Cultivation in Progress …

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Yesterday, I became totally convinced of God’s grace in my life although I did have more than just an inkling before . And it came in the form of a $7 donation. Yes, that’s right! And I am truly humbled by the gesture! Thank you.

No $7 isn’t the cure-all for my worldly financial woes, but better yet, PROOF that my God is there, working through others to provide for us as our daily struggle to get from one day to the next continues…

That $7, is exactly, almost to the penny, what we needed to get through yesterday. 🙂

I am just amazed to the point of being speechless. That’s why I didn’t update yesterday. I spent ALOT of time basking in this realization that God is there, has always been there, and will always be there for me , regardless of my flaws, shortcoming and missteps in this life.

Today, I woke as I do most days, before dawn. Again penniless. My eyes popped open and I pivoted to sit straight up on the side of my bed before my feet even hit the floor and I found myself praising God for yesterday’s provision instead of crying to Him about another day OF needs not met .

I have been working on this. Practicing the art of praying for a while now.

I found myself thinking about how much easier the prayer thing was getting. How often I find myself throughout the day, saying ‘Thank you Lord.’ for all these little blessings, even those blessings that I don’t initially see as a blessing.

No, this is not some “POOF” DIVINE epiphany or intervention really. It’s all happened quite subtly. I believe that HE has been working on me for a long time. I also believe that I have had to work on myself. And finally, I believe that all that hard work and preparation is finally beginning to pay off and I don’t mean monetarily.

Mind you, He’s not finished with me and I have a long ways to go, but my excitement comes from getting to the point where I can feel the changes going on within myself.

‘Practice makes Perfect’ they say and some habits are VERY hard to break but as the old habits fall by the way side, new habits are forming. One is that I find myself more steadfast in my faith, regardless of what this life throws at me . Another, is that with each layer of pride I shed, the more open and grateful I am in receiving.

Thank YOU God for all of this.

And thank you all who have joined me in this process. Some of you, and you know who are, I truly believe are God-Sent to guide me. 🙂

Have a Blessed Weekend Everyone !

High Road

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No road is long with good company …~ A Turkish Proverb

To be quite honest, it really wasn’t a conscious choice and defies all worldly logic but I am certain HE lights the way! So today I embrace the miracle, and every blessing to come my way.

Thank you GOD! From here on out, I am taking your lead.

Image Credit : Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life

Friday, June 21st ( a day in my world)

Good Saturday –

Yesterday morning was spent waiting on the mailman as we were anticipating donations from our GoFundme account. I had actually expected them by Wednesday or Thursday. Thankfully, three checks ( totaling $114.23 ) were delivered. I am expecting another today or Monday.

The next step was to find a way to cash them. My initial hope was that a local merchant would cash them for me so I wouldn’t have to drive across the county to the bank. I remembered that they once cashed checks. Unfortunately, they have since stopped. While I was speaking to the store manager about this, her son who was standing off to the side, handed his mom a $5 bill to eliminate my gas problem . I in turn handed her the $2.30, I had on me, thanked them, pumped the gas and was on my way.

My first stop from there was the bank, and then Dollar General where I picked up a few items. I also stopped back by the gas station to pay back the loan to the clerk. When I got home, my husband and I had a bite to eat and then we went through the rest of the mail which contained three information letters from the State of Florida. Two of them concerned our eligibility for food assistance and request for documentation and one of them was about my husband’s medicaid application.

Aside from laundry, I plan on working on these items this weekend. I have a telephone interview on Monday and I’d like to have all my documentation gathered and on-hand when I speak to them.

Later, I decided to check court records to see what was going on with the thrift store eviction as we have yet to be served with a writ of possession from the sheriff. I learned that it was sent to the sheriff on Monday so I was surprised that we hadn’t been served yet, so I called the civil desk to see what was up. Apparently the writ was sent back to the plaintiff’s attorney because of another SNAFU on their part involving the proper address. When the clerk told me this, I laughed and then explained why I laughed.

The plaintiff’s refusal to send timely notices to the correct address, despite having been told over and over was one of our defenses all along.

The problem is that sometimes we got our mail ( thanks to our neighbor in another building ) and sometimes we did not.

Apparently, there was also a problem with no address being displayed on the building itself and the deputy could not legally serve the writ of possession which effectively bought us a little more time to secure/ or liquidate the merchandise from the store. Just a bit of karma, I’d say, given the fact that they ( landlord/plaintiff) got an outrageous judgement in the case. About twice what they deserved.

Anyway, we experienced HEAVY storms yesterday afternoon.

Last night, we watched a few dvds from the library. I was not feeling well. I am not sure why other than I have some cervical ( neck ) problems that cause headaches and associated nausea. Damp and or cold weather sometimes brings these symptoms on.

TODAY I feel fine! 🙂

SO all and all, we had a pretty productive day yesterday. And I am grateful that things are beginning to fall into place for us.

Thanks to All those who are contributing ( and continuing to support us) in one way or another. Please know it is making a difference for us!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

God Bless

~ C