Weddings and Money

Q:  Why do we spend big money on weddings? 

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My friend’s daughter is engaged so they’re planning the wedding and everyone is STRESSED!  My friend doesn’t have much money to spend on the wedding but wants to give her a scaled down wedding package.  The basics; a wedding dress under $600, cake for around $200, small rehearsal dinner and so on.  Even the small package is too much for her.

There’s nothing wrong with a nice wedding.  It’s a special occasion and one of huge importance.  It’s this desire to have what we can’t afford that is a problem.  I see my friend who’s already stressed out from constant money problems and now there’s a wedding to pay for on top.  I just learned that there’s such a thing as wedding insurance!  I can’t help but think why do we have expensive weddings that put us in stress hell and financial jail?

My great great grandparents were poor immigrant farmers who came to this country after the Civil War.  They got married by a Justice of the Peace, wore what ever clothes they had, did not have a ring, no cake, no champagne, no rehearsal dinner, no honeymoon and….. they stayed married!

Although, they’re grand children got divorced.

Daily Bread Update #4

Luke 11:3,Give us each day our daily bread.”

Financially, things are getting tougher since I’ve made little money in business.  However, God is feeding me.  I bought a few food items and paid cash this week.  I could have bought lots more and charged all of it but I didn’t want to nor did I feel good about such an idea.  Besides, I’m late on my credit card payment.

Every day and night, I ask God to give me my daily bread and He continues to do so.  A good neighbor who likes to cook gave me several meals this week along with cookies.  I’m thankful for those little things that make life sweet.  Little sweets give me a touch of enjoyment in a basic staples world.  The Lord gives me more than bread.

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