that outlines 5 principles for effective, empowering giving.  As followers of Jesus, many of our hearts are being called to a new level of commitment in the fight against racial injustice. But …

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How an invitation led to flourishing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shaw Thomas was intrigued. She’d been invited to join Women Doing Well for a Yale University course on happiness with a biblical perspective. So she prayed. According to Shaw, CEO and Executive Producer of The Iconist: The Art and Science of Standing Out, “God didn’t say ‘No,’ so I said, ‘Go!’”  Her decision made, Shaw immediately thought her friend, Ruia Kontos, would enjoy the course. So she invited her. Ruia …

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A Daughter’s Journey to Wholehearted Generosity

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I’ve long known that the Lord wants us to be generous with our time, talents, and resources. However, I only recently came to understand and embrace the purpose and power of generosity.  For twenty years, I climbed corporate ladders. My career progressed and the world poured praise on me. My work was valuable. It gave me a sense of pride and …