Friday, November 5, 2010

Live like no one else


The first snowfall of the season is here! Abigail's first snow :)

So this year is a little bit different for our growing family. First of all, we have a child! Secondly, I am not working anymore :) But with that things change. My husband is trying to grow a couple of businesses that he started and is working hard. He also works for other people doing landscaping, which is a downer when it comes to winter because he can't work in the snow. Thankfully he can plow but that depends on the snow. So of course I am praying for LOTS of snow this winter (sorry to those who don't want it!).

With these things comes change. Not everyone likes change. Also, with these things comes hard decisions. Kyle and I are committed to not going into debt and getting rid of the debt we have. In order to do that you have to say "no" to things that you normally do and want to do! It can be tough but that's part of being disciplined.

Since we are committed to doing God's will and not backing down, we have had to cut back for this upcoming Christmas season and that makes me sad but it is necessary. If we never say no then we will fall into the trap that can lead to wrong decisions in this area and other areas. The Christmas season isn't about gifts anyways and if we make a big deal about not being able to buy gifts then we are making it about them which is opposite of what we want. Christmas is about the birth of Christ and also spending time with family to worship Christ.

The good news is that when we get out of debt we will be able to do things we want to do now...we just have to be patient and wait. Of course that doesn't sound fun but you have to live like no one else now to live like no one else later! That's our plan!

"The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender."
Proverbs 22:7

"A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn't, and even brags about it!"
Proverbs 13:16

"He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a broken down city without a wall."
Proverbs 25:28

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