Archive for the ‘wealth’ Category
Remind us all, and especially those struggling with doubt, the promise of Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
For entrepreneurs in their 60s and 70s, the consequences have been particularly vexing. May of them are stuck in ‘business purgatory’ unable to retire and forced to hang on for a recovery that economists say could still be a long way off.
– The Wall Street Journal
The Economy Stole My Retirement
Whenever you ask a small business owner about their motivation when it comes to their business, invariably you will find that motivation comes less from a sense of wanting profit for the sake of greed, but from a sense of responsibility to their employees, customers and their family.
– Tom Markel, CEO, iBank
Small Business is the Key to our Financial Recovery
The simple fact is that every business in America was started by an entrepreneur, whether it is Ford Motor Co., Google or your local dry cleaner. Every single job that entrepreneur creates requires an investment. And at its core, investing requires confidence that despite the risks, despite the hard work that will certainly ensue, the basic rules of the game are clear and stable.
– Charles R. Schwab
Every Job Requires an Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal
Lord, may I reflect on my own spiritual journey today with the realization that others are following theirs
Looking back now, I mourn the mutual wounds inflicted in verbal battles with the ‘unsaved.’ In fact, I have chosen to delete that particular term from my vocabulary as I have learned that even with my $500 European-designer bifocals, I cannot see into a persons heart to know his spiritual condition. All I can do is tell the jagged tale of my own spiritual journey and declare that my life has been better for having followed Christ.
– Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Same Kind of Different as Me
Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed.
– Abraham Lincoln
For comfort in the understanding that our business principles and personal ones can mesh, let us pray
If you have ever wondered if the economic principles that govern business practices are compatible with the biblical principles that govern our personal practices, consider the fact that Paul uses an opportunity-cost argument in Philippians 3:7-8.
Remember that there’s an opportunity cost to pursuing the things of this world. God has a different economy. Hear it in the Sermon on the Mount. Read it in Paul’s letters. See it in Christ’s life. And experience it in your own.