I've had so many blessings since I've been diagnosed with leukemia in June, and should have been sharing each of them. This one just struck me to post, I think someone needs to hear it. My husband and I are Christians and had been convicted to not only tithe but give additional offerings and support Christian organizations. Before I got sick, our finances were pretty darn good (thank you Dave Ramsey and Financial Peace University!!). When I got sick, the savings flat vanished and my short term disability is around 35% of what we were making before. Kind of an adjustment, let me tell you! Anyway, my husband didn't feel we could tithe anymore and quit. We didn't really discuss it, I was pretty sure he wasn't tithing, but there always seemed to be more important things to deal with. I felt we should be tithing, but just didn't feel up to discussing it. Last week he brought it up, said he was feeling convicted to give again. maybe not a full tithe, he was still feeling pretty financially insecure, but he gave $100 that Sunday. He said it was very hard to give up that money, and a big step of faith, but he felt okay about it. Okay, fast forward to Friday. I'm in the hospital 250 miles away and our power's doing funky things at home. Since we live in a old mobile home, electrical is kinda on my mind a lot, and I'm freaking out. He gets a neighbor to come over to "help" (translate--call 911 if my honey gets electrocuted) and manages to get it fixed. As the neighbor's leaving, he tells Don they want to help us for the holidays and gives him--you guessed it--$100. The exact same amount my husband stepped out in faith and gave. Honey called me and we both cried over that a while. All through this being sick, I've had to keep reminding myself God is taking care of me. I'm a control freak to some degree and want to take care of myself, but every time I try it doesn't work. Then, God steps in and makes it all work like there wasn't a problem in the first place. So, anyone who has been needing a story of encouragement, or inspiration, or you've been wrestling with a similar issue, I hope this helps you.