Monday, October 13, 2008
Hit America Where It Hurts
I think God is reviving America. I know he is reviving our family. He is allowing us to be hit in our pocketbooks. Nearly every American puts great security in their money, many put their whole security in it. Oh, to have that shaken, or even taken away! See my you tube at the end of the page. If you did not get to see it yet, it's excellent.
We are being challenged as a family to be resourceful, use what we have, and depend on God. Praise Him for that! It's a blessing to be drawn closer. It's a blessing to realized how truly blessed you are! It's a blessing to start to clear out the unneeded and focus on what's important. It's a blessing to remind the kids to be thankful for what is put before them, for what they all ready have.
God is disciplining America, and I think she will be better for it.
Our pastor has been on a month of financial sermons you can find at http://www.cornerstoneca.org/. The one from yesterday was the best, the hardest and the most convicting. It was on debt. I will come back here and link it directly once it's up. Usually it is at the end of the day but today is a holiday..so I'll check back here soon.
We are heading out to the pumpkin farm with Christina and her family today. I'm so excited, I love this day of the year. We gathered all our coins to buy some apples. We had not budgeted for this outing so we had to get creative. Thankfully, we had a lot of change laying around. :) I hope to have fun pics later this week.
Since we are trying to be diligent with money, I'm announcing here that we are looking for a hand-me-down day bed and trundle for our girls. If anyone has one they don't need, or knows someone that has one and you know you are local to me, we would be very grateful. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can post comment. Thanks! We will be watching Craig's list too but we know sometimes people really need to get rid of things.
I want to come back here tomorrow and post links to the great posts I read on public school that inspired me to link some of the blogs on the right side bar. I was very encouraged and challenged by them. Look for that tomorrow.