Category Archives: Poverty

On Charity and Dire Need: Due Diligence and Wild Abandon

Sometimes we are slow to connect the dots in life. Thankfully, we are sometimes given those “ah ha!” moments, when the path, connecting events and people from long ago to the present, becomes clear to us. Those connections are becoming … Continue reading

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Are You out of Debt Yet?

The question has been raised, and the answer is, in truth, quite simple. No! Not even close! I lost my full-time job on January 5, 2009. The intervening seven years have been very good years in many ways. They have … Continue reading

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The Love of Money

It is often said that money is the root of all evil . . . But that is misquoted. Money is inanimate. It has no power of its own. Power comes from the people who wield it. They use it … Continue reading

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Honest Labor

For those of you who follow my blog, perhaps you will have noticed that my last post was many weeks ago in November. I have been busy! Prayers were answered and much to the relief of all concerned, I finally … Continue reading

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Focus on Happiness

As my dear husband often reminds me, everyone has an opinion. Sometimes I read opinions on Facebook, or internet news, that irritate me. As I love to stir the pot, my opinions may irritate others. I have an opinion about … Continue reading

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Freedom of Choice in Education: part one

From Parochial School to Public School Our daughter started four-year-old half-day kindergarten in a small parochial school with a wonderful teacher who infected her students with eagerness to learn and easily captured their imaginations. An elderly friend once asked our … Continue reading

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The Face of Genteel Poverty

Poverty has many faces. While there are some individuals and families who have been shielded from much of the devastation of this economy there are many who have seen their lives turned upside down financially. Talking about this is difficult … Continue reading

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