Well, let it be known and I mean KNOWN that I am truly considering doing some serious investing now. AND that I want to give a short timeline of the last year’s investments and what GOD has done for us from 2004-2010 while we have been planting the Tapestry and working bi-vocationally.
1 – Lori and I decided NOT to buy a house in 2004 & 2005 because I sensed that the market was being inflated by speculation and that debt was creating bubbled prices. I actually began telling all my friends NOT TO BUY. (The Realtor at the time told me that we would regret not buying the house that ended up later being worth 1/2 what it was selling for that day! I told her GOD could do anything! We left that Realtor and walked away.)
2 – We totally got all of our invested money out of the market and went to cash in 2007 with all Lori and my investments. I just had a gut feeling and I had no peace to move in the market from my prayer times.
3 – We then sat on our cash until Fall 2008 after the market crashed and I began to pick up hammered down stock.
4 – We closed on a house for a 41% rebate on the price! And moved in January 9-10. (Our Realtor said we couldn’t get one that cheap, yet she was faithful through our insane bids.
5 – We went all in to the market on March 9-11 because I had a sense GOD was leading me.
6 – I picked up SIRI the night before they were to go bankrupt at ~.08 a share.
7 – I picked up PIR when it went down to ~.11 a share.
8 – I have been selling to cover my investments and making huge profits and have been reinvesting in strong, safe, companies. I set the triggers and when they hit my target prices, I sell and reinvest. I have simply prayed and moved slowly.
Due to this, Lori and I have now invested 10’s of thousands into others this year, we have helped people with debt, we have invested in ministries and non-profit work, we have given to invest in startup companies of people we mentor in order to give them a start and teach them how to become socially responsible.
And the kicker is that no matter how much we give, the LORD outgives US! We keep coming back in awe. Those thousands of shares of PIR for .11 are now worth 7.10 today!
You can check out my earlier posts here where I was sharing my steps. Just research from 2008-2009. You can see that I really did do what I am saying here. The blog time-stamped it all.
Folks, ONLY GOD does this! I am just a simple, obedient guy. And I love helping others with wise moves and tough accounting and discipleship. And this has truly given me a catch up for my retirement that I was behind on due to ministry in the church AND funds to help the world.
So, side-note, don’t contact me with your project unless you have already started it, you have it running and you are working hard on it yourself. THEN, if you have stuff to prove what you’re doing, I might be inclined to do some micro-lending (with much prayer and discipleship) and see where it takes you!
I will fill everyone in later on some of the successes we are seeing in our projects worldwide.
Just a praise today!
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR)
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I just want to take a moment in front of all of you and say, “Let’s celebrate” with my mom;
It’s official, she is now a published AUTHOR!!!!!!
And let’s not just celebrate that she is a published author, but as well, let’s celebrate the many years she spent in the classroom teaching and training teachers that led to this!
Check out her book here: http://www.asq.org/quality-press/display-item/index.html?item=H1389&xvl=76097805
Way to go mom! I am so proud of your hard work! I am your biggest fan!!!!!! And seriously, thanks for teaching that class of kindergarteners back in 1979-1980. You will never know what an impact you had on my life as my first teacher!!!!!
Continuous Improvement in the Language Arts Classroom
This latest entry in the Continuous Improvement in the Classroom series describes the first-hand experience of learning how to build a system, put processes into place, and use tools to make sure our processes are effective and efficient. It will work with any program and with any way that you already teach. Rather than creating new work, it shows how to continuously improve what you are already doing. It is about judging if there are things that you do that need to be abandoned. It is about the thinking you do before you begin the work. It is about training the workers in order that they know how the system works and feel confident about being able to succeed in your system.
If you have ever wondered what it is that teacher down the hall is doing that helps him or her figure out how to get such great results, it is not the programs they put into place but how they figures out what is best for her classroom and her students. Author Vickie Hedrick describes the things she and her students worked on and the processes they put into place to build a system where everyone has the opportunity for greatness.
Available in July 2010!
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