I grew up in a small town in the oil fields of East Texas. Many parking lots were lined with pipes about 2 feet off the ground rather than fences or other barriers. As a teen, I loved to walk on the pipes, keeping my balance. Steady balance was the key to staying in the game.
In my job, I have the ability to “trade” my regular schedule for more work, when it becomes available. With two kids in college, money is going out faster than it is coming in. I now find myself trying to “up the paycheck” at every opportunity. I was considering working more days to be a better provider, but it would be a trade-off. I would be losing time with my kids, while they were home from college between semesters.
Before moving on to the next task of the day, I took a break to scan through the first chapter of Proverbs, and there in verse 19, my eyes caught these words, “So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of Continue reading I nearly lost my balance