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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Life in the Year 2000

In 1968, the Hudson Institute predicted what life would be like in the United States in the year 2000. Here are some of the things they anticipated:

the annual per capita income would be $7500 a year,
the typical American would work seven-hour days in four-day weeks,
the typical American would enjoy 13 weeks of vacation each year.

Who knew? Actually, I have no regrets. While working seven hour days in four-day weeks would be nice, I sure am glad my income is not limited to $7500 a year.

All of this reminds me of how difficult it is to plan for the future. While I certainly believe in planning, because it demonstrates good stewardship, I do not want to lose sight of the fact that my dependence in the future is not based upon my planning. In the future, should God give me a future, I will depend upon God.


  1. God has so many ways to teach us so many lessons. When my precious son was diagnosed with mental illness at age 17, it turned our world upside down. We don't even use the word planning in our vocabulary. We trust Jesus with every moment of every single day. Satan meant this for our destruction, but my heavenly Father has used it to grow us up and to love Him with abandon.
    Living and loving in Him, Ginny

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  3. Powerful comment, Ginny. Thanks for sharing.