Monday, June 30, 2008

Families Possible Foreclosure (Part 2)

I woke up this morning really early, I was going to take Jullien to football practice and then head into work extra early. Today was pay day, thought I could put in a couple of extra hours to boost the $$$ amount. Of course I couldn't get out of bed when the alarm went off so I told Anthony he had to take him on his way to work.

I layed there starting to feel anxious and out of breathe...so I grabbed my daily devotionals off the nightstand...no, it's not a typo...devotional(s) as in plural, I have four separate books that I read, Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers...EVERYONE should get this book and read a chapter daily this is MY FAVORITE! Next is One Year Devotions for Mom's by Ellen Banks Elwell, then I move onto one chapter of More Joy for the Journey, written by several contributing author's, finally reaching for The Power of Praying, Help for a Woman's Journey Through Life, by Stormie Omartian...then the grand finale is of course THE BIBLE. I need lots of encouragement right now! It's funny how everyone always talks about having faith and trusting, but when your back is against the wall and you see no escape...even having faith is SCARY!

Today is D day, (D=Dread, Doom, Dagger, Depression, Dally, Damage, Disconnect), okay, I think you get the picture...can we make the payment or not?!? That is a question that doesn't really have one distinct answer. When looking at the situation, we can scrimp, squeeze, scrounge and scrape together every last cent we have and make the payment. The other side of the question is, "How will we eat, buy gas and pay all of our other bills?" So I guess my answer would have to be YES AND NO.

I wont drag this out anymore...my husband went and took a payment into the bank at about 3:30. We are still scraping the last bit of money together today. So, now the faith part has to come into play and work overtime!! We need to have money to live on for the next couple of weeks...here is the positive, I will get to see miracles in action, because that is what it will take for us to survive right now. I guess it will be a good thing because all of my family and friends will be able to see their prayers on our behalf getting answered...so PLEASE remember us!!

I will keep you all posted on the situation...thanks for everyone's love and support.

Here's my daily scripture:

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. "Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5: 14-16

5 comments:

SoccerMom said...

It was nice to hear you were able to get to the bank. I will keep you in my prayers for more good things to happen.

Take Care
Hang in there.

LisaPetrarcaBlog said...

Thank you so much, we are hangin on and hoping for good things!

Everyone's comments are so encouraging, I really appreciate it!

~Trish~ said...

YAY I'm so happy for you guys!!! I have been waiting to see a new blog from you! Oh and thank you for YOUR comments, they always make me smile as well!!!

Janae said...

Aunt Lisa -

I just figured there is no harm in recommending this...

https://secure.lds.org/units/stake/0,9780,606-1-5-504602,00.html

I know you've got whatever you've got with church and stuff like that, but I hope you know that the Relief Society of the (LDS) Church is SO available and SO willing to help with whatever you need--be it meals or whatever other services you need.

Don't feel like asking for help could ever result in anything negative. People want to help, just like you do!

Love you.

Anonymous said...

I like Stormie Omartian's books too!
Have you seen her great videos?
I found some of Stormie's video previews here:

http://www.stormieomartianvideos.blogspot.com/