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Financial ABCs

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A quick reference to a few common terms in the financial world. As with any other arena, finance has its own language. Understanding key helps you navigate the financial arena. If you’ve lived in this world for a while, these terms will be basic. You’ve known and used them for years. But you may know someone who is just getting …

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Learning to Pray

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The National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday of May. Use it to move your prayer life forward. By Shelley Comer Prayer is a gift from God. It allows us to commune with Him directly. To bring our deepest heart needs and greatest joys to the Father.  Prayer is also hard. We struggle to find time to pray. When …

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When Prayer Challenges and Changes (part 2)

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(Read part one of Ruth’s story) It took time for me to accept God’s calling. Remember—I never wanted to write a book. I poked fun at my family members who wrote books. But I couldn’t ignore the call any longer. God overwhelmed me with confirmations to move forward. He gently showed me in a thousand different ways that He wanted …

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When Prayer Challenges and Changes

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I didn’t want to write a book. I wasn’t looking to become an author. My husband, Bob, and I were busy enough raising five children and flipping houses in Philadelphia. Any free time we had was spent renovating our 305-year-old farmhouse. It was an immense project, but we enjoyed it. We were content. Then we had a visitor.  The Big …

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A Broader View of Generosity

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What the generational shift means for the world of generosity. For generations, talk of generosity focused primarily on one thing: money. According to collaborative research from sparks & honey and Morgridge Family Foundation, that’s changing. The change is particularly obvious among younger philanthropists. What does this mean for organizations that rely on generous donors? Aim at the Heart All nonprofits have …

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My Transformation Journey with Women Doing Well

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My husband, Ben, is a financial planner, whose job is to wisely guide his clients’ financial decisions. Thanks to Ben’s work, we’ve had a biblical perspective on money for years. We also gave generously and believed that everything we own belongs to God. Despite my background, Women Doing Well (WDW) got my attention. Why I Said “Yes” to The Doing …

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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 …

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America’s First Self-Made Female Millionaire

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In honor of Black History Month, I did some research about how different cultures approach generosity and came across an article about Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first self-made female millionaire. Intrigued, I began down a path to learn everything I could about this impressive lady.  Born to former slaves, Walker was raised on a cotton plantation during Reconstruction. In her …