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Never Been More Grateful…

It’s Thanksgiving, right?  So lemme express and explain to ya one specific thing that I am SUPER grateful for:

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Today, when (I feel) our government is wildly reckless with our hard-earned money, I have never been more grateful that I can unreservedly trust giving 10% of my income to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the form of tithing.

I am completely confident that our funds are being wisely allocated.

What have YOU never been more grateful for?

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I very much trust Dave Ramsey when he says that the so-called “Affordable” Care Act STINKS!

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Seriously, this guy (Dave, NOT our president!) has got the ethos to back up his claims:  He was formerly bankrupt (several times, if I recall correctly) and went through financial hell before he learned how to turn things around.  Today, he is a self-made millionaire and money guru who uses his past experiences to help others avoid (and recover from!) the kind of mistakes he once made.

DAVE RAMSEY KNOWS HIS MONEY SHIZZLE!

Check out his awesome website here.

Read/watch Dave’s entire message here.

PS.  Just a bit more about Dave Ramsey (more to come in another post!).

(some) Reasons He’s Awesome!

1)  He is Christian, but knows how to appeal to all audiences (just like me!)

2)  He is a teacher (just like me!)

3)  He is funny (just like me!)

4)  He is passionate AND logical (just like me!)

5)  He prefers not to trash-talk, but he’s not afraid to tell it like it is (just like me!)

6)  He has had major trials in his life.  (just like me!)

7)  He is an accidental entrepreneur.  (just like me!)

8)  He is intelligent.  (just like me!)

9)  He’s got sass and spunk.  (just like me!)

10)  He cares about other people and their problems.  (just like me!)

Overall, Dave Ramsey is AWESOME!

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just like me…

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)More to come on Obamacare later…

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Much more.

ImageFinancial Freedom is Freakin’ Fantastic!

just hope as a nation we might be able to get back there someday

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“Now we see everything that’s going wrong with the world, and those who lead it.”

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~John Mayer

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Perpetual Education Fund

1)  Learn more here about the amazingness known as the “Perpetual Education Fund.”

2)  I have met a handful men and women who have benefited from the PEF, and it is obvious that their lives have been super blessed because of it!

3)  I like the band “Fun” a lot.  Here’s one of my favorite songs by them:

When you’re lost and alone, and you’re sinking like a stone….

CARRY ON!

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The Latter-day Saint Perpetual Education Fund has done (and continues to do!) amazing things for men and women around the world who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to receive an education and better their economic opportunities.  It is truly a philanthropic flagship, and I am grateful to pay a portion of my offerings to it every now and then.

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PERPETUAL EDUCATION FUND RULES!

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Joseph Smith didn’t like the idea of micromanagement.

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“I teach them correct principles,

and they govern themselves.”

And neither do I.

More to come on these ideas.

Much more.

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Telemarketers

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are children of God, too!

If you don’t believe in/care about God, then telemarketers are people too.

Children of God/people can be annoying and inappropriate.

Children of God/people deserve some level of kindness, respect and decency.

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It’s likely that they don’t like their job

JUST as much as you don’t like them calling you!

Just sayin.

More to come on this idea.

Much more.

*Haven’t quite decided yet how I feel about portraying Renaissance artistic nudity in this blog.  Ms. Wilkinson’s thoughts are still evolving concerning this matter.

But BACK TO MY ORIGINAL TOPIC (bookending)

To choose one scripture (because there are certainly plenty!) to embody my thoughts on the subject of telemarketers, allow me to borrow from the words of the Savior:

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,

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you have done it unto me.”

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~Matthew 25:40

Now good luck disagreeing with THAT!

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PS.  I am very aware that there are telemarketers who harass, are annoying, and overstep personal/ professional boundaries.  I know that fact all too well.  Like I said: More to come. 

Stay.  Tuned.

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“No Promises”

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is a phrase that I have found to be quite useful as I navigate this journey of life.  I am certainly not suggesting that we avoid making any promises, but only that we make sure we don’t get people’s hopes up when we cannot back up our commitments with 100% surety (myth vs. experience).  Additionally, we needn’t “run faster than [we] have strength” (Mosiah 4:27) in trying to keep promises we perhaps should not have made in the first place.  Now, don’t be calling me lazy!  As I have said before, I desire to serve others, get out of my comfort zone, and work hard.  Still though, I cannot do it all.  Neither can you. Neither can any one person (and that’s okay, ya’ll!)  So we must decide what kinds of things are worth the word “promise” (or at least the level of commitment that it implies).  But when we do make those promises, let’s make them count!

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“I never make a promise I don’t intend to keep.”

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~John Michael Montgomery

READERS:

1)  What promises have you made (or will make) that are important to keep (family, covenants, relationships, employment, etc.)?

2)  What are some aspects of your life about which you should probably not make promises?

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And now, one final question:

Is this blog the best thing in the world?

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