Multiple Reminders about Life and Investing

Charlotte and George reading in Charlotte’s apartment February 2017

Sometimes a FMF word reminds me of more than one thing or person. Care is one of those words. Care reminds me of my wife and the countless hours, sometimes around-the-clock that she devoted to the most basic needs of her mother before her mom went home to be with the Lord. Care also reminds me of the final earthly home and wonderful caregivers where her mom lived: BeeHive Homes of Oregon, WI. Cindie is continuing her caring ministry as a part-time baker at BeeHive Homes. She continues to show care towards her coworkers and the residents.

Cindie helped her mom remember using photo albums (2016).

I am also reminded of many wonderful ladies who showed care while we took care of Charlotte in her apartment and in our home. I may forget some of them, but they included Kathy, Kathi, (yes, there were two Kathy’s) Rita, Robin, Mo, Vivian, Beth, and Violet. Violet, our granddaughter, is also now working at BeeHive!

Other Reminders

Care also reminds me of another company. REITs (real estate investment trust) are a great way to earn income from various types of real estate. CTRE (CareTrust REIT, Inc.) is one of those investments. What is CareTrust?


CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition, development and leasing of skilled nursing, seniors housing and other healthcare-related properties. With a nationwide portfolio of long-term net-leased properties, and a growing portfolio of quality operators leasing them, CareTrust REIT is pursuing both external and organic growth opportunities across the United States.

One of the things I like about CTRE is the dividend. It sports a good yield and a rational dividend payout ratio. If you want the next dividend, you must purchase the shares by September 28, 2021.

How to Identify a Follower of Jesus

The follower of Jesus has a right perspective about wealth. The verse I picked for the theme of my blog spells that out. “Give attention” means to show care and be thoughtful about. But don’t lose your focus. Wealth on this planet is temporary. Jesus followers care more about treasure in heaven where moth and rust do not corrupt and where thieves cannot even enter for their selfish purposes.

September 2017 – Charlotte in our home reading a butterfly book.

“Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?” Proverbs 27:23-24

Five Minute Friday

This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up.

All scripture passages are from the English Standard Version except as otherwise noted.