This is a part of my story…
My parents where hardworking German immigrants, and myself the first generation born in the United States. German was my first language and English my second starting around the age of four or five. My mother re-married just before that age and I would later grow up as the oldest of four boys.
My father has worked for most of his life as an employee in major construction, while my mother emerged as an entrepreneur in real estate operations, chief everything officer, and now photography.
It was through her banking excursions I became fascinated with money and the compound growth of interest rates, the game of monopoly, risk, and entrepreneurship.
I started earning money as a tween cutting lawns, of which the operation was passed down to each of my younger brothers across the years as I went on to college where I studied business and finance.
After working for numerous employers, the attraction and curiosity in the financial markets refused to diminish.
As I look back on my life and the jagged course of events: the refinement, the trials, failures, obstacles, experiences, relationships, and wanderings that unfolded, the evident love and grace of Christ is quietly revealed.
In late 2009, I suffered a significant financial setback. As I look back, I see the evidence of God’s work as “money” becomes the vital issue and the multiple cross roads since then pound me with “more than I can handle” almost every day.
1. God does not give you more than you can handle….NOT TRUE
God gives you more than you can handle, and through such ventures, I have experienced His love, mercy, and grace.
In my next post, I will expand on God’s road map on how you can push through anything….