Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
in Financial, Intellectual, Spiritual, Values
Amy’s dream vacation — and therefore my dream vacation — was to go to Hawaii. Not just to go to Hawaii, but to go to Hawaii and see whales. That meant, of course, that we would have to do many things that we had never done before.
As many of you know a very kind and generous man gave us his frequent flier miles so our airfare to and from Hawaii was free. Thus began our scramble to do our part to make the rest of the dream a reality.
The ridiculous list of never-done-befores is extensive, but it begins with saving a large amount of money for fun while maintaining our generally charitable mindset and our eyes on God to see the needs of our neighborhood and the world.
In hindsight, I am only aware of one single time I was really, really torn as to whether or not to give away a large amount of money to a need we became aware of, but someone else met it, so my heart was relieved. We continued saving.
One of the first Bible verses I ever memorized was Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him (God), and he will make your paths straight.“
God guided us to good deals, helpful people with wise advice and special opportunities.
This picture of Amy is how we spent lots of time. Amy looked for whales and I enjoyed watching Amy look for whales.