Monday, January 4, 2010

A Time of Need

This is post number 200. Already. Seems like I just made a big deal about post #100! Anyway, I am glad it's a significant number, because this is a significant post. As I write, my husband, the DiSH, is out and about, visiting the career center, and other places that may have job opportunities as well. We are awaiting phone calls from places he has put applications in also. Because he worked for himself last year, he cannot claim unemployment, due to lots of state reasons I don't totally understand. All I DO understand is, there is NO money coming into this household right now. I have to make some dreaded phone calls later, and ask for some time on some bills. Thank goodness we don't use credit cards, and never have, so we don't really have much debt, it's just the month to month bills that are backing up. And of course the mortgage. Yikes. This is our home. And it has been for going on 15 years this coming October. I am also waiting to hear if I qualified for some scholarships from school that are meant for living expenses. I am, quite honestly, scared. But I have been heavily leaning on God, and continually asking him to help me accept His will. AND His timing. I know there is a plan, I know there is a plan. I can't help but want it now and in black and white. Will He give us a job in time to keep our house? Is selling it something we should do before foreclosure sets in? What Lord? Show me!
While reading my favorite blogs this morning, I came across some wonderful words from Lavender at Mom's Peace Bites. I hope she doesn't mind that I am quoting her here! If you are not a follower yet, you should be. I get great inspiration and spiritual fulfillment from her blog. Here is what I read:
"A mother never has to manage the scope of the family alone. We work directly for the son of God and He works directly through us - our hands are His tools as He directs us throughout our planned and unplanned days. How about you? Will you depend on God to carry you through 2010?" You can read the rest of this post by going to the link above.
One day at a time. That's all I have. Thank goodness I do not have to face them alone.
Please add us to your prayers today, as we await God's answer for our lives. Thank you.......


  1. Lisa- I am so praying for you guys. We totally get it. Chris' check didn't come in because of the holidays and when it does it is gone. I had to call our cell company this morning and set up to pay late..again. Student loans are not even getting touched, we just can't. Got a paper from them stating they want our taxes. Oh well, I am trusting God knows what he is doing. I have apps n everywhere for part time work. Chris is trying to find a better job because he took and $8 an hour pay cut and it has been bad since then. But at least we have something coming in. We are having to pay half of his Mom's bills now too since his Daddy passed. It is just awful but like you I know God is there and He knows the outcome of these situations. You cannot have faith if it is never tested. I am praying.

  2. I'll be praying for you and your family. Sometimes it is scary and difficult to truly put all of your faith and trust in God. I know things will turn out just fine.
    ((Big Hugs))

  3. Girl, I'm on hold right now with the telephone company trying to make payment arrangements. Let's keep the faith!
    These are time when I say to myself..."LaVender, you either believe in God or you don't."

  4. I will definitely be praying for your precious family!

  5. Lisa, I am sorry to hear that you are in a financial struggle. I love what you quoted from that other blog. I have found such help and inspiration from my blogging friends in this last year too. I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer today. He will take care of you all!!!
    God Bless,

  6. #200? Congrats! I am pretty sure I remember your #100 too! I am sorry to hear about the stress and strain of financial worry that you guys are going through...we can so relate! Going back to school was full of sacrifice and we have definitely had to be very creative some months....I will be praying for your family!! (((HUGS)))


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