What is GenerousLife(.net)?

Generous Life celebrates generosity lived in the name of Christ. From the everyday generosity that helps make someone’s bad day livable to the extraordinary generosity that changes lives forever, here at Generous Life we celebrate it all. Generous Life seeks to enable everyone, from philanthropists to everyday people, to live generously, the way God desires.

We want the Generous Life Blog to be your regular encouragement in living your generous life. Here, we will post stories of everyday generosity—the kinds you can use to inspire and inform your own generosity. Let us help you live your generous life today! If you have a minute to spare, take a look around the site. We have magazines for you to peruse, videos and podcasts to view and download, and information on the Generous Life Conference.


  • Withholding Generosity 2
    February 4, 2016hospitality to others

    Withholding Generosity 2 By Mike Stickler Matthew 5:42 Give to the one who asks you, and don not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. As you might be able to see, my thinking on giving to pan handlers or beggars on the streets of the U.S. has made an 180˚ shift over the years. ...

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  • Withholding Generosity 1
    February 2, 2016

    Withholding Generosity 1 By Mike Stickler Proverbs 28:27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses. The other day, I was walking through the streets of downtown with a group of lawyers. It was early morning and everyone had on business attire and power ties, ready for ...

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  • Giving Your Best
    January 29, 2016Giving Your Best

    Giving Your Best By Mike Stickler Exodus 34:26 “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God.” In this verse, the Lord tells Moses how to celebrate the Feast of Weeks and Ingathering. (This is the time of the firstfruits of the wheat harvest.) The idea here is to take the ...

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  • ‘First Fruits’
    January 14, 2016Tree in green field

    ‘First Fruits’ By Mike Stickler Exodus 23:16 “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the first fruits of the crops you sow in your field. “Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field. In this day and age, most of us don’t have a subsistence garden or crop, or ...

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  • Generous Sharing
    January 12, 2016Love to Serve - Generous Sharing

    Generous Sharing By Mike Stickler Acts 4:32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. We are genuinely blessed to be part of a church, which in every way demonstrates, the generous mindset of this verse. Perhaps your church, too, ...

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  • Jesus Can Read, You Know
    January 7, 2016Nothing is hidden from God

    Jesus Can Read, You Know By Mike Stickler Matthew 12:33-37 33 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the ...

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