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Monthly Archives: August 1996

Taking Action

A friend recounted a story as we were discussing the topic of trusts. He said it was one of the earliest gifts of someone else’s trust in him that he can remember. To this day 25 years later it still is a tattoo on his heart regarding the enormous value […]

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Cultivating a Public Life

I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people … in your midst, O Jerusalem. PSALM 116:18-19 Some aspects of our spiritual lives are private, but the greater portion is to be lived out in the presence of other people. A public life does […]

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Staying True: Mission Matters

When I talk to leaders of generosity organizations about the need to do good and stay viable (competencies 1 and 2), it’s usually an easy sell. They get it. They’ve already thought about these two aspects of their organizations. What they haven’t thought about so much is the third competency: […]

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What’s in a Name?

Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory. PSALM 115:1 Names matter. They matter to us, and they matter to God. Adam, Eve, John the Baptist, Jesus. God at times changed a person’s name to emphasize a hidden quality. Abram became Abraham, Jacob […]

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