While we are working hard on getting out of debt this year, there are some important things we aren’t cutting back on.
One is the money we give to the church and others. A long time ago we learned important lessons about being generous. Even in lean times, we won’t cut back our giving. It’s too important. It enriches our lives and helps transform the lives of others. The church is usually the first thing people cut back on when times get tough. We’re just not wired that way. You either believe God provides for you or you don’t really trust him to do it. We believe he provides.
The other is tipping. If we can’t afford to give a huge tip, we just won’t eat out. Even when we get bad service, our server gets a generous tip. Everyone has bad days. I never know if I’ll meet that person again. If I do though, and I give crappy tips, that’s what I’ll be remembered for and I’ve officially killed any chance to speak into their lives.