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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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Our Own Worst Critic

We’re often our own worst critics: If only this aspect of my appearance were different…I wish I did this particular thing better….when will I get this part of my life right But our loving, generous God doesn’t see us that way. He sees His beloved and chosen ones. And when we live in that freedom, […]

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Tim Keller on Biblical Generosity

What does it mean to truly give freely? Can we give in a way that is shockingly generous? At Generous Giving’s Celebration of Generosity conference this April, attendees heard from Dr. Tim Keller as he shared how the Bible describes generosity and the implications it has for all of life. Watch this short video at […]

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Connection and Community at a Women Doing Well Training

This spring, Beth Reed hosted and attended a Women Doing Well Retreat Facilitator Training. The women at this event connected in a significant way during their weekend getaway and continue to stay in touch with each other. She shared with us about her experience and the lasting community that’s followed. This March, you trained to […]

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With This Ring…I Can Change the World

It’s wedding season and a good time to be reminded how a wedding ring can change the world. This post, originally published in July 2016, does just that by showing us how one act of surrender led to something truly significant.  “With this ring…” They’re words you hear at every wedding ceremony. The wedding ring […]

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