Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Top 8 Reasons to Make Goals...

I love this article I found today on Dave Ramsey's website...I love goals, and I love accomplishing them...

Yesterday a glorious milestone occurred.

#1 My emergency fund became fully funded!
#2 My Credit Card is paid off!!

I have had HEINOUS luck with cars ever since I have been old enough to drive. Just the thought of going to a mechanic makes me sick. The $250 I had left to pay on my credit card was from my stupid car forever ago it seems like. And now... ITS OVER!! Never again will I think it is a good idea to pay for something with someone else's money. (How nice of them to loan it to me for 17% interest...so sweet.)

And now to tackle those school loans ....grrr.

Getting a little closer everyday to my goals I have set for 2010!! That makes me a happy girl :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Horray! I have a button!

Friday, March 12, 2010

I LOVE FREE..and gardens

Last night I spent some time making some free pots for my garden this spring/summer out of newspaper!
I made 20 and I'm hoping to get some seeds planted this weekend to start them indoors before planting them outside! Click on The Grocery Cart Challenge button for more great ideas!

Timing is 3verything

For those of you who don't know let me catch u up to speed, I moved to Roanoke, VA to accept a GLORIOUS JOB in November! A paycheck, health insurance, therapy hours I need, and the works. However, anyone in the mental health field is aware of how AWFUL Medicaid Billing has become, and I too quickly found myself in a very unstable and frustrating/highly stressful position. About half our In Home staff and supervisor left in a period of just a couple of weeks, as did I too. Sick at the thought of looking for another job after this past year, I prayed the Lord would provide quickly, and He did!

I am working in Roanoke still, now as a part of the Therapeutic Day Treatment program at Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare. It has been about two weeks since my first day of training and I am very excited to once again have hope for a steady income and therapy hours accumulation! Next step getting Licensed!

A lot of things have been going through my head in this time. What am I doing wrong? What is God trying to teach me through this? What is the reason this is happening? Through all this I have come to one conclusion. It doesn't really matter if I never figure out why this past year/years have been so difficult. While I have had doubts my purpose has never changed. I think the best thing I can do now is continue looking toward the future and move forward. If I find out along the way great. If I don't I will be no worse off...It's character building.

I have been reading in Ecclesiastes this month and love the reminder in chapter 3 of God's timing in life...He's given a time for everything. Nothing about these past couple years has surprised Him.

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime; moreover that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor, it is the gift of God.
Ec 3:12-13