Starting the new year with the book, “The 21Day Financial Fast, by Michelle Singletary. I choose this book because, I usually partake in the well known Daniel fast, so I was intrigued by the title alone.

I’ve made several attempts at doing this in a round about way, but never thought of doing it as a fast. Every week a friend of mind and I would say, we were not going to spend money on food for breakfast and lunch everyday and it would last for two to three days and then we are back to spending unnecessarily, even when we had brought food from home. The excuse I would give myself is that I will buy something healthy. The apostle Paul said, “we need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind.” (Ephesians 4:23) Self-reliance can be unintentional, but detrimental! God has to be involved in every aspect…

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