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The Good of Discomfort

“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9)

Before stepping onto the basketball court, I began to stretch my legs and arms in preparation for the game. As I began to stretch, there was a certain degree of pain or discomfort associated with the stretching. However, I understood that the discomfort was an indicator that my muscles were indeed being stretched.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Housing Finance

It’s easy to get caught up in the theory of not spending more than 25% of your net income on rent, or on housing (which also includes utilities, maintenance, etc). That’s what most financial advisors, and even your next door unqualified expert, will advise you. That theory, nevertheless, would make sense were all other factors held constant. But reality tends to take its own detour.

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Posted by on October 18, 2012 in Personal Finance

 

He Crossed the Rubicon

The die is cast. ~Julius Ceasar

It wasn’t easy, to make a resolution that ultimately changed the course of his life, a decision that involved leaving the confines of employment and journeying forth into the unknown frontiers of a purpose driven life. It wasn’t easy, the treacherous course he had chosen to undertake that had left his heart battered and bruised, his mind tortured and tormented, and his mortal being lost in a forest where he couldn’t find a single tree.

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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
 
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