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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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End of the Year Sign Off

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Generosity is an essential activity this year. Is your joy meter low? Are you tired and weary? Me too. We just went through a global pandemic and while there are promising vaccinations, it feels like we are on mile 21 of a marathon. Just far enough from the finish line to need some encouragement. As we wrap this year, I …

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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 …

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The Power of Story

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I graduated from college in Boston with a degree in journalism and a rather grandiose idea that I might be able to change the world through media. Pursing my dream job, I packed up my Honda Civic with my life’s belongings and made the drive to New York City. Along the way, I had two distinct emotions. One was excitement because …

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Why You Should Feed Your Marriage with Generosity

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Generosity isn’t just about money. It also has to do with the ways we relate to each other and the world around us. That’s especially evident in marriage. This post,  originally published at National Christian Foundation’s blog,  takes a closer look at what generosity in marriage looks like and how each of us can give more generously to our spouses.   …

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The Power of One Dollar

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We live on a short cul-de-sac in an established neighborhood and are the only residents on the street who haven’t lived here for more than 40 years. When we moved in four years ago everyone was quick to introduce themselves and welcome us to the community.  Our two boys often play in neighbors’ yards and we all enjoy chatting from time to time.    One afternoon our youngest, …

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The Power of Hope

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When things started to close down due to COVID-19, my husband and I realized we were going to be in this mode for a long time. We looked at our budget to make sure we were wisely stewarding everything, including monthly memberships and subscriptions. One of the things we noticed was our son’s tae kwon do class. While not a lot of money, it something he wasn’t going to attend for the …

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4 Lessons From the Women who Followed Jesus from Galilee

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Names like Peter, James and John come quickly to mind when we think of Jesus’ disciples. But there was with them Mary, Joanna and Suzanna who were also followers and funders. Many came from places of status and were able to leverage that influence to financially support His ministry and serve alongside Him. This likely came at personal cost. After all, why …