I don’t believe there are any.  Starving Artists.  Not really.  I mean, we say we’re scraping by, or “broke”, but I haven’t seen any distended bellies (except for beer bellies) on artists around here.  We’re rich.  Our bellies are full (too full, most of the time.)    And even if our bank account isn’t pretty, the great thing is, God gave us TALENT, and that’s why this blog is here.  So we can sell it.  And give.  And maybe we can make sure one mother doesn’t have to watch her baby starve tomorrow.  Now here’s the part that will make this blog super popular.  Guilt trips!  My specialty.  Because God’s pretty clear about what He wants from us.

Malachi 3:8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.

“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’

“In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LordAlmighty.