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82.) I don’t currently have the resources to obtain the information necessary to find out the current statistics for the average income a year in American family household.

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81.) If I go to a halfway house, I’m confident that I can save almost all of my money, after paying 25% to the halfway house the only thing I would probably need to pay for his transportation. I’m quite sure that everything else, like food and housing is provided by the halfway houses.

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80.) There is no way that I could possibly estimate the time it would take me to land a good job after my release from prison, all I can do is continue to try, always giving it my all, and never give up.

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79.) There will always be a job for a guy like me with a criminal record. Finding a job is one thing, finding a job that will support my family and prepare myself for retirement is an entirely separate issue and a much bigger problem for guy like me with a prison record.

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78.) I have no idea where the general employment rate is right now. With the economy at a cost ugly unbalance shift, I couldn’t possibly decipher the question like this right now. My only hope is that everything will be better, as steadier rate of incline when I’m released in the year 2016.

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78.) I need more information in order to answer this question.

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77.) A prison record could influence possibilities for employment tremendously, especially when the economy is bad and the jobs are scarce, employers can afford to be picky about who they hire.

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76.) Usually, the typical job openings available to a man with a criminal history don’t require them to be educated as much as being physically fit, or able to follow simple directions.

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75.) Financially, with all of this economic turmoil that were all in as a nation, even now, December 1 as I write this, we’re still at the very edge of our fiscal cliff in our nation’s leaders can even come to an agreement about what direction were going to take in order to settle our nation’s debt and arrays above our next economic depression. So to answer this question, I honestly have no idea what range of income the job market will have two offer in over three years would all be released in 2016.

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74.) Some people will always be judgmental, or skeptical of the person with a criminal history and past imprisonment. Having said that, I also believe that caring people with good hearts have a great faith in others changing, turning our lives around, rising from the ashes of our past life of destruction like a Phoenix. It’s natural for many people to want to help others and be able to look back and remember that they were a part of helping another human in need and they can say that they contributed to that persons re-birthing to a better life. I used to think differently, but I believe that if the person is upfront and honest about their past, and if we speak from our hearts about the changes in our life and how are constantly striving for a new and hopeful future of success, then others will welcome us with open arms.

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78.) I have no idea where the general employment rate is right now. With the economy at a cost ugly unbalance shift, I couldn’t possibly decipher the question like this right now. My only hope is that everything will be better, as steadier rate of incline when I’m released in the year 2016.

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I Declare 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life by Joel Osteen

I loved reading this book. It’s the best one of jewels that I’ve read yet. This is a book with 31 topics, 31 chapters, that is made to read over a 31 day period of time. I would have to say that this is very similar in comparison to the purpose driven life except a much shorter version with a more brief subject matter. I like it better brief, it doesn’t take the focus away from what to contemplate each day.

I read books like this one among many other books for multiple reasons, but the main reason is to grow, expand my horizons and to be able to view things from a different light. I also read this book for daily spiritual empowerment. I read this book to give me the hope and the strength I need to keep fighting for a new and better life. A quality life with purpose and love that is driven by strong and powerful faith in the Lord and the knowledge that he will always provide for me, my family and my children.

I learned a great deal from this book and I was able to focus and reflect on more specific life topics in situations for more than just the 31 days this book was written for. I’ve even started reading it for yet another 31 days, and I plan to read it again and again after that.

I think that Joel’s main goal in writing this book was to empower us, give us the strength, and encourage to fight another day and most of all the trust in the Lord and his divine plans for future. Remind us to believe that just because we don’t see anything happening in our life doesn’t mean that God isn’t working. Joel has a gift with words, he always throws in these wonderful catchphrases like ‘every 24 hours, God has a fresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, of forgiveness”. In every setback it means only that we are one step closer to seeing our dreams come to pass. I particularly enjoyed that last phrase because it really hits home with my current setback of being incarcerated.

I have already begun to utilize these daily readings by combining them into my life. This is great tool for many present and future ways of living.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone with faith in God.


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