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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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My Transformation Journey with Women Doing Well

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My husband, Ben, is a financial planner, whose job is to wisely guide his clients’ financial decisions. Thanks to Ben’s work, we’ve had a biblical perspective on money for years. We also gave generously and believed that everything we own belongs to God. Despite my background, Women Doing Well (WDW) got my attention. Why I Said “Yes” to The Doing …

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Find Your Happiness!

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Summer 2020: The pandemic was in full swing with no end in sight. Happiness did not abound. So when my friend and mentor, Mary Beth Vogelzang, invited me to a class about happiness, titled The Science of Well-Being, I didn’t have to think for long. I said yes. Until then, I wasn’t familiar with Women Doing Well. And to be honest, …

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StrikeForce421: Giving Together

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Many years ago, attorney JoAnne Daudt came across the notion of giving circles. These collaborative groups of givers pool their money, decide together where to donate it, and learn about their community at the same time. By giving together, these groups have a greater impact on causes they care about. The idea intrigued her, and she filed it away for …

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Managing God’s Money

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I see many parallels between the ancient, Biblical role of the steward and that of modern-day Financial Advisor, likely because of my own personal experience serving as a Financial Advisor. These roles require that decisions (or recommendations) be made based, not on self-interest of the one hired to manage the wealth, but on the interests of another – the owner. It’s a sacred …

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The Connection Between Investing & Our Values

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Can where and how you invest make a Kingdom difference? Financial advisor Rachel McDonough says yes. In this blog post, originally posted on her website, she explores the opportunities believers have to influence the world through their intentional investing. The first time my family moved to Kenya and I experienced interacting with street kids in Nairobi, I was 10-years-old. It …

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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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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 …