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Economy Is Booming!!! Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2021 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 9:9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will increase his learning.

Proverbs 14:6 A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge is easy for one who has understanding.

Check out the latest update provided by Michael Douville, our go to guy on all things economic.

The 1st and 2nd Quarters of 2021 are proving the forecast is correct. Manufacturing, the Industrials, the Service Sector, and Housing are TERRIFIC.

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In this video, Michael provides numbers and analysis on the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data. Manufacturing is exploding. There is a shortage of supplies, materials, and products. Will we have 6-10% growth in the 2nd Quarter of 2021?

IHS Markit data on United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is reviewed with charts provided.

Michael also assesses Real Estate home sales across the United States. He reviews where we are in the 18 Year Real Estate Cycle. Be a full cycle investor and pay attention to the times and where we are in the cycle.

Click on the YouTube link below for Michael’s latest update.

Proverbs 1:5 A wise person will hear and increase in learning, And a person of understanding will acquire wise counsel…

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Economic Double Trouble… Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2021 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

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Rising Interest rates and now rising Inflation are a Dangerous Duo for those Retired or Retiring soon.

In Michael Douville’s latest video, he offers a tutorial with charts. Michael breaks down interest rates, the bond market, Commodity Spot Index, inflation concerns, and the Case Shiller Home Price Index.

Lastly, Michael reviews where we are in the 18 Year Real Estate Cycle? Prices should continue to go up but for how long?

Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

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Michael has a new book coming. Details will be made available.

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Gossip… Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Paul Beverly with tags , on January 26, 2021 by paulthepoke

Rather we mean to or not, most of us fail when it comes to gossip & rumors. But some thrive on it sadly. They think they can’t be happy unless they are trying to hurt others. The truth is they are miserable & want others miserable too. If they are gossiping to you about others, most likely they are gossiping about you to others as well. Avoid gossip & those that love to gossip. Untruth can destroy people. Misery loves company.

Proverbs 16:28 A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 20:19 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Have a gossip free week my friends!!!

Plan and Strategy for Early Retirement… Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , on November 17, 2020 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels…

Retire with Income!! Not Fixed Income, but income that is dynamic and grows and grows, increasing your Net Worth, but sometimes more importantly, your monthly spendable Income grows without depleting the Nest Egg!!

Michael takes some time to discuss retirement strategy. It’s what he does!

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Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

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Real Friends in Times of Need… Christine McDonald

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Christine "Clarity" McDonald with tags , , , on March 13, 2020 by paulthepoke

What makes the simple act of shaming or blaming people complicated is the knowledge that they each had a specific history, and the more we know about it, the easier it becomes to understand why they did what they did. —Richard Holloway, Godless Morality

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One of God’s greatest gifts to us during times of crisis, struggle, or tragedy is the “family” He places in our life to walk with us. Family isn’t always our blood relatives. Proverbs 17:17 says it best: “A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” (NLT)

There are some who use emotional withdrawal as a means of correction or to demonstrate displeasure with a loved one’s actions or choices. Some might think of it as a shunning. If you don’t conform or comply, then you are refused the affection, concern, help, or attention you desire and we all crave.

This mentality raises the question: Is it real love if it so easily and willingly manipulates? Isn’t love unconditional in its gift? This isn’t to say that all actions are approved or all choices are overlooked. But doesn’t real love look like something altogether different than a conditional carrot we dangle and make available only for those who comply?

When Christ laid down His life for this world, it was a free gift. It was given for any who would accept it. He never asks us to get our act together before we accept His love. In fact, His love is what changes us. It shapes and molds us, conforming us more and more to His image. The only condition placed on His love is that we accept it. In fact, if we ignore it, He pursues us still.

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If we view love as something that can be taken advantage of, then perhaps we’re going about it all wrong. Love should be so free that it can’t be stolen. Love is the most renewable resource we have. It is priceless, powerful, conquering—it is all the things an evil world would love to harness and put a price on. But it is also incorruptible. The best the world can do, then, is mimic real love. It is this pseudo love that controls, extorts, destroys, dominates, and demands submission from others.

Let’s take a minute to think about those tougher relationships in our lives. Proverbs 18:24 says, “There are ‘friends’ who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” (NLT) What kind of friend are we to the world around us, particularly to those who are hurting? Are we willing to get a little mud on our shoes by hanging in there with someone on their worst days? Are we willing to be their voice? To speak their last words and tell their story?

“Love your neighbor, all of ’em.” -Christine Clarity McDonald

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Our Daily Bread, Content… Paul Beverly

Posted in Paul Beverly with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2018 by paulthepoke

It’s okay to want more out of life, but don’t want out of envy. There’s happiness in being content. Faith in God & doing what he puts in your heart will bring you what you need & more. Those that live life striving for more out of envy will find nothing but gloom in the end. Find happiness where you are to get more from life.

Proverbs 14:30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Philippians 4:11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

Have a content week my friends!!!

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Our Daily Bread, Manipulation & Control… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Paul Beverly with tags , , , , , , on August 12, 2018 by paulthepoke

wire hangersUsing manipulation & guilt to control someone doesn’t make that person strong, it makes them an insecure weak jerk. God didn’t make you to be controlled. Do not allow anyone to have that power over you. Control does not equal love.

Not everyone will be for you & that’s okay. Do not give them or their words power over you. Their assumptions do not define you at all.

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Those that love you & matter see you for who you truly are. Be happy in that. You can’t defeat hate with more hate, spread love.

Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Proverbs 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged.

Have a loving week my friends!!!

 

Our Daily Bread, Give Praise… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Paul Beverly with tags , , on August 5, 2018 by paulthepoke

Find the good in others & build them up instead of tearing them down with what you may not like. I know I’ve always worked better receiving praise. Making someone believe they aren’t good enough will never bring positive results. Praise them & they will want to make you proud.

 

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In general, people are insecure, but if we focus on the good in them & praise all that is good in them, their insecurities become less. It’s never okay to belittle those we love. Lift them up with what we love about them.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those that hear.

Proverbs 31:28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Proverbs 15:23 An apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Have a week full of praise and blessing my friends!!!

 

 

Our Daily Bread, Choose Friends Wisely… Paul Beverly

Posted in Paul Beverly with tags , , , , on July 29, 2018 by paulthepoke

Surround yourself with those that are good for you. Those that you interact with the most, are who you most become like. A good rule of thumb is, if they aren’t good examples for my children they probably aren’t good for me. Heard a sermon from Pastor Craig from Life Church where he said “Show me your 5 closest friends & I’ll show you your future.” Know your worth & what’s good for you.

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Proverbs 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is a man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived “Bad company ruins good morals”

Have a blessed week my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread, Positive Thoughts… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Paul Beverly with tags , , , on July 8, 2018 by paulthepoke

Can doYour thoughts set the tone for your day. Positive thoughts lead to a happier day. Each positive day makes it easier to have happy days. Your thoughts turn into words which turn into actions. This all affects those around you. Make sure you’re affecting them in a positive way.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Have a positive week my friends!!!

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