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Future-Ready: Dollars and Sense

My son-in-law has no problem asking questions - good questions:
How Can We Wisely Position Ourselves for the Future when it comes to Finances?
This is an excellent question, especially because of the mixed financial report card coming out of the United States and other places. Two very important skills we should have in order to be future-ready involve:
1.Time Management;
2.Money Management.
Truth is that if you cannot handle time and money, it will also be a challenge to handle the most important issues that money cannot buy, like family, learning, faith and the future.
If we are going to be future-ready when it comes to finance, we need to harness the following mindset and skills:
Money Matters & Financial Freedom
No matter how ‘spiritual’ we want to be, we have to learn how to handle money. We are not to worship it but neither are we to mishandle, either. Jesus Christ spoke about money matters more than we realise. Our true spirituality can often be measured with by our attitude and …


Hummus is a famous Middle Eastern dip which is now found around the world, including in many supermarkets in the West. Some of its key ingredients include chickpeas, sesame seed paste (tahina), garlic and lemons. Nutritionally, it is high up the ladder: dietary fibre, protein, Vitamin C, manganese, folate, iron, zinc, and more.
How do you eat it? It is often served as an appetiser in the Middle East mezze, and has a variety of garnishes: paprika, olive oil, chopped cucumber or tomato, parsley, caramelised onion, and the list goes on. You can scoop it up using pita bread, spread in on the inside of a falafel sandwich, or simply serve as a side dish.
Hummus is very common throughout the Arab world. The Israelis also love it, too, in part because it perfectly fits within their religious dietary laws. Hummus can be eaten with meat dishes as well as milk dishes. According to The Christian Science Monitor, Israel’s have made hummus a national food symbol and eat twice as much as their Arab n…

Seated in Heavenly Places - Why Study Ephesians

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them - Ephesians 2:4-10
Imagine you have been summoned by a solicitor. A long lost relative has died and they included you in their will. You haven’t even met this person, and yet, you become their heir and beneficiary. What is your inheritance? To your amazement, they have left to you over $10 million. What would your reaction be? The fact is that al…


FIRST COMMANDMENT: Thou shalt not be inflexible.
All kinds of unexpected things can happen when you travel, so be flexible. Sway like the palm tree in the wind. Otherwise, rigidity will break you.

SECOND COMMANDMENT: Thou shalt not be discourteous.
Courtesy will get you much better service than rudeness.

THIRD COMMANDMENT: Thou shalt not cut yourself short on time.
Obey this command, give yourself extra time, and your chances of missing your connection will be next to zero.

FOURTH COMMANDMENT: Thou shalt not be mute.
Communicate your plans and location to those who need to know; it can save time and grief.

FIFTH COMMANDMENT: Thou shalt not travel in ignorance.
Plan your trip properly and learn about your destination, including a few phrases in the native language; you will save time, money, and get more out of the journey.

SIXTH COMMANDMENT: Thou shalt not forget the ‘Big Three’
1.Money, 2.eTicket,  3.Passport 
If you forget everything else, including your suitcase, don’t forget these.


2016: What to Watch For Part 01

The year 2016 has arrived and it has come with a bang. As we offer an ‘early-warning service,’ here are some things to watch for:
US Presidential election:
The campaign for the Democratic and Republican nominations for the office of President of the United States has been in full swing for many months … with many more months left to go. Since US President Barack Obama has been elected twice, and is constitutionally barred from running for a third term, he will be replaced by either the Republican or Democratic nominee who wins the November 2016 general election. The inauguration will be 20 January 2017.
Hillary Clinton, former first lady, US Senator, and Secretary of State, is the current front-runner for the Democratic Party. Husband, former President Bill Clinton, would dearly love to return to the White House as history first-ever ‘First Gentleman’ and is prepared to campaign hard on behalf of his wife. Mr. Clinton is a master campaigner. Hillary has many endorsements, universal name…