Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pay the Taxes or Pay the Rent?



You know and I know that taxes are way too high; and, so is the national debt.  I don't debate that.  I do not, however, get angry or upset about paying our taxes.  Why?  

  • I see paying our taxes a little differently.  
  • I see paying our federal taxes as paying rent to live in the most wonderful country in the world.  
  • Rent to have freedom like nowhere else.  
  • Freedom to make choices that contradict popular opinion.  
  • Freedom to worship my God and my Lord Jesus Christ in the way I choose.  
  • Sold out to Jesus and not hiding it...that's worth the price in itself.

Laura
Thankful to be a Patriotic American.

18 comments:

  1. Great perspective! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  2. You're welcome, Alison. Have a terrific weekend.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

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  3. Very good thing to remember. I’ve always been patriotic but have been feeling very unhappy with current political things happening.
    But even with it’s flaws, the USA is still the best country ever and I’ll be praying it stays that way.

    Thank you Laura ❤️

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    1. Dear Rhonda, I do know what you mean about how things are going right now. But God! I believe things will turn around. It's going to take all Jesus believers praying and voting. God bless you dearie! Laura 

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  4. I kind of see it the same way. Now if the govt. would quit abusing our tax dollars and spend them on OUR country I would feel better!!

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    1. Me too, Cheryl. We definitely need more patriots and statesmen and pro-America people in office.

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  5. If the government would only do their part to be good stewards, which they are not!

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    1. Yes, Penny. I must agree. Things are off track there, but I can only control so many things. ~smile~

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  6. QUERIDA LAURA: VEO QUE USTEDES TIENEN LOS MISMOS PROBLEMAS QUE NOSOTROS, IMPUESTOS CAROS, SERVICIOS CAROS, MALOS ADMINISTRADORES DEL GOBIERNO ECT, PERO TAMBIEN,GOZAMOS DE LIBERTAD PARA ADORAR Y SERVIR A NUESTRO PADRE CELESTIAL Y AL REY DE REYES, SEÑOR DE SEÑORES JESUS. COMO CRISTIANOS,ES NUESTRO DEBER OBEDECER A LAS AUTORIDADES ASI QUE: COMO DICE EN ROMANOS CAPITULO 13, VERSICULO 7: PAGAD A TODOS LOQUE DEBEIS: AL QUE TRIBUTO, TRIBUTO, AL QUE IMPUESTO, IMPUESTO, AL QUE RESPETO,RESPETO,Y AL QUE HONRA,HONRA. BEDICIONES¡¡¡¡¡

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    1. Querida Sirviendo,
      Yo quiero escribir con tu. Mi correo de electronico es laura@harvestlanecottage.com. Yo aprendiendo Espanol un poco con Duolingo en linea.
      Todo es caro, pero todo esta bien con Jesus.
      Que tengas una semana feliz mi amiga.
      Laura

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  7. Ditto as well on all comments. We do have the best country! Praying to keep it this way.
    Faith and miracles 2021.

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    1. God has been good to us Sharon!
      I agree, faith and miracles 2021!
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  8. You are doing as Christ wants us all to do. It is our duty to pay our way as it were.

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    1. Yes ma'am. And we're paying more than last year thanks to my job! I'm thankful to live here though. ~smile~ God is good and faithful.

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  9. Great perspective. I always remind myself that we would not be paying taxes if we had not made money - that makes it easier.

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    1. This is true! I'll be over for a blog visit in just a bit.

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