Inheritance and Wealth

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I was a wealthy little boy when we were a penniless missionary family in Mexico. Nobody, anywhere had it better than me: food, music, literature, travel, freedom, and love were all mine in abundance.

I haven’t always enjoyed this wealth. It took a few years of rest to recover my perspective.

Tomorrow (December 12, 2022), I start back into a full time job, after almost six years of leisurely freelance work. I think I’m ready for this!

December 27, 2022 Addition: It has been over two weeks now since I began working at the library. It has been slow, as I’m told it always is this time of year. But we have had enough traffic, and I have had enough interactions with library patrons to know that my compassion and empathy will be stretched in this setting. By God’s grace, they’ll grow.

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  1. Glad you are looking at your job as a growing opportunity. May God richly bless you in your new endeavor

    1. Thanks, Dorothy. I’m replying during my lunch break. Already today, I have been able to help a couple of gentlemen who were having minor problems using the public-use computers. Here, I represent the City of Dallas. More importantly, I represent Jesus Christ.

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