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.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Prayer For Authors

I recently shared this prayer on a facebook cause focused on raising funds for an author to go to the upcoming Littworld conference in Kenya. I hope it blesses you.


Dear God,

I pray for those who have bravely taken up the challenge to share what you have put on their hearts.

I pray that their families would understand the need for quiet times to work.

I pray that they would remember those moments of inspiration when they are caught up in the dry times.

I pray that they would have courage to write what your Spirit puts on their hearts; even when it means hardship.

I pray that You would give them humor, wit, wisdom and creativity as they write.

Most of all help them to see that each word they write is a chance to give You glory for the gift you have given them.

AMEN

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Idea

On our Twitter site, we are sharing 30 Ways to be a Generous Mind in 30 Days. It is a fun exercise and we will be doing a wrap-up of all the ideas on this blog when the 30 Days are up.

Idea 10 was stated this way: "Idea 10: Watch the inauguration and pick out something that needs talked about. Send the quote to some friends and ask for their thoughts."

So here goes: "We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

As I have been processing this thought that Obama shared, I have a few observations. So many times our posture defines our relationships and our interactions. We come into a situation with a frown and arms crossed . . . or conversely we come into a situation with a smile and an embrace. The way that we posture ourselves will impact how people perceive us and will open or close opportunities to us.


Our external posture is simply a reflection of our mental, psychological and spiritual posture. Are we filled with grace, peace, hope and love or the opposites. Ever day I meet people who decide between the extended hand or the clenched fist.


I want my life to be an extended hand . . . what do you want for your life?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

30 Ideas in 30 Days

In our efforts to share practical ways to be a generous mind, we are twittering 30 ideas in 30 days. It's simple: go to www.twitter.com/generousmind and follow our twitter to get these practical ideas. At the end we will document them all on this blog as a summary.

Blessings as you are generous today!