Screen Shot 2015 09 10 at 11.18.01 AM What is Risky Generosity? Meet a Contessa who Changed the World.

What is Risky Generosity? Meet a Contessa who Changed the World.

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It was a dangerous time in the life of the country. In the 1930’s and 40’s, the church in Germany, eager for greater popularity, was swayed by the new political regime. Marches merging church and state chanted: “The future belongs to us! We are the future!” Many young people wondered where they would find their future. In the midst of …

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Exchanging Glances

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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 even bigger. And we’d connect …

Women Managers 3 Reasons You're Good at Managing Resources

3 Reasons You’re Good at Managing Resources

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Women make up over half of the workplace, own more than half of the country’s personal wealth and yet, across the generations, women tend to doubt their ability to manage their financial resources. Approximately 85 per cent of women manage the household checkbook, but the majority feels insecure with their financial future. And yet we know when women apply themselves …

What's Your Giving Style?

What’s Your Giving Style?

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On my journey of giving, I’ve experienced a tug of war with treating symptoms or going to the root problem. When I think of a doctor, while she treats the symptoms, she quickly addresses the root cause. Both are critical. But when I dream about a world with less pain and more hope, I’m hyperfocused on addressing root causes. However, …

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Meet Biola University’s Ruby Women

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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. In one report, the ladies …