Thursday, December 4, 2008

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue.

I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

In these tough economic times are you doing anything differently? Do you have any suggestions about how to be a better steward/ess?


Susan Barnes said...

The current economic times reminds that there are no safe places to put your money. Stock markets crash, property markets falls and cash can get eaten away by inflation. However I am comforted by the fact that Jesus is a safe place for my soul.

We, like many others, have been building up retirement funds which have taken a big hit in recent months and probably postponed our retirement. Nevertheless we believe God is in control of all our circumstances, so we sleep well!

Anonymous said...


Well, I dont have the problems yet, but as I'm studying theology I start being very concerned about this development. One of my teachers says that theologians should have made an apprenticeship. Maybe he is right but then there is no time for further studying. Anyway we will see. It is Gods duty to keep his promises that we dont have to and even shouldnt worry about the future because he will provide for us. We will see.
How is it going in Labri? Are you in financial troubles?

Greg said...

Good thoughts. We have to be responsible and trust God.

Greg said...

Thanks for your comment and asking about L'Abri. Things are very tight here and donations are way down. We keep praying that God will provide for us as he has faithfully done for so may years.

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm far I'm actually doing a lot better than I was before. With gas prices down and everything, for the first time in ages I've been able to stop depending on credit.

The economic down-turn has also given me more confidence around others to say "I can't afford that right now"--like when people at work are all supposed to participate in some cutesie party or something.


Greg said...

Thanks for your comment. Stopping depending on credit is great. Glad to hear it. And it sounds like you have work, which as a result of these economic times many don't. So far so good for you.

harry coe maynard said...

Hi Greg,

Hard times, and for many of my friends to. Watched Quo Vadis movie, they burned them and then threw them to the Lions, Nero got mad they were singing. Do not, repeat, do not know what I would do.

Then the Bible is filled with stuff like this...

6 But Peter said, "I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: (H)In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene--walk!"

7And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.

8(I)With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.



Greg said...

Harry coe,
These are confusing times. Thankfully, Christ is the answer.