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Saying “I do” to a Generous Life

It’s the season of shopping from wedding registries and wrapping up gifts like table settings, blenders, and picture frames.   But what happens when you think about wedding gifts a little differently?  That’s what Katherine and Eugene Tsay did. Katherine was introduced to the idea of generous living and giving by a bride who used her […]

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My Poverty, God’s Generosity

I’ve always had more than I need. Materially, I’ve never experienced poverty. Yet God has used a different kind of poverty—season of poverty of spirit and poverty of hope and joy—to show me His generous heart.  As I think about it now, it’s a unique hopelessness when you have everything in the world physically, but […]

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Ignite News: May 2018 Edition

  Ignite News Issue #6 – May 2018           Who doesn’t want to be a cheerful giver?  I can’t imagine a sermon titled, “Give and be miserable.”  This month hear how one woman found a pathway to cheerful in her giving and how another woman turned her pain into joy for […]

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A Generous Legacy

There’s nothing quite like a big milestone to get you thinking about big things. For me, it was my 50th birthday and the importance of leaving a legacy. Knowing I was at a critical juncture of life, I pursued this topic with urgency, examining some of the world’s greatest legacies that inspire and impact generations.  […]

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Can Generosity Change the Way You Think?

Have you ever felt like God is sending you personalized messages to capture your attention or change your perspective?  During a recent Bible study of Romans, I felt like God was speaking to me through a very familiar verse: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your […]

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Uber Generosity: The Unlikely Places Where Generosity Counts

 “There are no ordinary people.  You have never talked to a mere mortal.”  C.S. Lewis (from his sermon “The Weight of Glory”)  I’m in the back seat of a stranger’s car. After pleasant and perfunctory greetings, we travel silently together. I’m using Uber, a creative option for people to share their ride with others (though […]

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Joyful Generosity: It’s Contagious!

When I first met my husband, he was living on the upper west side of Manhattan, a block from Central Park. A mutual friend set us up on a long distance blind date. We talked on the phone every night for two weeks before Tony flew down to Miami to meet me. I loved his […]

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Are You the Spender or the Saver in Your Relationship?

Many marriages have a saver and a spender—and they don’t always see eye to eye. That was true for New York Times best-selling author and nonprofit entrepreneur Conor Grennan and his wife. In this repost from his blog, Conor shares the important lesson he learned about being “the cheap one” and how that changed his […]

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