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A RETURN TO BALANCE
Some say we're climbing out of "The Great Recession," others a mini-depression. Regardless of what you call it, millions are still tightening their financial belts.
In my own life, I can remember spending time with my grandmother, a child of the Great Depression. She was on a budget, and a resourceful cook, making most things from scratch. I picked up some of her culinary and general life wisdom that centered on the principles "Less is more" and "Waste not, want not." Yet, for all of the virtues of being thrifty, I remember a college friend recounting stories about her grandparents, who also lived during the Depression. She told how their frugality led to pack rat tendencies that nearly crowded them out of their house!
Now that the demand of the day is to rein in spending, the question of "necessity" seems more relevant than ever. It's become popular to be increasingly conscious about resources. But in such a variable economy, we may ask, What's the best way to be prepared? And how do we strike a balance between spending wisely and hiding our money under the mattress?
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About the author
Ginger Mack devotes her time to the practice of Christian Science healing. She lives in Wisconsin.
with contributions from ELEANOR CARTWRIGHT, CINDY SMITH MARTHALER, BEVERLY JACOBSEN, ANNA WILLIS, PAT GATES
RECLAIMING THE PAST
JEFF WARD-BAILEY, STAFF EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Tobi Cohen
A NEW CROP OF BLESSINGS
BY EVAN MEHLENBACHER
FORGIVING MY WAY OUT OF ABUSE
BY CURTIS EDGE
DEBTS REPAID, LIVES RESTORED
BY SUZANNE GOEWERT
A spiritual view of fish farming
BY HEATHER BEDSAUL
105-MILE HIKE MY SPIRITUAL TRAVELOGUE
BY EMILY STEPHENSON
READERS' RESPONSES TO LETTER FROM THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO THE NEW YORK TIMES
with contributions from ROZ GUTELIUS, DAVID A. LOPEZ, JOAN ATKINSON, SALLY KINDRICK EKKENS, CHRISTIANE SMITH, DAVID D. BROWN
SILENCING SERPENT TALK
WELCOME ON YOUR LOVE-DAY
LISTENING TO OUR TRUE PARENT
A RETURN TO BALANCE
OUR CHILDREN'S HEALINGS
THROAT INFECTION AND SHINGLES HEALED
QUICK HEALING OF COLD SYMPTOMS