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A man had been down on his luck, strapped financially.
One day, he received $200 anonymously in the mail. He decided to tithe this blessing.
He was looking outside his window from the second floor and below stood this disrumpled, down-and-out looking fellow by the pay phone. Here was an opportunity to put his tithe to direct use.
So, he puts $20 in an envelope and writes on the outside of it "Don't despair," and drops it out the window.
The fellow looks up a little puzzled, but takes it and goes into the phone booth.
The next day, there was a knock on the door, and there he stands, handing him several hundred dollar bills.
"What's this?," the first fellow says.
The disrumpled-looking fellow answers, "It's your share. 'Don't Despair' paid 50 to 1!"
Some persons are concerned about money almost to the point of desperation. A mail carrier tells of greeting a four year old boy who had planted himself firmly in front of his family's mailbox and would not budge. With his feet spread wide and his arms folded, he told the mail carrier firmly, "My mom says she can't TAKE any more bills."
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The visiting preacher was really getting the congregation moving.
Near the end of his sermon he said this church has really got to walk to which someone in the back yelled, "let her walk preacher"
The preacher then said if this church is going to go it's got to get up and run to which someone again yelled with gusto, "let her run preacher."
Feeling the surge of the church, the preacher then said with even louder gusto, "if this church is going to go it's got to really fly" and once again with ever greater gusto, someone yelled, "let her fly preacher, let her fly."
The preacher then seized the moment and stated with even greater gusto, "if this church is really going to fly it's going to need money" to which someone in the back yelled, "let her walk preacher, let her walk."
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A man began to date a woman who had a cat. He loved her but hated the cat. One day he killed the cat, but in consoling her, he said he would put an add in the paper offering a $10,000 reward for the cat.
A friend told him he was being very generous. He said: "When you know what I know you can afford to be generous."
Ted Turner gave a billion dollars to the United Nations. He said it wasn't such a big deal because it only amounted to his 9 months salary
The Sunday School teacher was just finishing a lesson on honesty.
"Do you know where little boys go if they don't put their money in the collection plate?", the teacher asked.
"Yes ma'am," a boy blurted out. "They go to the movies."
--From the Stewardship of Life Website
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