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StrikeForce421: Giving Together

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Many years ago, attorney JoAnne Daudt came across the notion of giving circles. These collaborative groups of givers pool their money, decide together where to donate it, and learn about their community at the same time. By giving together, these groups have a greater impact on causes they care about. The idea intrigued her, and she filed it away for …

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My Journey Toward Wholehearted Generosity

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As President of Women Doing Well, many assume that I’m naturally generous. That I’ve practiced wholehearted living and giving my whole life. That a life of generosity drew me to WDW.   I wish that were true.  The truth is that wholehearted generosity wasn’t on my radar until I crossed paths with WDW. Sure, I tithed and gave a certain amount to my …

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A Little Made Enough

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As a minister, I can find myself wondering if I’m doing enough. Am I offering enough support to my team? Is the ministry I lead facilitating enough opportunity for students to encounter Christ? Am I praying enough for my students? On top of these concerns that I grapple with on any given day, there exist now the overshadowing concerns about physical health, national well-being, and racial justice. …

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Letting Go of My False Faces

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I wear a false face. Or, to be more specific, I often operate behind identities I’ve created for myself, ones that mask the true face Jesus Christ gave me. Confronting this has been challenging, but it’s also opened the door to reconciliation and restoration. The Spirit’s invitation to shed my false faces led me to John 4:6-29, the story of the woman at the well.  There’s much to be said about this Samaritan woman, living water, and …

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How Are You? Really?

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How many times in a day are you asked “How are you?”? It’s a simple question, one that we often feel compelled to give a polite answer to. Even on a bad day, we’re more likely to answer “I’m fine” rather than to speak truthfully about what is on our minds and hearts. We don’t often see what a wonderful opportunity “How are you?” can be.   Several years ago, Sharla Langston decided …

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I’m Not Fine

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What I need is for everyone to stop being fine. Seriously. I’m just too tired to fake it anymore cause I’m guilty as anyone of giving the “I’m fine,” or “I’m doing well,” knee jerk response, but this season is different.  I became a first-time mom 18 months ago and it has thrown me for a loop. About 6 months ago …

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The Summer 10 for 2020

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Summer’s slower pace makes it a great time to read, listen, and watch. The board and staff of Women Doing Well have some summertime recommendations for you. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have!  To Read  Beginner’s Pluck by Liz Bohannan   “This book was a joy to read. It’s easy to read and really down to earth about Liz’s journey to make good …

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Open your hands to give – and receive

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God is always trying to give good things to us, but we have our hands too full to receive them. Saint Augustine I read the quote above and thought, You bet my hands are full! My pantry is full of pasta and paper goods!   We are currently in a time of scarcity, not abundance. Throughout the day the news …