(Proverbs 15:16 KJV) Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
As I approach retirement this strikes a bell. One of the accepted truths is that you have less income when you retire than when you are working. I expect that will be true in my case. We are running the numbers and I can see I will not be buying a new Lexus soon. That doesn’t mean much to me because I would not have bought one anyway. I am acutely aware that I will be doing better than many people who have worked all their lives. I didn’t plan it that way but the paths I feel the Lord led me down put me here with a teacher’s retirement instead of the social security that my dad had.
My father was self employed and not a great businessman. He was a model of integrity and never lacked for work. His example raised four sons of integrity. He never had a lot but he had enough. My mother lived on social security and was able to keep her head above water. With that example I know that life can be good regardless of the income.
So? God will provide. It may not be the way I would have planned it. It will be enough to live a blessed life. Thanksgiving in April is always a good thing.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Sign up for anything and everything that you even THINK you might get. You've worked all your life and deserve it. Otherwise, they'll just have more to give to those younger folks who are UNWILLING to work.
I understand. I will. It is a sad place to be.
Grace and peace
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