A year ago I set a goal to get in better shape.
At my heaviest two and a half years ago I was over 237 lbs. A year ago I was at 229 lbs. I set the goal at the start of the year to get below 185 lbs. Today, I logged in just under 183 lbs. It was a lot of work but certainly feels good to have made my goal and successfully dropped 20% . . .
Planning for the Future Instead of Selling it Out Now
According to MagnifyMoney, Americans who went in to debt for the holidays added an average of $1,054 to their credit cards, store cards, with some even taking out personal loans, payday loans, or a home equity loan.
We did not add debt this holidays, but instead my main Christmas gift to my wife was a meaningful . . .
New Years Resolutions
As the short days and early sunsets remind us daily, the year 2017 is nearly over.
The natural cycles of increasing light and the promise of future warmth make it natural to think about what new foundations for future growth can be made now.
I am making a few New Years Resolutions myself with categories based on the . . .
and it is not what you think.
There is no set dollar amount where wealth begins. Labeling someone as "wealthy" is arbitrary at best. Many who make high salaries carry heavy debt loads and are captive to their own imaginations of what it means to appear wealthy.
The truth about the definition of wealthy is that it is simply spending less than you make. Consistently . . .
best books of 2017
How much time do you spend "relaxing" online with social media, television, or clickhole-like content? More than you probably care to track, own, or admit (unless of course, you are one who has sworn it all off and then, you might just never stop admitting to this fact while making small talk).
A year ago I tried something different . . .
"Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man"
There are moments in life that have our full attention. We are focused, trying our hardest, and everyone is on their best behavior.
But what happens after those moments?
Today Christians everywhere are celebrating the birth of Christ. Gifts are being given, families are spending time together, and memories are being made.
Many . . .
Tensions Between What Really Was and How It Is Celebrated
Modern Christmas celebrations are pretty far off from accurate representations of the day when Christ was born. For example:
- It is pretty well-accepted fact that He wasn't actually born in December
- The Wise Men most likely didn't arrive until years later and bringing gifts wasn't their focus
- Santa Claus, while admirable, . . .
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