By now you all know that we don't buy things that are not edible or depletable. But a word needs to be shared about tithing and offerings at church. When we fell under conviction to tithe 10% of our gross income it was many years ago. We believe we have been blessed because of it. No matter our choice to live by this "shopping thin" method, we will not quit giving to our church, either by tithing or by offerings - something given above and beyond the tithe. Initially, I wondered how we would be able to purchase things needed for the church without breaking our rules, but then the words "our rules" hit my like a brick. This method of not spending is something we came up with - The Lord still expects us to fulfill any calling He puts on us and so the decision was easy.
I encourage you to consider tithing if you are not already. If the Spirit is nudging you in this direction, allow yourself the opportunity to be blessed by giving. One can always give their time and talents, but we must also give of that which the Lord has provided in the way of an income and provision.