This Is A Light Thing In The Sight Of The Lord

“Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. And now, O Lord God, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.” Read More …

Taking A Chance On The Fresh Market And Increasing Energy Exposure

I still believe that God is going to bless my work. At times, it is extremely difficult to continue believing that. As the Psalmist says, “My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.” It might help to clarify that I’m not investing and writing as a hobby. My family member’s retirement and my livelihood are all wrapped up in these investments. I don’t have anything else to fall back on. Nothing. I couldn’t find work in fast food places and grocery stores or anywhere else when I tried. I spent about a year trying to make real estate investments. Nothing worked out. We did a lot of work and put in a lot of bids, but nothing worked out. God closed every single door except for having this website, writing on Seeking Alpha, and putting this portfolio in my hands to manage. Read More …

The Last Few Months Have Been Pretty Wild

I know this sounds crazy to some people, but that’s okay. As I’ve said many times, faith seems crazy to us humans. We look around the world and everything we can see seems so ordinary. It makes the unseen seem so extraordinary and therefore, not real. That’s why the Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:1 that faith is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Read More …

What Is The Gospel Of Jesus Christ?

Don’t you feel pretty certain that your physical body will one day die? Isn’t the risk of what comes after physical death the biggest risk we all face? We know that we will die. We cannot see clearly what comes after that. Yet, we have these testimonies and claimed revelations from God that everyone who ever existed will meet one of two fates. One is wonderful beyond comprehension. One is terrible beyond comprehension. Doesn’t it make sense to spend as much time and effort as possible trying to understand and mitigate that risk? Read More …

WLB Is The Only Coal Stock Worth Buying (Guest Post From Forward View Consulting)

I have the honor today of introducing you to Nathan Yates of Forward View Consulting. By his own testimony, Nathan is a dear brother who has received Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Nathan is a very hard working individual who is dedicated to excelling at his craft. I’m really impressed by his commitment to being the best he can be. It is with that level of commitment he has produced a research report on Westmoreland Coal (WLB) to share with Wisdom’s Reward readers. Read More …

I’m Back Into Tilly’s (TLYS)

I repurchased shares of TLYS because Mr. Market has become very downtrodden and depressed on the stock all of a sudden. This is in spite of the fact that they just posted a very good quarter. Most retailers did not post very good first quarters. The U.S. economy did not post a good first quarter. But TLYS just posted one with sales up 8.1% year over year, same store sales comps at +2%, and EPS up 150% year over year. Read More …