Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 21: 344 days left…95 books to go!

Simple Abundance  Money and the Meaning of Life
  • The beginning of a week-long study on money...which is coming at a great time for me...well, pretty much every week is a good week for me to learn more about money!
    • "The problem of money dogs our steps throughout the whole o four lives, exerting a pressure that, in its way, is as powerful and insistent as any other problem of human existence.  And it haunts the spiritual search as well."  Jacob Needleman
    • "Like success, money is an emotionally volatile issue for most women.  It's probably the most complicated relationship we have- and the one that most controls our lives because we let it."
    • "One of our difficulties is that too often we confuse spiritual yearnings with material wants.  For instance, you long for serenity...More work, more pay, more stress.  More stress, less serenity, no matter how much money you're earning."
    • Jacob Needleman's advice..."Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's."  The chapter doesn't elaborate from there, but from what I've always understood of these words of Jesus' is:    Pay your taxes & Tithe and trust God for the rest...

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