A How To Guide To Being Filthy Rich… As Told By A Paycheck To Paycheck Mexican Man

After 40 years of walking this earth, if you were to stand me up next to my earthly possessions… Many would say I have little to show for it.

We live in a small rented condo in Nashville.  We only have one car.  All my kids sleep in one room.  The bank account is paycheck to paycheck or speaking date to speaking date.

We buy our kids clothes at Target, we buy their bikes at garage sales, and we get all of their home school curriculum second hand.

Yet last night, as we were all laying in our one room we rented for this family reunion here at Bass Lake, watching something on my laptop as claustrophobia drew me closer… bodies sprawled out all over each other and body heat radiating while Losiah farted… I felt like the richest man on the planet. And I am. And you can be too.

Also please call Guinness Book Of World Records so I can be awarded longest run on sentence…

Stuff is awesome.  We have many friends with lots of stuff and they bless us with their awesome stuff and if I ever have lots of awesome stuff I will hope to share that stuff with people that don’t have stuff too.

But the most important stuff you can ever own is the stuff that fit on that queen size mattress last night.  5 souls intertwined in such a deep way that we get a glimpse of heaven each time we are tangled.

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal” – Matthew 6:20

So to all my month to monthers…
So to all my paycheck to paycheckers…
So to all my working 2 or 3 jobbers…
So to all my people with hardly any stuff…

…I ain’t ever seen a UHaul behind a hearse…
Now act as rich as you you actually are.
Which is FILTHY RICH…
It’s better that way…
Los