Friday, February 19, 2010

To Spend or Not to Spend...

Lately Kathleen and I have had a lot of talk about money which I know is not completely uncommon between couples or anyone for that matter. It serves a purpose in our lives and depending on your own personal situation on any given day, the conversations can vary in many different ways. Of course the most common topic has seemed to be the shortness of green everywhere you turn lately. People talk about the economy, their jobs, people they know without jobs, benefits, health care costs, low pay, expensive needs, and on and on and on. Ultimately, while some of us may be experiencing tougher times and bigger challenges or maybe they only seem bigger and tougher, we are still very blessed individuals. No joke. If you are reading this right now, I don't care how tough you have it... you are pretty blessed. The Lord is looking out for you. If you disagree, you need to reflect a little bit more. So, with all the seriousness that has been occuring with money discussions at this household and the seriousness that I experience in any discussions about money outside of this household, I found it pretty amusing to laugh at a Weird Al Yankovic Parody about money. "Whatever You Like" is a song by T.I. and is basically about the lavish things rappers often rap about. Weird Al gives it a funnier twist and few lines in the song hit my funny bone pretty good. If you ever stress about money... give a listen... and laugh.


  1. Ha Ha! Trouble is, some people STILL won't get it. Nothing like tough times to crystalize what's important, eh?!

  2. True. I know a family here on the south side that really thinks they're living the dream. I hate to tell them that they're living with what has to be just under 20 people in a mid-size house, one car between them all and each person saving as much as possible to help out their families in Mexico.

    We tend to think that each adult is entitled to a car, entitled to a certain amount of free time, and entitled to live life almost without any inconveniences at all. It tends to make the little things seem big. It also seperates people, I've noticed, since they don't feel obligated to, or sympathetic with, other people.

  3. Hebrews 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

    1 Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many griefs.

    Luke 16:13: No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

  4. This household as been extremely blessed! God continues to take care of us. When you are worried that you don't have enough, remember God always takes care of his children.


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