Question: I have some friends that I have had since high school, twenty years ago. Since then, some of us have made more money than others. I can tell it is starting to be an issue with one of my buddies. He is always commenting about some aspect of my money. What can I do to make this less of an issue?
Answer: Give him half your income.
Or you could consider Plan B.
Anyone who has taken an Economics 101 class knows that limited resources (how much you have) are always chasing unlimited wants (how much you do not have — yet!).
Translation: we always want more than we have.
In my second year of seminary, I took a class called Systematic Theology. The course was challenging in many ways, and part of the readings were about creation and God’s care and concern for all of the earth and everything in it.
I have always paid attention to nature and the beauty of the earth, yet I began to listen and look for God within all that God has created including flowers, trees, insects, birds and other creatures in the wild. I became particularly interested in birds and the way they live and behave in their circle of life.
Keep your fingers crossed for me. I’m going to do something this week I haven’t done except sporadically for the last few years. I’m going to play bridge. They assured me that it is like riding a bike, once you know how to ride, you never forget. The only trouble with that premise is that I’ve been doing a lot of aging these last few years, and I do think that has to make a difference, memory wise, but being me, I have to try. I’ll give this thing a try and see if the old noggin is still working.
The president of the United States has his Cabinet; the mayor of Ruston has his management team.
The nine-person team tapped by Mayor Ronny Walker includes representatives from each major city department, plus Ruston’s two newest administrative-level positions: the assistant to the mayor, who’s also the city communications director, and the daily operations manager.
If that sounds like a lot of input from a lot of people with a lot of different perspectives, it is. That’s the whole point.