THE RICH FAMILY IN CHURCH

I have never done this before, but this is an awesome story which brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart.

Morning Story and Dilbert

I’ll never forget Easter 1946. I was 14, my little sister Ocy was 12,and my older sister Darlene 16. We lived at home with our mother, and the four of us knew what it was to do without many things. My dad had died five years before, leaving Mom with seven school kids to raise and no money.

By 1946 my older sisters were married and my brothers had left home. A month before Easter the pastor of our church announced that a special Easter offering would be taken to help a poor family. He asked everyone to save and give sacrificially.

When we got home, we talked about what we could do. We decided to buy 50 pounds of potatoes and live on them for a month. This would allow us to save $20 of our grocery money for the offering. When we thought that if we kept our…

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8 responses to “THE RICH FAMILY IN CHURCH

  1. that was awesome – thanks Larry

  2. There’s a lesson there for me that I need to hear (but don’t want too). Therefore, I don’t want to say it now, but I know I will say it: “Thanks Larry, for bringing that one to me.” 🙂

  3. Ben,

    Thanks. I agree.

  4. Don,

    Thanks. A lesson learned saves time later…or that’s been my experience.

  5. Ann

    Thanks Larry

    I can’t seem to get this out of my head. At all.

    Like Don, there is something in here for me to learn. Can’t quite put a finger on it, but I am asking God for revelation.

    Blessings,
    ann

  6. Ann,

    Well, I pray for the revelation to come forth in you. Thanks for your insight.

  7. Wow…..that’s all. Wow…….

  8. Chrystal,

    I had the same thought: wow!

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