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Treasures in Darkness

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Getting ready for bed one evening, I felt something odd in my left ankle. The next day I had difficulty putting weight on the foot but an X-ray showed nothing broken or fractured. By the following evening, the pain became excruciating.    Little did I realize that an unexpected cloud of darkness was about to hover over my life.   The next weeks and months brought more pain and suffering than I have ever experienced. My physical, emotional, and spiritual …

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Welcome Abundance

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Is it my imagination or does it appear as if the world is in full-blown scarcity mode? “Not Enoughness” runs amok. Fear is in the air like oxygen.    Scarcity began knocking on my door early spring of this year. On March 1, my husband and I released a 30-year ministry assignment of church planting and pastoring in local churches. The transition was exciting, yet this major life change registered in my emotions and body as loss. Five days after this …

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The Illusion of Simplicity

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I don’t know about you, but these days I feel an overwhelming urge to get everything in order. I have a yearning to declutter so I can live the “Simplified Lifestyle” that feels like the ideal we’ve been invited to chase these strange days. So I chase.   As I continue to spend a great deal of time on my job and my people, I also declutter—moving from garage, to pantry, to bookshelves, to …

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Is it All Well?

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It’s the time of year we chart out plans and identify goals for the months ahead. Have you thought about how rest fits into your preparation for 2020?   Author, speaker, and leadership coach Jo Saxton offered these thoughts on rest in a recent newsletter. You can get more of her wisdom by signing up to receive her newsletter on her website or …

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The Joy of Living Generously

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Where My Story Starts My parents divorced when I was eight years old. My father was independently wealthy and my mother married a teaching tennis pro. As my sister and I went back and forth between the two households, I experienced no talk of money at my father’s house and many references to a lack of money at my mother’s …

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True Colors

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At a recent Women Doing Well Signature Event in Darian, Connecticut, the leaves outside were turning the brilliant colors of fall. More than 180 women gathered to hear the powerful message of living a life of purpose and passion and having a plan for a generous life. In the mix was our good friend and author, Sally Lloyd Jones. We hope you enjoy …

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Discovering Your Family Money Tree

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Where do your money beliefs and behaviors come from? How have other members of your family influenced your attitudes about earning, saving, investing, giving, and spending? Year-end provides a great time to evaluate where you have been and where you may be going. Like most women I know, I have worn many hats. I am a daughter, a mother, a …