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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hello friends,
I have not blogged in a long time and I am sorry for being out of touch with my Spark Friends. I do appreciate each and everyone of you. I appreciate the regular friends who are getting to know me and encourage me and I enjoy learning about each of you. I also enjoy the SP Friends who just pop in once and go on with their own battle / struggles with other people as their mentors. We all work together on here to lift one another up when we need it and to jump for joy and share in one another's triumphs!

I know some of you have been keeping up on our struggles so I am going to give you a more detailed update other than the short blurbs in the status windows.

Many of you rejoiced with me when I got my job. I too am so very blessed with this job BUT I am only getting 6 hours a week and every other week I get 8 hours at $9 an hour...

That comes to a total of $54 one week and $72 the next week. I have to drive 50 minutes one way to get to my two hour clients on MWF and 50 minutes to go back home. I put on average one full tank of gas per week which costs about $45 to $50 depending on the fluctuation of gas prices. After taxes come out of my check you can see that I am barely breaking even. If you figure in wear and tear on my vehicle and tires I am probably paying out to go to work. So, my job search continues.

I request continued prayer for both me and my husband as we are continuing to search for work that will sustain our home and bills. BUT we know that ...

My husband recently had a phone job interview that he felt went really well. He said the guy on the phone said he was impressed and that he would send his recommendation to HR and that it would be a high recommendation that they higher Joe. Unfortunately, we wonder if "HR" even bothered to read the report because within an hour of the phone interview Joe received a rejection e-mail stating that currently there were no positions available at the company. Our question then is..."Why did you advertise that you are highering then?"

I also had a job interview with Pepsi on Thursday. I am still waiting to hear back from them. This is for a part time, seasonal, evening position that would end in October; however, it would be 20 to 30 hours at 8.50 per hour and it would be right here in town about a 15 minute drive. Also, I will be back to substitute teaching in the fall so I could do the Pepsi job in the evenings, teach during the day and when the Pepsi job ended I would still have work.

Another option that I am looking into is trucking school. I currently hold my Class B CDL for School bus which I have done and loved it. I also used to ride with my brother when he drove truck and would love to do it myself. I am looking into a trucking company that will pay for the school (since I have NO money) then you agree to work with them for one year and they deduct the fee from your pay at a rate of $45 per pay period.

We have received our certified letter from the bank saying if we do not pay them $2800 by August 9th they are going to start foreclosure proceedings on us. There is NO WAY we will have $2800 by then. I am feeling desperate and praying that God's Will be done each and every day of my life...I pray that because I know that God has plans for me to prosper me and not to harm me and those plans are to give me hope and a future that God would help me to hold on to these truths and trust in Him that even if I lose my home he will care for me always.

I will continue to let you all know what direction God leads us and I hope you too will continue to stay with me and pray with me as God's Will in these situations is revealed to us one day at a time. For maybe it is such a time as this that I am supposed to be a witness to God's Mercy and Love through financial struggles.

This is a truth that I hold onto and this song is near and dear to my heart...

Thank you to all of those of you have already been praying for me and my family and I welcome and may God bless those of you who continue to pray through these times with me.

These financial struggles and stresses in life tend to cause emotional eating so my weight loss has not been what I wish it was right now. I either don't eat because I can't...or I eat constantly the comfort foods and snacks that I shouldn't eat. These weight stresses are taking a back burner to trying to figure out what it is that I am supposed to do in the face of our struggles.

We will get through today...

We will get through each and every day of life together Sparkers...

God Bless you all and again Thank you for your continued prayers.

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    I can't imagine what it would be like to be in your shoes right now. May good things come your way soon. emoticon
    3535 days ago
    I am sorry so much is going on to your family right now. You are in my prayers.
    3541 days ago
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    3541 days ago
  • DAISYBUG1972
    I'm sorry the job didn't work out and I will keep you in my thoughts that good things happen for you. emoticon
    3541 days ago
    Oh, precious, precious sister in Christ, I hear your struggles and I will be praying for you and your dear family! I pray God's richest blessings upon you: body, mind and spirit. I pray that He will supernaturally supply according to His riches in heaven! I pray that you and your husband find jobs that will not only pay the bills, but will be exceeding abundantly above all that you could ASK OR THINK. May His face shine upon you for good all the days of your life. {{{{{love and hugs}}}} Susan
    3541 days ago
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