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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blessings and Hardships


       Satan is not a nice fellow.  It seems like every time we get a blessing, Satan comes along and tries to steal it.  
        We have been really struggling financially for some time now.  (Like most of you are too.)   We have been trying to make some extra money by selling our goodies.  By doing so, we are half way keeping our head above the water.  But guess what?  Just learned that some cuts are being made and we are going to lose about $250 a month in income.
      That may not seem like a lot to some people but that is HUGE to us.  We have already scaled down a lot and do not have any other areas to scale down to adjust.   We do not have cable tv or anything like that.  We haven’t had cable/dish or whatever for a couple of years now.    We don’t have a home phone, only a cheap cell phone. 
      Our car is an older model full of dents with a broken windshield.  I am not complaining.  It gets us around but I am just saying we don’t have anything fancy.  We have what it takes to get by.   We have chickens and a pig and do a lot of home canning. 
     We own just a pair or two of shoes each and enough clothes a piece to get by.  My kids don’t own Nike or Abercrombie items.  We buy our clothes at Wal-mart or the thrift store.  We do our laundry in a 5 gallon bucket .   

       How can we work in a $250 cut?  I don’t know but I know God knows the answer.  Please pray for our family and I know God will see us through. 
In Christ,
Melody

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