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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, February 5, 2010

happy Friday!

Lots to do but my mind has moved on to the weekend already! Ha!
Yesterday was another one of those “faith can move mountains” days. God has been very good to me. The reality for me is that I don’t make enough to pay my bills but God keeps sending people to me who stand in the gap for me. I’m so close! The tide is turning. I’m healthier than I have been in four years. I feel great. Mentally I feel strong. I’m more engaged in my community than I’ve been in years. I’m not just surviving any more. I’m thriving… loving life… planning for the future… I’ve caught a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel and I’m eager to keep moving toward that light! This payday coming up will be my biggest bonus payday yet.

I have 7 more payments to make on my car. That’s been the biggest stress on me. I made enough to pay for it when I bought it… but thanks to the Darby relocation program, my income is different. The Sauls Child Support Avoidance Movement also impaired my ability to pay… and so it’s been a huge struggle. God is faithful. I’ve been behind on those payments ever since I moved here. I’ll get caught up – thanks to the kindness of the people in my life who are determined to help me succeed – and then it falls behind again. I’ve been behind lately and I was worried. But… Instead of waking up to my car being taken in the night… I got a call from the friendly neighborhood repo man. Literally… he was friendly and he was local. He made an appointment to come get the car so that I could be prepared. I made a few phone calls… and thanks to daddy and the church… I’m up to date again. Seven more payments and that car will be mine and it WILL keep running for the next several years so that I can get in better shape financially.

So… instead of waking up this morning with no way to get to work… I woke up rejoicing at how beautifully and abundantly God provides. He is faithful. No man has ever been faithful to me but God has never been unfaithful. I don’t know how people who don’t know the Lord survive times of trial. If you have to trust in your own wealth… or in your own health… both of which can be snatched away in the blink of an eye… how do you sleep at night? I don’t have a lot of money. At times I don’t have any. But I always have a confidence that God has never let me fall.

Dinner last night was 4 o z of grilled steak with onions and mushrooms…. Roasted asparagus…
I had a bunch of runts last night. They’re gone now. We won’t be buying any more.
Breakfast was baked salmon with roasted purple and green cabbage and a roasted sweet yellow pepper.
I’m working thru lunch but have greek yogurt and fruit if I should get hungry.
Leaving from work to go to the Disaster Relief Certification. I’m so excited!
I just see this whole big world of possibility unfolding in front of me and I’m thrilled to see what every new day brings!
Happy Friday! God bless!


Missie said...

Enjoy your weekend!