Side Hugging with Jon Acuff
I’m honored to be guest posting for my friend Jon Acuff today.
Jon is a best-selling author of three books, he’s working on his fourth right now and he’s a highly-sought speaker.
I’ve met Jon a few times at various conferences where he’s spoken [see photo insert].
Additionally, he has one of the most popular, satirical blogs on the Internet and it’s humbling to share his platform.
Here’s an excerpt from today’s guest post titled 6 Things Not to Tithe
For the past five years or so, I’ve been the board treasurer at our church. One of the duties covered by that office is counting the tithes or donations after the weekly church service.
I know, I know–the idea of tithing 10% of your income to the church can be controversial. In fact, Jon has written about the challenges he faces since he direct deposits his tithe every week.
But what you might not know about the weekly tithe is that the practice of passing the offering plate, bucket, or double-handled velour satchel (the latter of which resembles a magician’s prop, circa Doug Henning 1970s), sometimes results in non-traditional giving.
Here are six things you might want to avoid “donating” when possible.
1. Origami Folded Cash or Checks
While the ancient art of Chinese paper-folding is a wonderful diversion at children’s parties, it sucks trying to reverse engineer the back folds on checks and Benjamins folded up as tiny unicorns or pelicans. Please reserve and redirect your Avatar paper-bending skills for when you volunteer for childcare duty.
You can read the rest of my guest post HERE.
If you are visiting from Jon’s blog, I appreciate you stopping by!
Here at my blog, I primarily write about family, faith, funny observations or a fusion of those topics.
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