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An Accidental Offering

A Conyers, Ga., resident is out $6,500 after his plan to hide a wad of cash backfired. After 27-year-old Devon Silvey sold his car, he took the cash to his mother’s house for safekeeping. Rather than tell his mom about the money, Silvey hid it in an old Mickey Mouse tumbler. When he returned days later, Silvey discovered the mug missing. Silvey’s mother had put the mug and other clutter in a box and taken it to a Goodwill store.

“That mug had literally sat in our cabinet untouched for about 15 years,” the mother told Newsweek, adding that she felt like “the worst mom in the world.” Goodwill apparently then sold the mug without checking the contents. Silvey’s mother is now asking the person who bought the mug to return the money.

Possible Preaching Angle:

When it comes to handling our money, some of us are careless, giving little thought for the future. God is most pleased with those who handle their money wisely and give deliberately (1 Cor. 16:2) and joyfully (2 Cor. 9:7) to God.


Krieg Barrie, “Accidental offering” WORLD Dispatches/Quick Takes (3-2-19), p. 16

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