Thursday, February 10, 2011

Struggles of Faith

I posted before about being a full tithe payer.  There was no way anyone could tell me that I shouldn't be paying my tithing.  I had experienced first hand the wonderous bounties of the Lord when it didn't seem that I would be able to afford certain items.  I was so thankful and in awe how it happened.  It seemed like such a mystery.  But I knew it was all in the Lord's hands.

The past few months I have been really struggling with paying my tithing.  I haven't paid.  I just decided that the Lord would have to understand.  It is funny how when you pray expecting an answer, secretly you might not really want the answer.  Yesterday I prayed deep and hard questioning whether tithing was the answer to many of my struggles and what He wanted me to be doing.  It is funny how answers come, mostly from unexpected sources. 

This morning as I turned on the tv, there was a Joyce Meyer Ministries infomercial on.  I secretly like her preaching.  Why?  She is so straightforward and tells you how it is.  I just love it.  Her talk was on Wisdom this morning.  I was really feeling it.  I wish I couldn't feel that confident to talk in large crowds like she does.  Joyce has this "oomph" about her and is contageous.  It gets your blood pumping in the morning and excited about what she talks about.

Sure enough what subject was brought up in the middle of a this discussion on Wisdom?  TITHING.  She stated how the Lord has commanded we pay tithing and how now days people simply don't pay.  They use excuses about us not having to honor that anymore because it was in the Old Testament.  "You silly thing you.  You're just trying to get out of giving!!"  She said, "I don't believe in tithing either.  I believe in going beyond that!!... We should be prepared to give unto EVERY good work...  Bring all the tithe in the storehouse and see if I will not open the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing so great that you cannot contain it." 

If that isn't an answer, what else is?  hahaha  I know I need to really buckle down and make sure I am paying my tithing more faithfully.  I know that through the obedience of paying tithing, we will be blessed. I won't lie and say it is easy to willingly and happily pay.  However, I know that all things are possible through Him.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Life as We Know It Giveaway

Go to Outnumbered 3 to 1's blog and you'll see that she has a copy of Life As We Know It up for giveaway.  Have I mentioned how much I have been wanting to see this movie?  I saw a commercial and have been wanting to see this since it hit theatres.  Needless to say, I don't typically go to theatres due to the cost, but this very movie had me almost running to go see it. 

"After a disastrous first date for caterer Holly (Katherine Heigl) and network sports director Messer (Josh Duhamel), all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they’ll have to find common ground while living under the same roof. Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks, Hayes MacArthur and Jean Smart co-star in this tart and tender romantic comedy directed by Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood)."

Like Outnumbered 3 to 1, Katherine Heigl is one of my favorite actresses.  She seems so confident and fun.  I love her personality on film.  I really loved her when she played in Love Comes Softly, The Ugly Truth, and who could forget 27 Dresses?  Those are my 3 favorites that she played in. 

I highly suggest heading over to Outnumbered 3 to 1 and enter this giveaway.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


With the current unrest in the middle east, I just heard a news report stating how food prices are going to be significantly increasing.  According to the news report, Egypt is our largest wheat importer.  Normally I don't concentrate and dwell on things that I can't change.  However, with the thought of spending a lot more money on food in the near future, that kind of scares me.  Our budget is already limited.  I have tried the couponing thing and discovered that my offbrand and bargain shopping saved me a lot more than couponing, so that isn't the answer to for me.  What do you plan on doing?  Do you plan on purchasing food now to prepare for these increasing prices?  Anyone scared?