It’s the Sunday of a LONG weekend here, and it is very quiet, except for the noise of my soon to die Refrigerator (when the milk freezes, you know it’s time to think about a new appliance).
Stewardship at our Church is measured in many different ways, and this week they asked me how much time I spend doing “I.T. to God” (supporting the computers) and I made a rough estimate of the number of hours I spent (which my wife claims is a gross underestimate). Why are they doing this? I think it is mostly so they can understand just how much time their volunteers put into the Church, because money is not the only gift that you can give your Church, in fact it’s only a small part of what you should be giving your Church. I like working on the computers, so for me it is a gift that pays many dividends for the giver.
Time, as I am learning, is a sparse commodity for all of us, and given all of life’s interesting things to do, if you can donate some of your time to your Church or favorite charity (and maybe some of your skills), that is a very worthwhile gift. Remember to read my postings about Bill Surfing as well to learn how to ensure you pay your Church as well as your bills in an orderly fashion.