Living With Less – The Human Side of the Recession – Economy – The New York Times

Living With Less – The Human Side of the Recession – Economy – The New York Times.

I came across this from the NY Times this morning and also listened to an NPR podcast talking about the EFFECTS of the downturn on real people.  

I have blogged before about the potential "upsides" of the recession being a return to a more modest lifestyle.  But the fact of the  matter is that many are not being given a choice, but rather are being forced into a new way of living.  People being laid off daily.  Portfolio's down 25-50%.  Interest rates at low points.  This perfect economic storm has created major pain for many people.

I don't have an editorial comment today.   Just wanted to help make us aware of the opportunities we might have to lend a helping hand.  For they are plenty.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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