Manic Monday for March 10, 2008

What’s your favorite thing to spend money on?
If you could retire tomorrow what would you do?
Should anything be censored and if so, what and why?

I may have an unorthodox view of money, but I have to admit that I don’t really have a favorite thing to spend it on. To me, money is a tool, and it’s used to take care of needs, whether those needs are mine or not is mostly irrelevant. I truly believe that God places money in our hands in stewardship, not owning, and that we are responsible for using it in ways that will glorify Him. I believe that he also places those in need in our path so that we can minister to them in His name–Jesus with hands on, if you will. This is not to say that we should never have fun, because ya’ll know I have fun. And I buy stuff just because i want it and I can. But if I know my neighbor needs food, and I spend money on frivolous stuff instead of helping him, I’ve done wrongly. Of course, I’ve also noticed that if I help the neighbor, that money ends up being replaced and I get my frivols anyway. God’s like that.

Travel! If I could retire tomorrow, it would be because I had enough money to travel, and that is exactly what I would do.

Yes, some things should be censored. Parents ought to be able to control the materials their child comes in contact with until at least the mid-teens. Message board owners shouldn’t have to countenance any horse’s ass who decides to drop by and cause trouble. None of this applies to the government doing the censoring. All of this applies to personal property rights (the boards) and fiduciary trust (the children).

2 thoughts on “Manic Monday for March 10, 2008

  1. Hi Cass, I normally do not comment on the first blog post on the site, but this one hit home. I agree 100 % that we are stewards of the money God gives us and if we do not return him 10% to further his work he does not add to our wealth. Since I have retired I find that God does indeed provide what we need. I have been trying to supplement our income with some online endeavors because of rising prices and we seem to come out even at the end of each month as everything goes up. Thanks Fred & Barb

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