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As one who has gardened, I often marvel at the process. In the spring I till the ground and bury small seeds under the soil. Over the next few weeks the plants grow and vegetables are produced.
The custom of giving gifts at Christmas has its roots in information found in the Bible. Matthew tells us of the response of the wise men to the star that suddenly appeared: “For we have seen his star in the East and have come to worship him” (Matthew 2:2).
Numbers and dollars are not my areas of expertise. Yet when the end of the month arrives, I go through the routine of gathering receipts and expenditure logs. If I’m late with the task, I receive friendly but firm reminders to get it done. I don’t like this simple exercise in accounting, but I do like having a credit card for expenses I encounter.