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When Purpose and Passion Come Together

40.3 million.   That’s the estimated number of human trafficking victims across the world right now.   25% are children.   75% are women and girls.   Estimates for victims in the United States number in the hundreds of thousands.   Every one of those numbers has a name, a face, a soul. Every one bears the image of God. Every one needs recovery and restoration.  That’s what motivates Debbie […]

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Your Guide to the Giving Season

We’re entering a season filled with opportunities to give, from the local soup kitchen to ministries with a worldwide presence. What are some ways we can approach these opportunities with intention, joy, and wisdom? This post, originally published by National Christian Foundation, offers some insight, along with a downloadable guide to help you plan your year-end giving.   The end of the year is […]

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How God Uses Our Purpose & Passion

This post was originally published on our blog in August 2018. We hope these words from Della Moya inspire you to see how God is using your purpose and passion.  There is such depth and significance to the word “passion.” The more I grow in my faith and become wiser spiritually, I see the passion God has for His Son, Jesus Christ. I think about the passion Jesus had to […]

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Need a Nudge?

This post was originally published on our blog in 2017.  Recently Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in Economics. He demonstrated that economists have based their conclusions on a fundamental misconception: that human beings act rationally when making decisions. This is true even when faced with financial decisions. We don’t always make decisions that are […]

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Mr. Hinson’s Gift

I dropped my transistor radio again. The last time, Mom and Dad paid for its repair, but I knew that if I told them I’d done it again, I would be punished and the radio would stay broken. When Mr. Hinson, a neighbor, and deacon at my church, learned of my problem he offered to fix […]

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4 Questions to Help You Find Your Purpose

The two most important days in your life are the day you were born…and the day you find out why.   Mark Twain   Knowing why we exist and taking steps to live that out makes all the difference in living and giving for God’s glory.   Think through the following questions as you consider how God […]

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When Giving Doesn’t Make Sense

What do you consider wise giving?  We had a great conversation about this topic at a recent Women Doing Well retreat and I had the opportunity to share this giving story with the group.  Several years ago my husband and I designated a portion of our giving plan to include spontaneous giving. These usually aren’t […]

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Could We Really Be “Careless in the Care of God”?

Our to-do lists are long and, often, our to-worry-about lists are longer. But, as our friend Sally Lloyd-Jones encourages us in this post originally published on her website, we can leave those concerns in God’s loving hands, because He cares for us.   “Careless in the care of God.”  That’s a phrase I’ve read many times […]

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