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coming in on budget
During the 14 years we've been married, my wife and I have found that a spiritual approach provides a strong basis for financial decisions. Sometimes our decisions haven't been based on a realistic assessment of our revenue, expenses, and assets, but on what we felt God was guiding us to do.
For example, immediately after we married, we lived for a few years in a small apartment. We were grateful to have it, but it soon began to feel cramped. We both come from large families, and wanted to be able to have relatives and friends visit us. Also, our bedroom doubled as my workspace.
When we went to our building's rental office to see if a larger apartment was available, the manager showed us two, one of which had a layout that we thought would be good for us. Located just below the penthouse level, its two balconies allowed a 210-degree view of the city of Ottawa. But the rent was much more than we were paying—and we were already struggling.
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About the author
Lyle Young is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher. He lives in Boston.
No dismal science
with contributions from Charles Hall, Cecile B. Barnett, Laurel Marquart, Ruth Schulman, Sharla Allard
Items of interest
with contributions from Amy Denney, Jamie Thompson
a revised economic outlook—blessing one and all
Rosalie Dunbar with contributions from PAMELA FAATZ
coming in on budget
By Lyle Young
prayer that underpins the economy
By Channing Walker
'IT'S NOT YOUR FATHER'S HEBREW BIBLE'
By Patricia Kadick Photographs by Mark Thayer
FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE
By Kim Shippey
with contributions from Howard Hendricks, Jay Bennett, Armand Nicholi, Tom Wilson
CAR TALK THAT BEGINS WITH PRAYER
By Eileen Stoecklin
'WE WILL HELP EACH OTHER'
By Joni Overton-Jung
The places God prepares
By Pam Kissock
The human face of war
By Barbara Vining
Prayer puts quick end to fear and pain
Not even a scar left behind
A stand for spiritual healing