Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning
For behold, I will save you from afar….Jeremiah 46:27
Author Oscar Greene: During the 1950’S, money or the lack of it-was a worry for Ruby and me. I was working forty hours a week, but we needed to buy furniture. Even a Saturday job couldn’t close the gap between our income and our needs. I tried depositing a dollar a week in a bank sponsored vacation club, but I never accumulated more than a few dollars, something always took it away. I didn’t know what to do.
Then a co-worker told me about his summer vacation in a small town in Maine. “The people there have little money, but they have a great way of saving. They call it “quartering.” Each quarter they receive in charge is slipped into a piggy bank. At the end of the year, they have about a hundred and eighty dollar for birthdays, vacation and Christmas.” I liked the idea, so I bought a glass piggy. It was fun to deposit the quarters from my change. It reminded me of slipping pennies away years ago.
I applies the same discipline to my church pledge. I found that when I took the pledge money out first, we never missed it. And doing that helped us control impulsive spending. Quartering brought me a sense of financial peace.
I still continue quartering, but now, thank the Lord, It’s just for fun. Gracious Spirit when I took the first step.