8 May 2013

Support theShovel.net

Submitted by theshovel
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Hello my friends!

Very important

Any donations given to help support the operation of theshovel.net projects are not tax-deductible. That's right, you cannot deduct any gift to theshovel.net as an itemized deduction on any tax forms.

Why I can use the Support

Health Problems

Having recently discovered that I probably have ALS, I could use some financial support to cover the many costs involved in dealing with this. If you are so inclined to support me in this, please make a notation indicating that your gift can be used for my health. You can read more about this here: Dealing with ALS

Website Costs

The costs of running multiple websites can really add up, especially if you have to pay someone else to do it for you. This is where I have been able to keep those costs way down, for I have been slowly teaching myself the ins and outs of website hosting and development since 1998. In the past few years, I have kicked that development into high gear in order to move all my website activity into a new hosting service that I have more control over. Believe me, the learning curve has been intense! LOL. To move from one hosting service to another has required the renting of space from two hosts until it is complete. By the way, the web domains that are part of theshovel project are: theshovel.net, shovelshack.net, shovelshack.org. I am also slowly setting up other websites under the following domains that I have purchased: christcenteredgospel.com, gracebase.com, gracetruth.life, newcreation.life, inchrist.life, and gracenotes.website.

Please note

Giving to theShovel project (aka. ministry) or for my health costs will not provide any added personal benefits beyond joy and gratitude. That's right ... no better standing in the eyes of God or myself, no bells and whistles, no special favors, etc. If that bothers you, giving to help me probably isn't for you. Yeah, I know, I'm not much of a PR man, am I? ;) However, if you would like to help share in the costs of running multiple websites, I would gladly accept and appreciate it. I have created a special PayPal account to make it very easy to donate. You don't even need to have a PayPal account of your own to use it, as it will accept most credit or debit cards. If you don't want to use that option, you can Email Me for more options. Thanks, Jim (aka theShovel)

Random Shovelquote: Bible in view of Christ (view all shovelquotes)

If we were to hear those [Biblical] statements in view of the connected demands as to our new life in Christ, the idea of attempting to constantly review every possible principle in order to do the right thing would never fly. source