These stories are used with permission from Signs Publishing Company. More of these stories can be found in these collections: Ordinary People—Extraordinary God, Ordinary People—Faithful God, and Ordinary People—Generous God

Two dollars more

In 1968, I was a five-year-old Christian in a divided household. My husband was unwilling to tithe, even though our business was run in my name.

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The new job

Several years ago I met Mrs Faithful Member. She was one of several brothers and sisters who together with their families attended a small city church.

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The lost tithe

It was lunchtime on Friday I went to the bank to withdraw cash to contribute my tithe at church on Sabbath. I normally don't take notice of the amount of denominations being counted by the bank teller, but I did take notice and remembered the notes counted out.

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With gratitude

Anne and I were not long married when an evangelist came to our city of Kirkcaldy in Fife, Scotland. We attended every meeting except one.

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God's debt collection?

It happened some years ago--I forget exactly when--but I will never forget what happened. A woman stood up in our church to recommend an idea for Investment stewardship.

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Computers

If I tell you I was happy when computers came in and typewriters went out, you'll easily guess my age. So I won't.

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Moving up

All my life as a 53-year-old, I have paid tithe, and God has provided all my needs. I have had hard times, but I am convinced God knows all about us.

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His faithfulness

I wasn't a Christian very long before I did a church course on the foundation doctrines, during which I was introduced to the concept of paying 10 per cent of my income as tithe. This was hard for me.

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New shoes

Kelly looked with dismay at the soapy water that drenched her uniform slacks and formed a puddle on the floor around her feet. This patient was really trying to make her life difficult!

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A gift from a stranger

In 1956, we had just had our second child and the sharefarm that we worked was about to be taken over by the owner himself. We were out of work and without a home.

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