Tag: debt

  • Present or Future Focused?

    No President will get elected on a platform of restraint and cutting back. Political and economic decisions are often made for today without thinking of the future. In South Africa, where I live and work, we are having an electricity crisis. They need rolling blackouts because the demand exceeds capacity. The attemptĀ to shut it down […]

  • The Subtle Power of Entitlement

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    As a believer, a dangerous belief lurks nearby desiring to take root in our hearts. It’s subtle. It creeps in and begins to affect our emotions and our thoughts. Entitlement. Phrases which start with “I” and include verbs like “deserve”, “am owed”, “expect”, and more. This false belief rears its head in many ways, mostly […]

  • A Plastic Community

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    We all have seasons in our lives where we struggle financially. When you live on support or through donations, a regular paycheck does not appear each week or month. Whether business, sales, of the missionary life, some months are good and some are difficult. There are two kinds of people when times are lean in […]

  • Is America Broken?

    On several recent trips to America, my wife and I have noticed the immense pessimism that is surrounding politics and the economy. People feel like America is going down the drain. They complain and lament about the excesses, greed, and injustice they see. Politics is no longer about the best idea, but who (and what […]