Debt Elimination

With everything going on, where should we focus our attention?

The world is in a mess. Every day there seems to be something to disturb or shock us! Operation Warp Speed resulted in vaccines for the novel virus COVID-19 in months instead of years. However, there are concerns about the safety and the efficacy of these miraculous developments. The New York Times published an article worrying, “it’s unclear how well they will curb the spread of […]

2021-01-18T18:47:06+00:00January 18th, 2021|

Lessons to treasure as we all move on from “a year to forget”

Recently, I have noted people saying they were glad to see the coming new year and the end of 2020. Yesterday, I listened to a friend tell the congregation, “Never before have I thought that I was really glad a whole year was over…but if I am honest…I am glad 2020 in is the rearview mirror.”\

We would never wish another world pandemic on anyone. Vast changes in […]

2021-01-04T19:29:56+00:00January 4th, 2021|

It’s time to examine ourselves and prepare for the future

December of 2020 is not only a time to eagerly await turning the calendar, this is the opportunity to take our final exam. How have we conducted our lives, and how will we prepare for the coming days ahead?

It is worth noting Rodgers and Hammerstein didn’t include final exams in the lyrics of “My Favorite Things.” I endured examinations as a student, often murmuring along with fellow […]

2020-12-07T18:19:23+00:00December 7th, 2020|

Charting the course of retirement: What will it cost?

One of the famous segments of the 1987 play and 1989 movie Driving Miss Daisy is the trip to Mobile to celebrate Miss Daisy’s brother’s birthday. Holding firmly to the map in the back seat, Miss Daisy became confused, told Hoke to make a wrong turn, and they found themselves far off the planned route. Even now, with GPS units built into a phone or automobile, we […]

2020-10-26T15:16:31+00:00October 26th, 2020|

Avoiding the sound of “splat” while accepting risk

Last week, we posted thoughts on the necessity of accepting risk into life. God wants our heart, our mind, and our life open to others. This openness places us in a position where our feelings can be hurt, our emotions can erupt, and our lives can seem crushed. Opening ourselves also allows God to use the talents he has given us to bless others. It allows the […]

2020-07-30T12:43:00+00:00July 30th, 2020|

Everything You Need to Know About Budgeting – maybe!

Hey, we know budgeting is no picnic. It can be (and has been) described as difficult, laborious, painful, tough, tiresome, galling, onerous, and perhaps a gargantuan pain in the neck! That is why there are creators of software, apps, and plans always trying to create something that will make it easier and more understandable. Significant profit potential awaits the creator of the software/app that reviewers tout as […]

2020-06-15T16:25:58+00:00June 15th, 2020|

If retirement isn’t on the burner, it needs to be!

Retirement is a difficult subject for younger generations. The entire concept seems a bit foggy and out of focus. For someone who has recently begun a career, planning a vacation or the next date is more exciting. Saving is challenging when there are student loans to pay and graduate school begins soon. Planning for a stage of life 40 years away may seem tiresome for couples who […]

2020-05-27T01:17:55+00:00May 27th, 2020|

“Freedom, this is what I call freedom”

“Freedom, this is what I call freedom

I wanna say – when you can do what you wanna do

And go where you wanna go…

And live where you wanna live…

And be what you wanna be…

Join what you wanna join…

And work when you wanna work…

Laugh when you wanna laugh…

When you can buy what you wanna buy…

Dress the way you wanna dress…

Just because you feel the space…

Oh, that’s freedom”

With credit to […]

2020-04-30T23:39:35+00:00April 29th, 2020|