It has been months since I’ve updated this blog and quite frankly, I’ve been busy. You see, as I move forward in my journey, I am finding life so meaningful now. I’ve changed in the last few months and I believe that I am back to my old self just a bit older and wiser with more adult experience. I’ve realized that I despise managing people in terms of managing their employment. I’ve realized that I absolutely am falling in love with being green. I’ve realized that every person, regardless of status in life, has a need of some kind that God has the potential to meet through me, my friends, my family, or anyone else. I’ve realized that I need to prioritize my life a bit differently in order to fill my life with more meaning and purpose. God put me on this earth for a reason and it is up to me to respond to his call and figure out why I am here.
In terms of updates:
A journey to become debt-free and a great steward of money
2 Kings 4:7
Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest.”
Incredible. God is good and God provides. My husband lost his job in March and I was extremely fearful for the winter time as business slows down at his other job. The Lord has, thus far, provided to the point where we have not yet had to take money from our savings account to pay our expenses. Somehow, God finds a way and reveals it to use.
A journey to build up money in retirement and savings
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come
Four things are small on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: The ants are not a strong people, but they prepare their food in the summer;
While we are not able to contribute as much as we would like to retirement at this time due to budgetary issues, the point is that we still contribute. At the end of the day, we are very frugal individuals and enjoy ensuring that we hold each other accountable for purchases and what is being said. HUGE IMPROVEMENT and also GREAT PROVISION from an ALMIGHTY GOD!
Journey to keep things clean in life
Deuteronomy 23: 14
“For the LORD your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you. “
My answer to this one… yeah… It is the time of year where the files are being purged and we will have someone move in with us in the next few weeks. This is not a priority right now.
Journey for green living
The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.
I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.
Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed Because of this the land mourns, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the fish of the sea are dying.”
Revelation 11: 18
The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great‑and for destroying those who destroy the earth.
These warnings are still prevalent. Recycle, Freecycle, and overall, reuse until you cannot use it any more.
Journey to deal with Dad’s illness and stresses of life
I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Christ has given me the strength to ovecome and the strength to not only believe in my dad’s ability to hang on and figure out what he wants to do with his free time.I have overcome my dad’s illness and have decided to take his illness one day at a time.
Not much to update on but I am happier, healthier, and feel better equipped to face the challenges of my day with an appropriate attitude!