Sticking to It

March 21, 2019: Ecclesiastes 6-10.

I intended to watch the first part of the last “Financial Peace University” video. But I had an eye doctor appointment. It can wait. Two weeks ago he shared the secret book billionaires read over and over.

Ecclesiastes 7:8, “Endings are better than beginnings. Sticking to it is better than standing out.” The Message

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Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I took another walk around the neighborhood and realized that on this earth as it is – The race is not always to the swift…” The Message

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“…Your steps to success: (1) Recognize your gift. (2) Know your goal. (3) Dedicate yourself to the process no matter how long it takes. (4) Trust God to bless your efforts.” “The Word for You Today,” March 21, 2019

At the eye doctor’s I learned my distance vision has improved. My near vision didn’t. I needed new glasses.

It took me an hour to choose new frames. (My current frames steam up or slide down my nose.)

Google said, “A modified cat eye or rectangular frame is the most flattering for a diamond-shaped face.” (Oval frames work for defined diamond-shaped faces, not rounded ones.)

They didn’t have any green frames that I liked. I chose a pair with a touch of blue to enhance my gray/green eyes. It has adjustable nose pieces. They can move them away from my face to avoid steaming over. (Maybe that part in my left eyelashes will close.) Next time, I will only need to replace the glass.

Sue was shopping for her first pair of glasses. I told her the pros and cons of nose pieces. Her total seemed large to her husband.

“My glasses start at $500,” I informed them.

I know I could get them cheaper, but this eye doctor was a neighbor. Our kids are friends. I’ll gladly pay the difference to them. (I shop locally.)

But God had a surprise for me!

They took $30 off of my frames for their 30-year-anniversary. And their lab package special included everything I needed plus an anti-glare coating for $249. I got my $500 glasses for $349! Thank you, Jesus!

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Life on God’s Terms

Thank you for checking back! A sinus infection sidelined me for 10 days. I started an antibiotic last night.

I spent several days on the couch. I got up for the church services – but went right back to bed afterward.

We are taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University on Wednesday nights. I didn’t want to miss 2 weeks.

Yes, I am Frugalfish. Yes, we are debt free – no mortgage! But there is always more to learn.

We know the difference between a need, a want, and a desire. Frugality is our way of life. A conversation with our daughter, Laura, showed we passed that knowledge on.

“Mom, I made a grocery list and left it on my desk at work.”

“I hate when that happens!”

“I bought stuff I wouldn’t have with a list. Did I need that summer sausage? No! I wanted it. Did I need those brownies? No – wait – maybe I did need chocolate…”

“If you live like no one else now, later you can live and give like no one else.”

Dave Ramsey – Introduction to Financial Peace University


Luke 17:33, “If you grasp and cling to life on your terms, you’ll lose it, but if you let that life go, you’ll get life on God’s terms.”

The Message


“The World’s messages tell us we’ll be content if we look a certain way if we behave in a certain fashion, and if we accumulate a certain number of material possessions. But the contentment the world offers is fleeting and incomplete. Thankfully, genuine contentment – the contentment that results in a lasting sense of inner peace – is not found in shopping malls.”

Hugs – Daily Inspirations for Women, January 18

How are you ‘living like no one else’?

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