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I nearly lost my balance

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