Thank You and A Personal Note

 

thank you

 

I want to take a few moments to thank those who have financially supported me in 2016. I appreciate each donation. Donations are used to pay for server, software, and general site costs. Any excess donations are used to take Polly out on the town.

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PayPal donations (monthly and one-time) through December 16, 2016

  • No Longer Quivering
  • Katherine
  • Sonya
  • Milan
  • Elaine
  • Roberta
  • Geoff
  • Kat
  • Lois
  • Roy
  • Ian
  • Kristine
  • Gene
  • Shaun
  • Thomas
  • Angela

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Patreon Monthly Donations 2016

  • Jackie
  • Cat
  • Brian
  • Carolyn
  • Karen
  • Marja
  • Stephen
  • August
  • Kerri

Here is how the income and expenses break down for 2016:

  • Total 2016 Paypal/Patreon Contributions and Amazon income through December 16, 2016: $1,068.52
  • Total site expenses: $1,119.41
  • Net income: $49.11

If you would like to make a donation via PayPal, please go here. If you would like to become a monthly supporter via Patreon, please go here. You can also support this site by buying books through our Amazon Bookstore.

Personal Note

I am hesitant to talk about my personal financial situation, but in fairness to everyone I need to do so. I have never been one to beg and plead for money, threatening to commit blog suicide. I find such appeals distasteful and I would rather stop blogging than attempt to guilt people into making donations. That said, after five years of maximum out-of-pocket medical expenses and nominal wage increases for Polly, we find ourselves behind the proverbial financial eight-ball. I have several things in the works that I hope will generate income for me personally, but these business ventures will take time (and money) to get up and running. It remains to be seen if these ventures will be profitable. As of today, we are current on all of our bills, but I am not sure they will remain this way for very long. I am doing what I can, but I am increasingly worried about our future financial state.

In my preaching days, I would ask people to pray. Prayer is no longer an option — not that it ever paid a bill — so all I can do is let people know that we have a need. If you are inclined to help, I appreciate it. If not, that’s okay too. Regardless, I will continue to do what I can to provide quality writing for those interested in what I have to say.

I appreciate your love and support. My life has been immeasurably blessed by the people (many who are now friends) I’ve met through this blog. I hope that you have found, in some small way, my writing to be helpful.

If I can ever be of help, please let me know.  You can contact me via the contact page.

Your Fellow Voice of Reason,

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15 Comments

  1. Becky Wiren

    You haven’t mentioned your photography. You should be selling pictures. I bought a lot of art from a friend and I could see being interested in your photos. 🙂

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    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      I’m working on the photography angle, but it will take some time. I also plan to turn the Santa Claus thing into a paying gig, but not until next Christmas.

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      1. Becky Wiren

        You would make a great Santa! You have such a pleasant demeanor. (I got that from Youtube.) 🙂

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        1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

          Thanks, Becky.

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  2. Ian

    Glad you were here for another year.

    Happy holidays to you and your family.

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    1. Matilda

      I heartily second Ian’s comment. Thank you so much for your blog, a lifeline to me sometimes. I hope you will keep on writing and hope too you will publish books, you have a great gift for words, intergrity and clarity of thought.

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      1. Matilda

        Oh, and one small request for 2017, please, please can we have a ‘LIKE’ button?

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        1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

          I will research this. No promises, but if I can make it happen, I will. After all, I AM Santa Claus. ??

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          1. Brian

            Beware of this path: This is how Jesus stumbled, becoming Santa. What’s next, the Easter Bunny? Stand your ground, Bruce Almighty. Be not aftaid. Think of the implications man. Would you rather be the subject of Jesus Loves the Little Children, All the children of the World. or would you prefer: You better watch out, you better not pout, you better not cry! Let go the Santa deal before you are completely in the Devil’s playground.
            (And thank-you for being here, dear man.)

        2. Matilda

          Good on you Santa, hope you can make it happen, And, Brian mentioning the Easter Bunny, you’d make a wonderful one of those too!

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      2. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

        Thanks, Matilda.

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    2. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      Thanks, Ian.

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  3. Geoff

    All the best mate. I hope things work out for you with your planned ventures.

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    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      Thanks, Geoff.

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  4. vinnyrac

    I just happened on to this web site after doing a google query: “Christianity after Ehrman” I enjoyed reading your posts and particularly your journey ,Mr. Gerencser. Very courageous and very honest. I wish there were more like you out there. BTW, that your blog came up in the second or third google page associated with Bart, is quite something! Happy New Year to you.

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