Month: October 2015

Starting Our Blog

Blog Helpers The cruise was out of Seattle, Washington.  We had friends near Boise, Idaho. We wanted to visit them before we left for China.  So we would drive to Seattle, Boise and then back home to Benicia.  Actually, Winnie would drive. We stayed with Philip and Casey in Boise. They are a young couple Read More

Real Estate IRA

Real Estate IRA The brief story: I cashed out my stocks in my regular IRA (June); set up a real estate IRA and funded it with $800,000 (June/July); bought a house and hired a property manager (August); and fixed up the house (September +); renter moves in (Oct/Nov). Philippians 4:6  (NASB) – “Be anxious for Read More

Ray and Winnie Egypt Trip

Bible Study tour of Egypt, Jordan and Israel

My learnings from this trip are documented in my blog article.  My most important takeaway from this study tour was “Community” …  and it would play a key role in my next step.   God also dealt with my pride during this trip. This trip was not just a vacation.  It was a time to rest Read More

Alaska Cruise

This was a nine day Alaska Inside Passage cruise out of Seattle. God provided me with four insights during the cruise: Confidently use what God provides. Be content with new limitations. Go with God’s timing: writing. Be wise – practice what He has taught/what I have learned. I had been using a cane whenever I Read More

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