Is anyone else really worried by how closely some churches track who gives what and when? I really took the admonision not to do things for the approval of men to heart. I freely admit, I have not always tithed as I should, but even when I tithe like I should, I tithe cash about 90% of the time, and I don't use those little envelopes. It is between me and the Lord. My daughter ALWAYS tithes, and does it the same way. No checks, no envelopes. Its between her and God. And it has caused church gossip in one church I attended. I just happened to walk into the right room at the wrong time and hear someone make the comment that I don't tithe. I said, "Actually I do. I just don't feel the need to deduct God off my taxes like He is a dependent." Also - I'm a little miffed at the people in the church who think if they write a large check they don't have to tithe their time or talents.