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Deciding Where to Give

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JOY List some of the most joy-filled ways you’ve been generous in your life. List other gifts you have given where you didn’t experience as much joy. Based on your answers to those two questions, what might God be showing you that could inform your generosity journey going forward? GRATEFUL and BROKEN What are you grateful for? What is your …

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The Gracious Gift of Friendship

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Taken from Women Doing Well’s Extravagant God, a six-session study on generous women through the ages, published in 2015. Lydia is a maker and seller of purple cloth. She uses her talent to make a living.  That’s no easy task for a single woman in Bible times, but God’s hand is on her. As a result, her business prospers. Guests …

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Receiving His Gifts, Finding Your Passion

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Taken from Women Doing Well’s Extravagant God, a six-session study on generous women through the ages, published in 2015. In Luke 8, you get a brief introduction to Joanna. We don’t know much about her, but what we do know is intriguing. Her husband is Chuza. Not familiar with him? He’s in charge of managing all of Herod’s estates. In …

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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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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 …

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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 …