Wednesday, September 17, 2008

One Month Down....

Five more to go. Life as a fire-fighter cadet's wife is not easy. Especially since I do the bills. They pay these guys NOTHING. I had to just close Microsoft Money. There's just no way I can balance the budget. It's been a long time since my bugdet looked like this:

EXPENSES > INCOME

Sigh. I don't want to steal from the house fund. I really don't. At least we haven't had to run the A/C in two days. It's been so nice outside. Praise God for blessing us with cool weather.

I should quit complaining. It could be much, much worse. We could have NO money at all. It's a luxury to be able to choose between going without something and using money in savings to get it. I just need to quit doing the bills. If I don't look at the balance sheets, I can't get bummed, right?

2 comments:

Margie said...

It's easy to get caught up in the expense of it all, but REMEMBER the scripture that says,


25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[a]?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Matthew 6:25-33

So---don't get bummed----God is SOOOOO going to take care of you all! Love y'all and Miss y'all!

Momma Malek said...

I too am the bill person here. For months, we've had the same issue: on paper, we need more than we make! But we continue to trust the Lord, always making sure to give Him at least 10%, and He has never let us down. I look back and wonder how in the world we stay above water, but He does it. And you're right, it could be so much worse. We are still so wealthy compared to the rest of the world! We've cut out a lot of wants, but the Lord has taken care of all the needs and then some. Stay plugged in His Word, and the peace will wash over you.