From category archives: Inspired Development

Generosity

Ask 5 Questions About How You Steward Your Money

Ask 5 Questions About How You Steward Your Money

Our finances can spark some of the greatest feelings of disappointment. I have been through some very difficult financial struggles. And not only did I fear being unable to provide for my family. I also felt the weight of what I perceived as failure.There is a reason so many cite financial disagreement or stress for their divorces today. Finances have the power to bring something out of us that exposes our deepest fears.Let me be clear, some of you may have already settled the role money plays i ...Read more »
Courage to Lead

Courage to Lead

We live in an economy of fear and uncertainty. An economy that tempts us to be afraid as well.  An economy that taunts us when we think about generating excitement and slows us from starting a capital campaign. I want to remind you to be strong and courageous!  Remember that we serve a God that is not bound by our economy and a Savior who is never unsure about our future.  Take heart, and do not give up!  I know that it is challenging right now, but wherever there is fear, ...Read more »
Is There More?

Is There More?

In my last blog I shared how a chance meeting with a homeless man and his sign spurred me to have a focus change. As you remember, I am unofficially changing my title: I am now a “generous living consultant”, I am excited about how this new focus will change our conversations. And, it only makes sense that with my new title a new format for this blog would emerge, one that supports our new conversations, and this is it, a new blog: A conversation starter from the generous living consultant. This ...Read more »
Are we too smart for our own good?

Are we too smart for our own good?

I was reading the rebellion in II Chronicles 10 – 36. And throughout the recorded history I saw the same theme. Israel had learned how to control their religious duties, acting as though they had figured out God and in the process lost a passion to worship Him. There were of course, brief historical moments of revival among the people, but for the majority of the story it is not a pretty picture. And I believe, that like Israel, we have allowed ourselves to be deceived into thinking we kn ...Read more »
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Linda Cunning11/16/2018