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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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Passion from Pain

Every now and again I hear a story that stops me in my tracks and captures my heart. I heard one last week from a woman named Kim Meeder who runs a horse ranch in Bend, Oregon.    She told of a beautiful relationship with her big strapping father who would throw her on his shoulders […]

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One Act of Obedience, Floodgates of God’s blessings 

This post is part of a series about women’s role in generosity. Read the first post here and the second post here.  Deborah is a successful attorney in the oil and gas industry. She and her husband live in The Woodlands, a largely wealthy planned community in the northern part of the Houston Metropolitan area. […]

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Why Go to a Generous Giving Event?

People often ask me why I go to Generous Giving events year after year. From their perspective, it makes sense to try it once, but why keep going? Aside from the fact that the room is filled with many dear friends, the reason is simple. I like beautiful things. (Read: I struggle with materialism.)  I’ve never […]

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The Courage to Give

This is the second post in a series about women’s role in generosity. Read the first post here.  The daughter of immigrants, Sarah grew up in a family that loved to explore.  Her interest in exploration led her to the oil and gas industry, where she enjoyed the people, the science, the adventure. In fact, […]

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Consider the Why Behind the What You Do!

I grew up in a middle class suburb of Atlanta with married parents, a sister, and two dogs—the classic American family. My parents instilled a solid work ethic in us from the time we were very young. For example, some of my friends were offered money if they made A’s but my parents refused to […]

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7 Ways to be Radically Generous

One of the definitions of the word radical is “very different from the usual or traditional.” What could happen if you applied that adjective to generosity? In this post from Gospel Patrons, John Rinehart offers 7 ways to give that could be considered “very different from the usual.” What is God calling you to?  Generosity […]

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