My trip to Europe! (sigh)

 

Me & hubby last year in Pisa, Italy

Me & hubby last year in Pisa, Italy

I posted this picture of the Leaning tower of Pisa to remind me of why I work so hard. I love to travel and most of my dreams involve going to different destinations around the world. Last year my husband of 24 years and I took our dream vacation to Europe. We went to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, and London. But our favorite place was Italy.

Just looking at this picture energizes me to get out of bed, go to work and put another client in escrow so I can go to my next trip. Not sure where but if you have any idea’s please let me know? I’m thinking the orients or an african safari. hmmmm…..

Christian view on the economy. How some found peace of mind.

The present crisis has been an opportunity for me to rethink some basic questions about my life. What is life really about? How do we survive if our monetary security is gone? I have found my answers in the Word of God, (the Bible).

(2 Corinthians 1:3-4) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, {4} who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. ~

This current crisis should also remind Christians that we are not called to be mere economic actors, but stewards.  Everything we are, everything we do, and everything we own truly belongs to God and is to be at the disposal of Kingdom purposes.  This world is not our home and our treasure is not found here.  We are to do all, invest all, own all, purchase all to the glory of God.

Today’s crisis in the financial system should not be a threat to the long-term health and vitality of our economic system.  There is cause for concern, but no justification for panic.  Rather than hit the panic button, spend that energy thinking about how we should glorify God in our surroundings.

As a county Housing crisis counselor in my area, I have counseled hundreds of families. What I see is in people is the fear of letting “THINGS” go. We tend to be attached to our stuff. I have to remind them that it’s just “THINGS”. Things can be replace but your health, your family, your peace of mind, your joy should not be compromised. As simple as that statement is, letting go can be challenging. Know the reality that TRUE Freedom only comes from GOD. Ask Him for peace of mind.

~ (Matthew 7:7) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: {8} for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. ~ Ask Christ to forgive you for your sins (maybe it’s overspending), Seek Christ to know Him, Knock.. ask Him to come into your life to be your Savior… Then my friend, this is when you will experience Freedom from the crisis of this world.

~Leilani