Jimmy’s Table PodcastCuriously evangelical. Politically homeless. A dreamer of small things. On this podcast, I am having conversations about the intersection of faith, life, and culture.

Lucky To Be Broke – Episode #13

Recently Facebook reminded me of the selfie I took almost 10 years ago. I was in my mid to late 20’s, juggling two dead-end jobs, working more than 60+ hours a week, suffering from chronic pain… and I was lucky to be broke at the end of the month.

Lucky to be broke
Back in the day, when I was lucky to be broke

And when I say I was lucky to be broke at the end of the month, I mean I was lucky to be able to pay all my bills and break even. Most months I was burning up a deficit, and had to rob Peter to pay Paul. Between my two jobs I was lucky to make $30,000 a year, and took home only about $1,800 a month.

I had to not only survive off that, but I was also deeply in debt. Unfortunately, due to some really stupid choices I made in prior years, I found myself tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and had a credit card bill floating anywhere between $600-$800 a month. I was eventually forced into chapter 7 bankruptcy.

In today’s podcast, which I would highly encourage you to listen to above, where I talk openly and in depth about the struggles I went through in those days. But most importantly, I talk about the faithfulness of God to lead me through the valley of the shadow of death, and to carry me through the very depths of hell.

It’s from there I learned some very important life lessons, learned some things about myself, became a man, and most importantly, learned some amazing things about God in the midst of my despair.

I hope you are blessed with today’s episode.

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