The Good News? Or the Bad News?
Go ahead. Think it over for a minute.
I'm guessing you would like to hear the Good News first...
GOOD NEWS! Paying Your Tithing Brings Blessings!
Hubby entered me into AAA's "We Know Disney" Sweepstakes. And I won. Really! I did. I won a Family Four Pack of 2-Day Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland and California Adventure. We had the option of getting the tickets now and using them by January 3, 2011 or getting the tickets in January and using them by May 31, 2011. We chose the latter.
Our kids are very excited. We started saving up for Disneyland a couple months ago. We were using the experience to teach our kids about working hard, budgeting their earnings, and saving for a long-term goal. We made sure to pay tithing on all our earnings. We discussed with our children the Lord's words, given through the Prophet Malachi: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:10)
My kids, remembering our discussion, are convinced that I won because we paid our tithing. Can't say I disagree. ;)
BAD NEWS...Fasting and Prayer Works
Today was Fast Sunday. Hubby and I chose to fast for his Momma to pass soon. She has been slowly dying for four months now. It is not a good situation. The brain cancer is doing horrible things to her.
Our prayers were answered tonight. My dear Mother-In-Law passed on at 8:07 pm. She was only 65 years old.