Sometimes you start something and then get clear affirmation that this is what you’re suppose to do…
A few weeks after beginning this blog, our church had White Bucket Sunday. The teaching that morning was about the early church and how the people shared everything in common. At the end of the teaching that morning, white buckets were placed around the stage. We were then asked to evaluate our lives right now. Did we have more money than we needed and could share with others? Or did we need money to help cover the bills that were piling up? Either way, we were instructed to come to the buckets; to put money in if we could or to take money out if that is what we needed. I have never experienced anything quite like that before.
…this has become my white bucket project.
A little about me…
I’m a stay-at-home mom to 3 kids (two boys and a girl) and have been married to my best friend Matt for 11 years. We live on 6 acres in the house where my grandparents lived most of my childhood.
With the downturn of the economy, we’ve also had to reevaluate where our money is going. How do we make less money stretch further so we are able to pay our bills and continue to give to others?
This site stems out of that question.
Give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.”
Proverbs 30:7-8 (TNIV)
What we didn’t know when I started Give Me Neither is that we’d be adopting from South Africa. So saving has taken on a whole new dimension in our lives.
My desire is that my life be an outpouring of the love and generosity that Christ shows me. May it not be about me.