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by god's word
They are a garland to grace your headand a chain
to adorn your neck. — Proverbs 1:9
This verse from Proverbs teaches us that we are never
alone with the Bible by our side. Its words are our
companion. Its teachings are our guide. Its messages,
a source of love. When there is no one to show us the
way, God’s Word will direct us. When there is no one to
help us maneuver through the dangers of life, the Bible
will protect us. Just as a garland surrounds a head, let
God’s Word surround our soul. Then, we will walk
protected, directed, and loved.
With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it" Charles R. Swindoll Daily Challenge: React to every situation in a positive way.
dfds'blogLet Your Will, Not Mine, Be Done
Can I be honest with you? There are days when I just don't feel like getting up in the morning. I'm noticing this a lot lately because the weather is changing and it's pretty cold early in the morning when I awake to start my day. There are days when I move that blanket off of me and quickly snatch it back because it's too cold to get up. I know I HAVE to get up, especially because it's cold and I know I have to turn the heat on so it's warm when the rest of my family gets up to start their day.
But, if I had to be honest with myself, there are plenty of days that I want to simply roll back over and get a couple of more hours of sleep. I simply don't feel like getting up and doing my morning rituals -like praying and thanking God for the miracles He has in store for me for the day; like meditating or exercising (well, since the truth is be told, I sometimes, even on my most motivated days, find a reason to skip this step); like reviewing my goals and taking time to visualize them... (more)
hashireonnadon't leave me
Ed, don't leave me alone. Don't leave me. Don't go. Just don't. Cause I'm so sad you're not here, not with me, neither around me. Ed, love me, please.
Financial Visions5 Ways To Botch Your Lifetime Income Plan
Financial security in retirement is a concern for many Americans. According to LIMRA, seven out of 10 retirees and pre-retirees name “having enough money to last their lifetime” as a top priority. LIMRA also reports 67% of retirees and pre-retirees say “remaining financially independent” is another retirement objective.
With these expectations, the importance of ensuring sufficient income for retirement can’t be overstated. But even with careful retirement planning, there are a number of pitfalls which could put income security at risk. Here’s a look at some challenges which may disrupt your financial security if they’re neglected.
Common Hazards for Retirement IncomeEarly withdrawals from retirement accounts. According to IRS rules, withdrawals from a retirement account before age 59.5 are subject to penalty. On top of income tax on your withdrawn funds, you have to pay a 10% penalty fee. From that standpoint, early withdrawals erode the amount of retirement... (more)