Reclaiming Advent

November 30, 2021

  Thirteen years ago, I stood in the toy aisle of Target considering what to buy our 6-month-old daughter for Christmas. As a new parent, I wanted to offer her the most magical holiday (which I later discovered included playing with boxes and wrapping paper). I was caught in the whirlwind of the Christmas hustle.…

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Ambitious Giving

November 18, 2021

  Beverly Grant’s accountant had never seen anything like it. He thought it was a mistake. His client had given away more money than she earned that year. At first glance, generosity like this appears to be downright reckless, but Beverly Grant made is her goal to be ambitious in her giving. Her radical generosity stems…

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Aligning Family Traditions with Real Values

October 22, 2021

  Although the past eighteen months brought struggles of separation, heartache, and isolation, they also presented opportunities for reflection. We were all forced to step back and ask clarifying questions about the way we live our lives: the time we invest, the financial resources we utilize, the relationships that are most important in our lives,…

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Preparing for the Celebration of Generosity

September 28, 2021

The Generous Giving team is already preparing for the 2022 Celebration of Generosity at OMNI Orlando Resort at Championsgate. We are scheduling a lineup of compelling teachings, testimonials, and spirit-led worship that we hope will inspire you on your generosity journey. This week, our team spent time in the space mapping out logistics and dreaming of the…

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What is an Adventure JOG?

August 27, 2021

A Journey of Generosity is a transformational experience that can be done anywhere! Our JOG facilitators have climbed mountains, boarded boats, and slept in tents to carry the message of generosity around the world. Trey Campbell, one of our most adventurous facilitators, recently led a JOG in Alaska, as a father-daughter / father-son experience that…

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Reflections from the Daughter of a Generous Mom

August 13, 2021

I’m the daughter of a generous mom! When I was twelve years old, my mother took a trip to Kenya that would radically change my life. Before her trip, my life was “normal.” I grew up with my sister and was cared for by two Christian parents with well-paying jobs who loved me dearly. We…

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The Legacy of Leviticus 8

July 20, 2021

For today’s thoughts on generosity, we turn to Leviticus. I know, I know. You’ve heard a hundred sermons on Leviticus, but bear with me! Of course, I’m kidding about all those sermons. We spend very little time in Leviticus. I was recently at a Bible translation event with my co-author, Greg Baumer. Someone made a…

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The First Step

July 13, 2021

Where to Start in Your Journey into Generous Giving An excerpt from True Riches, What Jesus Really Said About Money and Your Heart, written by John Cortines and Gregory Baumer. What is the very beginning of a joyful journey into generous giving? Before diving into the book True Riches, my guess would have been to check off…

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Take Me Where I am Not Prepared to Go

July 6, 2021

Adaptation of  “Excerpts from Elizabeth O’Connor’s Letters to Scattered Pilgrims (1979)”   Oh, God, weaken my knees.   Make me a person bowed   before you. Teach me goodness   and the power of proportionate giving,   so I struggle and wrestle  that my borders be pushed out  and my trust even deeper.   When I consider abandon –   surrender, all that is  an open palm –   Spirit, may…

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Megan’s Story

June 3, 2021

A Wharton MBA’s Step Toward Obedient Generosity Megan Yang grew up in a Christian home where her parents emphasized generosity. Megan continued to give as she grew into a young adult, giving her car to someone in need rather than selling it and giving a portion of her income to the Christian Fellowship at Wharton Business School.…

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