Happy Birthday, Abe!

February 12, 2009

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Happy birthday, Abe! Yes, today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. And what an inspiration President Lincoln is. He is one of my favorite historical figures and also one of my favorite presidents.

Abraham Lincoln’s life should be an inspiration to anyone. Did you know that he lost his job in 1832 and was also defeated for state legislature in the same year. In 1833 he failed in business. In 1835 his sweetheart died. He had a nervous breakdown in 1836. In 1838 he was defeated for Speaker. He was defeated for nomination for Congress in 1843. He lost renomination in 1848. In 1849 he was rejected for land officer. In 1854 he was defeated for U.S. Senate. Abe was defeated for nomination for Vice President in 1856. He was again defeated for U.S. Senate in 1858.

Wow! That’s a whole lot of failures. I don’t know if I would have run for public office again after losing that many times! But guess what? He did. And Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States in 1860. Not only that, he changed history as President and is regarded as one of the greatest Presidents of all time.

“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.” Abraham Lincoln

“The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.” Abraham Lincoln

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Woo hoo!!! I just paid off all my student loans!!! Piece by piece. Bit by bit. Day by day. Step by step. That’s how you get out of debt! Today I’m one step closer to being completely debt free!!! I’m on schedule to be debt free by September of this year!!! I can’t wait! All I have left now is credit card debt (all at 0%). Time to knock that out, too!

 

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Today may be Inauguration Day for President Obama, but Christian Finance Blog is going to have its own Inauguration Day on Presidents Day (February 16 this year for the uninformed). Get ready for a brand new theme, a grand reopening Presidential Giveaway and much more! You can check out a preview of the new design at www.christianfinanceblog.com. Remember that it’s just a preview right now.

I gave up on designing my own theme after the coding proved to be too difficult with the limited time that I have. Make sure you subscribe to the feed to keep up to date on the upcoming changes and huge giveaway! I’ve got lots of goodies to give away. You don’t want to miss it! Mark Presidents Day on your calendar! CFB Inauguration Day is coming!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And what a great year it’s been! Here’s wishing you another great year for 2009! It’s never too late to get out of debt, save some money, and give some money away! Speaking of giving…

Chick-fil-A is giving out free Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits on New Year’s Day! All you have to do is visit your local Chick-fil-A and get a free chicken biscuit with any purchase!

I love Chick-fil-A and especially their chicken biscuits! Try it with some jelly or jam (depending on where you’re from)! And remember that Chick-fil-A is Christian owned! Hallelujah!

Tomorrow’s your last chance to enter into the free giveaway for the 2008 TaxCut software worth $35! There’s only ## people signed up right now, so you have a great chance to win! Go over to the post and comment now!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

December 25, 2008

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Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday, dear Jesus.
Happy birthday to you!

Today marks the most important birthday in the history of the world! Jesus Christ was born on this day (or at least that’s what we celebrate) and entered into this world 100% man and 100% God (wouldn’t that be 200%?). He was born of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary in an impossible birth only made possible by God. And He’s my savior! He’s my friend! He’s my father! How ’bout you?

Jesus changed the course of history on this day and Jesus can change your life, too! If you just let Him.

Missed My Plane

October 19, 2008

Well…what do you know. I missed my flight for the second half of my business trip. I printed my boarding pass the night before like I always do and of course they changed the gate on me and I didn’t realize until it was too late. The flight actually left earlier than it was supposed to in the busiest airport in the country! So I have about five hours to spend in the airport. Fun! I can watch the Terminal or maybe I can write some articles for the blog while I’m waiting. After all, I had to pay $8 for wireless internet. It should really be free.

So here’s some free advice. Always double check your departure gates at the airport! I’m normally on top of things like that but I was too engrossed in my solitaire game on my iPod.