Back In My Day: Civilized War – Unequal Yoking

As we take the next step in the story, we arrive at a major theme of life on this planet found in God's Word that continually confounds humanity because people refuse to take incorporate God's Word into their lives. To some readers this scripture and its ramifications may seem harsh and unloving. To others, it … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – Unequal Yoking

Back In My Day: Civilized War – The Countdown Begins

To recap events; we had developed a very successful national small business lending operation that was doing business on Wall Street within a period of 3.5 years from startup working from a rural, historically underperforming state chartered bank in Podunk. We had successfully assisted our industry recover from political malfeasance in a manner that established … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – The Countdown Begins

Back In My Day: Civilized War – Greed Revealed

As we left the previous part, our Bear Stearns loan buyer had made the overture to the bank owners to buy our division. We had proven our value to a well known Wall Street investment banking company. The owners green lighted their review of our operations after confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements were executed. Legally representing our side … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – Greed Revealed

Back In My Day: Civilized War -White Knuckle Time

It's time to move this story forward toward its conclusion, especially with "banking" and an economy that is spiraling downward in the news. My world was becoming one big adrenaline rush at work every week. The weekends with family, friends and church were all that kept me grounded. Over fifteen years later I still hate … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War -White Knuckle Time

Back In My Day: Civilized War – Faith And Winning

Faith. James said,"You have not because you ask not." (James 4:2-3). This verse is from the letter James sent to the twelve tribes of the early Christian churches to bring truth and wisdom from the Lord. James was all about the action of the wagon wheel meeting the road. Faith without works is dead as … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – Faith And Winning

Back In My Day: Civilized War – Trying Times

Per Thomas Paine, "These are the times that try men's souls." I did not steal the use of that line from SD. This story had already been written and I am not changing it because it is applicable. Over the coming weeks you will read about what many continue to question and presuppose that happens … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – Trying Times

Back In My Day: Civilized War – Bank Autopsy Time

It is time to provide a summary analysis of the former employers and related principals in Goober Gump's journey from the equipment company through the beginning of the team's control of its fates a decade later. I will not divulge confidential financial information from past employers, just discuss the practices that were good or bad, … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – Bank Autopsy Time

Back In My Day: Civilized War – The Buck Stops… With Goober?!

As I left the last part, something was about to happen to our region at the bank. We just did not know it yet. This will be the last background story leading into more recent times and experiences. Time To Go - Again Our region had rocked along with TVB for a few years in … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – The Buck Stops… With Goober?!

Back In My Day: Civilized War – Banks Are Like Carter’s Little Liver Pills

There's an old expression that when things proliferate beyond reason that they are like Carter's Little Liver Pills. Carter's had an infinite number of little pills that would cure what ails ya... https://youtu.be/-v2WRcfu5Yg Here they are 80+ years after cranking up, while still selling the same schtick. Which leads to the following short summary history … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – Banks Are Like Carter’s Little Liver Pills

Back In My Day: Civilized War – 1997-1998 Continued

The last time I discussed my new job, thinking Hebrew, involvement in Promise Keepers and a day on the Mall in DC with Stand in the Gap. However, I need to go back a bit into that year and tell the parallel story before moving this series significantly forward. https://youtu.be/snZKnES4ng4 To everything, there is a … Continue reading Back In My Day: Civilized War – 1997-1998 Continued