We have been joyfully tithing from our gross income for over 35+ years. We began even before my husband became a Christian (with his permission).
However this year, because we were in search of a new church, we put tithing on hold until we could find a church we could call our home. Continue reading
Like many of you, I learned The Lord’s Prayer (Mt 6:9-13; Lk 11:2-4) as a young child and committed it to memory. I always experienced a sense of unity and peace when reciting it with others at church services, prayer meetings, and various other special assemblies.
But . . . Continue reading
It was a challenging time for us. I was a stay-at-home mother and homeschooler of two. My husband worked full-time to support us. Our finances were tight and the food was dwindling. I wasn’t sure what we were going to do. I prayed and put my trust in God. Continue reading
“Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:8-10 (NKJV)
After about a year of tithing faithfully to our local church, I approached my husband with Bible in tow. “Honey, we are robbing God!” I exclaimed. “How can we be robbing God if we have been paying tithes on every paycheck?” he asked, totally confused. Continue reading
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36 – NKJ
Each year, around the months of Nov and Dec, I earnestly pray and ask the Lord for a word that describes what the upcoming new year may have in store, what my response should be to the situations I may have to face, and in what areas of my life does the Lord want to bring change. I also ask God to confirm that word so that I know it was indeed from Him and not just something I made up in my own mind. Continue reading
“The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out from among them.” Exodus 7:5 NRS
Frogs. Hundreds of them. They covered the two-lane road we were traveling on. Pop, pop . . . pop, pop, pop. “Dad, please stop!” I begged from the back seat, horrified at all the frogs our car was running over. “Honey, there’s nothing I can do about it,” my dad said. “They’re everywhere!” I overheard him telling my stepmother that he had “never seen anything like this before.” Continue reading