A Money Desert

A Money Desert

May 11

Disclaimer:  I’ve always hated it when an author starts something with a disclaimer, yet I find that a disclaimer seems warranted for this post.  I’m writing this post to try out an idea and I don’t have any other forum suitable for such a thing.  I’m posting it here in hopes that I can solicit feedback and further refine the idea.  I’m not an economist, so this idea could be...

Partners in “crime”

Partners in “crime”

Dec 17

Today for lunch I went to McDonald’s.  I go there often – it’s convenient for me and I actually like the food.  Today was special, though.  Today I had a plan to carry out.  I could only do it from inside the building, so I went in and placed my order “to go.” As I was ordering, I was also observing the woman taking my order.  I couldn’t place her age, but she was definitely...

Who stole my life?

Who stole my life?

Jun 23

I recently had the joy of getting to spend a weekend with six of my nieces and nephews.  As always, I enjoyed listening to them, playing with them, and experiencing life through their eyes.  Some of the greatest lessons I’ve learned, I learned from children. At the same time, children magnify and reflect back at us our own faults and flaws.  In children, we see our sinful nature lived out...

Give Us This Day: The Blessings

Give Us This Day: The Blessings

Feb 03

I am absolutely in awe of what God has done so far in my fast.  I say “so far” because based on what I have experienced I can’t for a minute believe that He is finished. This year I chose to fast from personal purchases.  I chose this because I wanted to really experience the ways in which God provides for me.  I wanted to be totally dependent on His provision, to see His care, to...

The Unfair Tax

The Unfair Tax

Jan 20

For a long time I have been a big advocate of the “Fair Tax,” a national sales tax that replaces the current income tax.  Based on some things I have read recently I have changed my mind.  I am now opposed to the “Fair Tax.”  It is a sales tax and I have come to believe that all sales taxes are unfair. The idea of a sales tax is simple:  if you buy something then you pay the...

The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test

Dec 29

God has had a lot to say to me lately about waiting. I got to experience an unpleasant reality about myself this morning.  It started with a buy-one-get-one coupon for a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich that would expire at the end of the year.  On my way to work this morning I was hungry, but not hungry enough to eat two sandwiches.  I decided that I’d use the coupon and save one of the...