"Too often we as parents do not teach and encourage our children to live this law because their contribution only amounts to a few cents. But without a testimony of tithing, they are vulnerable. In their teenage years, they become attracted to clothes, entertainment, and expensive possessions and risk losing the special protection that tithing provides." (Robert D. Hales "
Isabel was really excited last month when she got money from the tooth fairy and for her birthday. She asked us for an envelope so she could pay tithing on it to the bishop. At the time, we didn't have any envelopes laying around, so we told her that we'd get one for her later. It's been a couple of weeks now, and it's just slipped my mind.
I came across this quote today, and am taking it as a call for action. I'm going to go swing by the bishop's house or the church and pick up some tithing envelopes. Tonight we'll have our lesson on tithing. We've had lessons about this before, and its always one of their favorites.
Isabel in particular likes it when we get the money out, and she can determine what 10 % is. The fact that Isabel had the desire to pay her tithing shows me that she's understanding and gaining a testimony of this principle on her own. What a sweetheart. She has such a desire to do what is right.