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True Words of Grace and Hope

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I’d like you to meet my daughter.  Kalie is 21 years old, a fiercely loyal friend, and an active member of society.  An avid learner, Kalie isn’t just book smart. She studies society, growing and learning by intentionally listening to others. Kalie hears all viewpoints, discovers common ground, and uses this to build bridges out of thin air. Kalie is …

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Listening for What’s Next

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As we live and give in God’s image, he often asks us to make uncertain pivots. For Ami Campbell and her family, one of those pivots led to Tanzania and becoming deeply involved with ministry there. She shared this story with Women Doing Well a few years ago and now returns to give us an update on the places, plans, and, yes, pivots God has been using to grow her faith.   What has your …

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“I’ve Always Loved Sharing”

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I have always loved giving. Some of my earliest memories are of giving: Picking flowers, drawing pictures, wrapping up used toys and giving them to family and friends. Whether to celebrate a special occasion or just because I felt a little nudge from the Holy Spirit, God has wired me love and show His love and compassion through physical gifts, but also through gifts of words and affirmations.    …

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Economic Shutdown: 3 Steps Forward for Every Christian

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It’s not just health news that’s frightening these days; economic news is also grim. As believers, how is God calling us to respond in this time of coronavirus, job loss, and all of the unknowns we’re facing? John Cortines shared this post on Generous Giving’s blog and his Scripture-based insights chart a hopeful course through today’s fear and uncertainty.     After 11 years of steady prosperity, a health pandemic …

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The Generous Eyes of Christ

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On Friday, I took a walk with my sister, my 12 year-old niece, and a few of her young friends. We were somehow trying to stay relationally connected, and socially distanced, all at the same time. My sister asked the children in our group if they were missing school.  “A little,” they said. My niece replied, “I miss my friends….And …

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100% Certain

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Does your giving reflect fear or faith? The answer to this question can help you uncover more about your view of God and live fully in the freedom and peace He gives. Kim King shares more in this blog post we first published in 2017.  Jesus addressed fear quite a few times in his ministry on earth. We understand why. Fear …

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Your Guide to the Giving Season

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We’re entering a season filled with opportunities to give, from the local soup kitchen to ministries with a worldwide presence. What are some ways we can approach these opportunities with intention, joy, and wisdom? This post, originally published by National Christian Foundation, offers some insight, along with a downloadable guide to help you plan your year-end giving.   The end of the year is a time when we feel …

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Need a Nudge?

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This post was originally published on our blog in 2017.  Recently Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in Economics. He demonstrated that economists have based their conclusions on a fundamental misconception: that human beings act rationally when making decisions. This is true even when faced with financial decisions. We don’t always make decisions that are in our best interest. (Reuters, …