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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Daily Bread Update #3

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

At this time, I’m living day-to-day due to money problems.  It’s not what I had in mind but there are far worse situations in which to be.  Every day and night I ask the Lord to give me my daily bread and he keeps answering my prayer.  Last week, people gave me several canned foods and two meals.

Thank you Jesus!

Daily Bread Update #2

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

This week has been amazing!  Each day, I’m asking the Lord to give me my daily bread and he has done so literally.  A friend brought me some bread this week.  I was expecting one loaf, instead it was an overdose of artesian breads from a bakery!

Currently, I’m having serious financial problems including growing credit card debt.  However, I’m trusting Jesus to help me each day.  God answered my prayer.

Daily Bread Update

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

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I’ve been asking God each day to give me my daily bread.  Guess what!  He’s answered my prayers each day.  Seriously, I’m at a very bad place financially now and I have only me to blame.  I screwed up so much to get in this bad place now I’m trusting God to help me get out and leaving all the details to him.

Each day, God has given me what I need and it has not included a credit card. It does include some money, friends giving me food without my asking them.  Not only that but I’m not starving.  I used to think this scripture meant that God would give us just barely enough to live but now I know that is wrong.  He is giving me plenty of what I need and it hasn’t been junk either.

Right now, I don’t really know how I’m going to pay my bills.  I’m working on selling stuff that I have and writing but mostly I’m asking God to help me.  To top it off, I feel calm about my situation.  Once in a while I’ll feel a moment of anxiety and then it’s gone.  I’ll keep you informed of the outcome whether good or bad.

College Debt = Bad Debt

Danger Will Robinson!

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Q:  Why do we think we have to go to college?

Throughout my life, I heard the message, “You can’t make it these day without a college degree.”  Later, the message morphed into, “You can’t make it these day without an advanced college degree.”  I believed what I heard and fell for it all hook, line and sinker.  Now, I’m caught in a fishy net of debt, stress and hating my career that I’m still paying for.  I’m not alone!

A: We think that we have to get college degrees because we all want more money and higher status.  Our society has done a great job of hitting us with the message that we must have a; college degree, big house, new car, vacation, cable TV, an advanced college degree, yata, yata, yata.

Proverbs 23:4-5 Do not wear yourself out to become rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself. 5 When you gaze upon riches, they are gone, for they surely make wings for themselves, and fly off into the sky like an eagle!

Of course, society doesn’t have to work very hard to turn us toward materialism.  Timothy 6:9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  We all long to be rich, affluent and upwardly mobile.

Q: If we don’t go to college what are we going to do, work at McDonald’s?

A: We all need job skills but the problem is college does us no good if we come out deeper in debt than ever before.  Proverbs 22:7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a servant to the lender.  Truly, we end up in a worse situation because we are more of a poor servant than before.

Mark Cuban has been observing and asking great questions about what’s really going on in higher education in his blog, BlogMaverick.com.  He compares the college debt game with the housing bubble and how it is likely to affect our nation and economy in the, closer than we want to think, future.

As usual, Mark Cuban is on the money.  To sum up his post, the money for these expensive student loans comes from the US government as well as much of the money that colleges use to build bigger buildings then raise tuition.  All of this educational borrowing has the same consequences as those easy ARM home loans did and we end up broker.  I recommend reading his article and it’s not all doom and gloom as he does give us some light in a dark place.

Q: Hey, Mark Cuban got a college degree so why listen to him?

That’s a great question!  Cuban earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  He worked as a bartender, dance instructor, and made money selling things to pay for college.  To top it off, he chose the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University because out of all the business schools on the top 10 list of that time, Kelley cost the least!  Now he’s so rich that he’s a shark on Shark Tank (Wikipedia on Mark Cuban).

A: Therefore, Cuban is qualified to give advice about money, college and business.  He’s not saying, don’t go to college instead, DON’T go into debt to go to college.  He also gives us alternatives to traditional college.

Proverbs 13:20  The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Listen to the robot, “Danger, Will Robinson!  Danger in student loans!”