New Year. Same financial woes. We are working on what seems to be a mountain of debt, trying to live off of what seems like a pittance. We are stressed and stretched and at the same time, B and I find ourselves drawn together before God's throne- not just pleading for an easy way out, but really repenting and seeking His face and His provision for our family.
He always comes through.
Sunday seemed like a low point as we prayed in the early morning, but we asked God to encourage us, opening our eyes to see His care. Mercifully, we saw it:
1)A spontaneous supper invitation provided a free meal for our family.
2)Friends returning from FL called to offer us free citrus (YES!).
3)A Christmas return made in the nick of time put $20 cash in the bank.
4)B received his first court appointed case on Monday morning.
We are also working through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Step One (put $1000 in the bank within the next two months) seems impossibly daunting. With a little chart on the bulletin board, we're tracking each $10 deposit and looking for God to surprise us. We're only at $120, but I'm absolutely certain we'll have lots more God stories to share in the next few months. That's an adventure.