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Financial planning covers a wide variety of money topics including budgeting, expenses, debt, saving, retirement and insurance among others. Understanding how each of these topics work together and affect each other is important for laying the groundwork for a solid financial foundation for you a...
06/25/2008
Take a Proactive Approach to Stop Identity Theft in Its Tracks You've heard about identity theft in the news, and if you're like most people, you probably think it will never happen to you. While there is a good chance that you'll never experience this unfortunate situation, it only takes one mis...
06/25/2008
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Creating a budget may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world to do, but it is vital in keeping your financial house in order. Before you begin to create your budget it is important to realize that in order to be successful you have to provide as much detailed information as possible....
06/25/2008
As I was studying the scriptures this afternoon, I outlines some notes while reading about Paul's trials and the thorn in his flesh. 2 Corinthians 12: 1-10 I. Theories concerning Paul's thorn in the flesh A. John Calvin-spiritual temptation The temptation to doubt, to be lazy in his walk, to be p...
06/22/2008
For those of you who have subscribed to my blogs, sorry for being late with my blogs the last couple of days. Hopefully this one will make up for missing a couple of days. Todays blog are some notes I made recently when my wife and I led a marriage conference. Romance has become a lost art in tod...
06/22/2008
Make Yourself Available Men are taught to hide their feelings as a sign of strength and masculinity. But when it comes to loving and being loved, that belief is a sure fire guarantee of isolation, loneliness, and depression. Show up, because only what you show is available to be loved. Honesty is...
06/19/2008
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I was thinking through the different places i have traveled around the world today and was looking through some pictures as well. Perhaps each Wednesday i'll devote to overseas travel thoughts and talk about some of my trips and adventures. You can't travel overseas, venture off the main roads an...
06/18/2008
The more I think about it, the more I realize how essential patience is to our lives. People need to have patience with themselves, tough situations, and other living beings. With patience comes hope, courage, peace, and the strength to go on. When you become frustrated with yourself, or a life s...
06/17/2008
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Thanks to all who responded so warmly to my last blog. This week the youngest of our children moved, though not too far away. She's staying local for college and this daddy is real pleased with that as this little girl is really special to me. So here's some introspectiuve ramblings about what's ...
06/11/2008
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 Many know about my love for not only coffee, but for the written word - I love reading books. While I fully use the internet for just about everything possible, I still buy books - that's right...I still buy books...off Amazon.com and have them delivered to my home. I so look forward to receivin...
06/05/2008
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Random thoughts each day just to keep it interesting. Or I may bring some order to what I blog on each day. Or I may not. Just to keep you on your toes!