“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”Psalm 20:7

I (Sal) took an Economics (see BUSINESS) class during my junior year at UMM, which I’ll be using a lot what I learn in an up-coming community leadership retreat (September 13th-17th of 2004).

Community Leadership Opportunities

Blandin Foundation: Community Leadership Retreat: September 13th-17th of 2004, contact Phil D.  on this application form

Background Information Inventory On-Line, preparing for the leadership consultation 24 participants will have with a staff at the retreat.

MBTI Step II, another inventory!

After attending the retreat, I was reminded of this business economic life-skills learning program called Junior Achivement, which would be a good life lesson for our area youth to get involved.

What comes up must come down?

Today (Tuesday, October 10th of 2005) I heard economists predict the the economy of the U.S. will go down by February of 2006. This was predicted today after a series of natural disaster in our nation (Hurricaine Katrina & Rita) and world (Asian Tsunami, South Asian Earthquake, and Hurricaine Stan), which has been costing many U.S. dollars. It’s been awesome to see the U.S. government “giving to others”/”blessing others” despite our own economic/national problems; however, economists feel we will see the financial consequences in the future. As I write this, I feel God will return our giving 7 fold as long we are giving with the right heart and using discernment. There are others in our country who probably have been stingy and greedy, which they (e.g. Enron) might cause our nation’s downfall.

Well, what should you do? Ask God yourself on what you can do? I did this last week after a message from my local pastor, which I came up with this site…

Emergency Preparedness

October 2008 Reflection

All of last week (October 6th-10th), it was in the news 24/7 about our “shrinking downfalling economy”. Weeks ago there was a natural disaster in Texas-Hurricane Ike, which “America” (media) has seem to have forgotten our fellow friends down there. It kind of shows where our priorities we put in our life-money! Anyways, I fell I’ll be adding more to this site for awhile during this so called “heading towards a depression”.

I want to encourage you all that God has a purpose for each individuals through this “difficult season”. I learned this towards the end of last year when I was first layed-off from my job (for a week only as I was called back-in to fill-in a staff leaving for “maternity leave”, which my “full-time”: benefits too was taken away) right before Thanksgiving of 2007. I was then off from work for 3-4 weeks in May, which during this whole time since November-I was seeking God on “what’s next” => pursue a “teaching licensure” in ESL (see GoodnewsEverybody: Liberal Arts-English).

I would love to hear your personal stories, experiences, thoughts, etc… on this!

Question: Can good come out of these economic times?

*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Christian Life: Belief, Faith, Hope, Trust, etc….

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