A Message from Our Founder
Our job as financial advisors is to help build and protect a client’s financial assets. However, I believe there is another kind of long-range planning that is much more important than money.
A wise man once asked, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?”1 It is true that someone can develop financial peace of mind, yet still not know peace in their life. Sometimes it appears as if life itself is working against our having peace. The dog is barking, you’ve lost a friend, the kids are fighting, you’re stuck in traffic and you just had an argument with your spouse. Money can’t bring peace to these circumstances.
When I was 9 years old, I had an experience that challenged the peace in my life. My mother was diagnosed with a rare heart disease and told she had no more than two years to live. Thankfully, she outlived that prognosis by 12 years, but during all the unrest my family experienced during this time, we began to wonder how peace is possible. How could we find a peace that would allow us to rise above circumstances and hold steady during this storm in life?
Many people struggle to find peace in their lives, and that is why I want to share my story with you. During those difficult years when we were faced with my mother’s illness, my family found peace in only one place or, more specifically, in one person. We found peace by putting our hope and trust in the one person who transcends all trials and struggles: Jesus Christ. As God, Jesus is the only one who can truly offer us this gift.
I find that people all over the world try to reach God through a variety of means: going to religious establishments, honoring rituals, trying to live by a set of rules, etc. These can be helpful, but they will not get us to God. But that’s okay, because God’s great love compelled him to come to us in the person of Jesus Christ.
I believe the Bible teaches that if a person believes Jesus is the Son of God, that he died on the cross and paid the penalty for their sins, and rose from the dead, then they can have peace with God through trusting in Jesus alone to forgive their sins and give them life after death.2
I encourage you to explore the teachings of the Bible and the claims of Jesus; see if they resonate true in your heart and mind. Please see the recommended reading below if you would like to learn more, or contact us if you would like to visit with us further about finding peace, no matter what your circumstances might be, in a relationship with God.
These books helped me come to a reasoned understanding of my faith in God, and I commend them to you: the book of John in the Bible, “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel and “More Than a Carpenter” by Josh McDowell.
1 Mark 8:36-37
2 John 5:24
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