Debt – A Way Of Life

Debt – A Way Of Life

Deuteronomy 15:6

For the Lord your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.

“…but you shall not borrow…”

I believe God is advising Israel on how to stay wealthy and self-sufficient, as a nation and a people.  I believe God is advising us, on a personal level, on how to stay in control of your life.

I’m not going to get into the amount of debt we have as a country, nor the amount that other countries owe our country.  I guess I just wanted to write about another example of advice and wisdom that has transcended through the ages. Continue reading

Debt – A Way Of Life

Debt – A Way Of Life

Deuteronomy 15:6

For the Lord your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.

“…but you shall not borrow…”

I believe God is advising Israel on how to stay wealthy and self-sufficient, as a nation and a people.  I believe God is advising us, on a personal level, on how to stay in control of your life.

I’m not going to get into the amount of debt we have as a country, nor the amount that other countries owe our country.  I guess I just wanted to write about another example of advice and wisdom that has transcended through the ages. Continue reading

Lessons From A Hurricane

Lessons From A Hurricane

What a week it has been.  It is one that I will never forget, nor should I forget.

At the age of 59 years I experienced something I have never experienced before and hope I never experience again.

I have learned valuable lessons, lessons I must never forget.

Last Tuesday was my birthday and on that day the weather forecast became very dim.  On that day Hurricane Matthew was forecast to strengthen to a category 4 storm and head my way.

My wife and I live on the central east coast of Florida and the consensus was that this powerful storm was going to track right up the coast.

A part of me was attributing these forecasts to the weather hype machine and my assumption was we’d get up the next day and the forecast would finally show the storm drifting harmlessly out to sea.  But the next day was worse. Continue reading