Are you a Generous Mind?

Are you a Generous Mind? If you are intrigued by the idea, this is a place to explore what it means to you. Our blog focuses on helping you to learn what it means to be generous with what you know. You will find helpful tips and encouraging examples that will inspire you to release your ideas to the world! Find out more at www.generousmind.com.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

YouTube 50

If anyone is really interested to see what missions is doing - there is no better place than YouTube. I run a Missions directory on YouTube and we just hit a milestone of logging 50 international ministries that are publishing videos.

Take a minute to check it out: http://ministrytube.blogspot.com/!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Relentless Generosity

To be generous with what you know takes a relentlessness that is hard to explain.

You have to know two things and believe them strongly:
1. You have something to share
2. Others need to hear it

If you aren't driven by those two statements, then you will struggle to be very generous with your ideas. You will always be coping out and saying things like, "They already know about that." or "My idea isn't that great."

This relentless generosity is not pride, althougth you can fall into that for sure. Instead, it is an understanding that God has given you something that others need.

The reason that relentless generosity is so powerful as you share ideas is that it comes across as passion! That means that people look into your face and know that you really care about this idea and you care that they know it. You are grabbing them by the shoulders and saying, "You need to think about this!"

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Generous Minds in the New Year

All this talk about New Years resolutions is always interesting to us. Why that certain day? You could make goals any time of the year. But for some reason, we as humans are wired this way. We need milestones and key moments that we can look back on and understand.

So here is a thought: Why don't you be generous with your resolutions. Yes, sometimes they are very private so use your best judgement. But what would happen if you shared what was on your heart for a new year?

Well, you might find the following:
1. Supporters to encourage you
2. Fellow resolutionists on a similar mission
3. Better connections with those in your sphere of influence
4. People to celebrate with when you accomplish your goals

Generosity is a wonderful thing because it connects us and gives us a way to live in community. Enjoy a wonderful 2008!