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Should You Tithe Off Your Gross or Net Income That is the Question

Sometime ago a friend asked about tithing “Are we supposed to tithe off our gross income or net income?”

“Why do you ask.” I responded? “Because someone in church said tithing off your gross income is not biblical."
“I tithe off my gross income, since it is my “increase.” It is the amount I physically receive in my bank account.”

"I don’t consider the “net” amount a part of my increase since I did not received it, the government did."

Some may not agree but that’s O.K. since giving is based on one’s faith.
If you have faith to give off your net income, go for it! 
If you have faith to give off your gross income go for it?
Just give! 
God really doesn’t care whether you give off your gross income or net income as long as it comes from your heart. (2 Corinthians 9:7) 
He cares if you give willingly. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Paul said we should give as we have purposed in our heart. He encouraged believers to give cheerfully and not out of grudging obligation.(2 Corinthians 9…

Crunchy, crispy, juicy: 5 warm comfort foods featuring apples

(BPT) - As the leaves change and the nighttime air takes on a chill, our thoughts naturally turn to warm, delicious foods that offer an element of comfort on a chilly autumn night.

Some comfort foods are hugely rooted in nostalgia. Others are just so enjoyably crispy, crunchy, chewy, sweet or savory, they bring a smile as soon as we tuck in.

This time of year, the ultimate comfort food is any warm dish featuring the flavorful, crunchy apples that are among the best parts of autumn. Pick up a bushel of your favorite variety at Meijer stores this fall, then slice 'em and dice 'em to create one of these tasty (yet easy) autumn favorites.

* Apple and cheddar pasta bake: For a main-entrée version of apple pie with cheddar, create a sauce by sautéing two cups of chopped, peeled, tart cooking apples with 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion and 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in 3 tablespoons flour, 3 teaspoons thyme, salt and pepper, 1/2 cup apple cider, and 2 cups of whole milk, melting in one …