The other night I said something that I never would have imagined saying in my life. I asked Joanna how she got toothpaste on her bottom. She replied "I was brushing my teeth." Because, you know, that completely explains it! :)
Also, today was payday for Daniel which means budget balancing time. (Always fun. ;) It does give great opportunity to really see God at work as our Jehovah Jireh - Provider. He has in numerous ways proven Himself to be ever faithful in this area. Oftentimes we don't know quite how it all balances out. Don't get me wrong, we do have to shave things from the budget sometimes and tighten our belts, but we've never been unable to pay our bills.
We are big believers in tithing. I was raised with a dad that always wrote our tithe check first and somehow everything else would work out. Daniel also is a big giver, usually more than me. He likes to go above and beyond. :) Oh, sometimes it can look so tempting to skip it or lessen it, but honestly my conscience can not do that. We have never regretted our tithing decisions. We have only experienced blessings from it, and I'm not talking just monetary.
In this current economy the idea of tithing can sound a bit ridiculous, when you are feeling squeezed from all sides, but I would encourage you, if you're a believer and not tithing, just try it for a month. I believe tithing is the only thing mentioned in the Bible where God specifically tells us to test Him. (Malachi 3:10) You will reap great blessings!