The economy sucks! I am sure that we have all figured that out by now. Most families (unless your filthy rich) are struggling right now to pay the bills, support their families, find work etc. Our little family has been no exception to that. Kenny works for a construction company, as most of you know construction means work is not always available and there are quite a few days that he has been told to stay home, due to there being no work for him. But I am truly thankful that he still has a job! At least he is making something. But as we struggle and most months I am stressed because I am not sure how I am going to pay the bills every time something happens and we have enough money to carry us along. A personal experience that I want to share in particular is this month we were struggling with finding enough money to pay our mortgage. It came down to the last minute and the pay checks just weren't enough. Kenny called me at work and told me that he had received a check from the Army for backpay that they owed him, and you guessed it, it was just enough to help us pay the bills. I can testify to you that this is because we strive to pay our tithing first every month. That is not something that is skipped over. We put our faith in the Lord and do all that we can with budgeting and watching what we spend, paying our tithing, attending church meetings, saying our prayers, etc. The Lord has definitely blessed us in this time of need and I guarantee that it will be the same for you if you heed his commandments and PAY YOUR TITHING!
Rely on the Lord and He will help you. As I sat through church pondering the past week, we sang "Come Unto Jesus" which seemed appropriate for my past week.
"Come unto Jesus ye heavy laden, careworn and fainting, by sin oppressed.
He'll safely guide you unto that haven where all who trust him may rest."
"Come unto Jesus from every nation, from every land and isle of the sea.
Unto the high and lowly in station, ever he calls, 'Come to me'"
I love church. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have a testimony of this gospel. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God. I know that the Temple is the house of the Lord, and that we can go there to be refreshed and renewed. I am thankful for my temple marriage and that I can be with my wonderful husband forever. I am thankful for my husband and what a wonderful man he is.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and always remember to say your prayers and thank God for your blessings!