Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I'm not sure how we got to where we are today, or even why, best to say that God had a plan, nothing else makes any sense. When two people marry and neither is in control of the finances, neither even a clue how to be in control of the finances, well, let's just say bad things will happen. Did you know that if you don't pay your car payment for two consecutive months, because you need  to buy some new clothes really, really bad, that they'll repossess that car, even if you call them and explain to them that you will pay them the next Friday? This came as a shock to me. My smiles and sweet southern drawl couldn't get me out of this mess. And, did you also know, that if you borrow against your house to start a landscaping business that later fails and you can't make the payments, that you can loose your house? Shocker, right? So, let's just say that we had to learn things the hard way, shall we? Some of you financially capable people are rolling your eyes right now, I know. Hard to believe that anyone can be that dumb, but I'm living proof, that, yes, it is possible. That was more than a decade ago, and I still can't believe how we lived, totally out of control and flying by the seat of our pants.

Wherever you may be right now, it's never too late to get back up and brush yourself off and get on a new track. I promise you that there's someone else in worse shape than you. God is a God of second chances and underdogs. God wants his children to prosper and be joy-filled. My husband and I have been in some really down and dirty places, we've not always followed God's desire for our lives. But here we are on the other side, and the view sure is better from here. Hiding our dirty laundry doesn't help any one either. Coming clean to ourselves and others, is part of the healing process.

For years, I shoved all my messes under the proverbial rug, and went on like those messes had never really happened. Went on like I couldn't possibly have been that  person. But I was,  and until I owned up to it and came clean with all the world, there was no hope of healing.

Through all the mess, I believed in my husband and he believed in me. He held me and comforted me in my brokenness when I felt that I wasn't worth being loved. How could anyone make such huge mistakes and be worthy of love. I had to learn that I was loved both by God and my dear husband. 

Yet, here we are today, living a life of simple abundance, a life filled with blessing, a life way beyond any we ever could have imagined. A life with a new understanding of what prosperous really is. A life that we never could have appreciated or understood before all the fire. That fire was God molding and shaping us both and for that, all these years later, I am forever grateful.

Wherever you are right now, you are worthy too.

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  1. Beautiful reminders ♥ We do indeed go through trials so we can help someone else I'm sure of it : ) My mama just came through a kind of fire herself with a health issue and now she is like a different person! We are all sinners saved by grace and nothing less. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family ♥

  2. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!


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