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“I’m Not Very Generous.”

I have a confession to make: I’m not very generous. Most of my life I thought I was generous but really, it was my mom who was generous. She liked to buy nice things for me and everyone I knew so, in some weird way, it felt like I was generous. That would be less […]

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“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

I’ve always marveled that the first financial supporters of Jesus’ ministry included women.  In a culture where women were not highly valued, Jesus helped these first women of God discover their purpose, ignite their passion and initiate a plan for giving.  And like many of us, they liked to give in community too.  Scripture says, “These […]

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Exchanging Glances

As spring returns, I’m taken back to memories from my early years of parenting. In the fresh spring afternoons, I remember looking out the kitchen window watching our girls play outside. Often times, there would come a moment where they’d look up and see me watching them. We’d exchange a glance. I’d smile. They’d smile […]

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Meet Biola University’s Ruby Women

When the story is told of the founding of Biola University in Los Angeles, somehow the “founding before the founding” is left behind. As it turns out, before Union Oil Company’s Lyman Stewart and pastor T.C. Horton initiated the Bible Institute in 1908, their wives Lula and Anna were pounding the pavement in Southern California. […]

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How Do We Steward Influence?

She was orphaned at a young age. A kind uncle made sure her needs were met, physically and spiritually. Nearby, a man of extreme power and wealth had just dismissed his wife in pride and humiliation and with the help of others began looking for his next wife. As the search began, there she was, […]

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What’s It Like to be a Prayer Coordinator?

We talked with Denver Prayer Coordinator Suzanne Chrisman to hear about her experience with prayer and Women Doing Well. How did you come to be the Prayer Coordinator for Denver? In the Fall of 2013, a year before we hosted Inspiring Generous Joy (now WDW Signature Event) (IGJ), I was asked to be the Prayer […]

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