Thursday, January 31, 2019

Beginning of the month shopping spree...

I just got back from Wal-Mart. I got paid, so I figured I needed to stock up on water and snacks for work, a bunch of quick and easy TV dinners (because it's cheaper than cooking), a big bag of Pinto beans, some black eyed peas, and canning supplies.

I also bought two folding chairs for less than $10 each. Couldn't pass that up. Needed them for my new card table I am using in my kitchen to eat off of. Now, we can all sit at the table and eat together!

They finally got the gas leak fixed, so tonight, I'm going to do some burning and get rid of some of this cardboard trash I got piled in my kitchen, as well as some sticks and leaves in my yard.

A few things I never could do when I lived in an apartment. LOL

I love owning my own home. And, I love having two guys living here with me to binge-watch television shows with, and help me carry my bags in when I go shopping, and talk to and eat with and pray with.

I love my life. But, I am getting myself prepared so that when I have to lose the life I know today, I can survive the life I have to live tomorrow.

Ya'll have a blessed day!

Getting Prepared for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Now that I have found myself in a better financial situation, I have decided that nothing lasts forever. I could get sick tomorrow and have to quit my job. I could become disabled, or maybe my job will close down. Anything is possible.

God has given me much to be thankful for, and I shouldn't waste it. The over-abundance of today is the need for tomorrow.

So, it's time I start preparing for the worse.

Last night, I canned carrots. I got lots of lots of carrots -- more than I can eat before they go bad. So, it only made sense to can them.

This gave me an idea. All of the food I get that I know I can't eat before it goes bad, it should be canned for harder days.

Canning has become my new hobby.

Everybody likes home-made canned foods. They make great gift ideas, as well as ways to survive in hard times.

So, I've joined the preppers. The time is now, when things are going good.

Nothing lasts forever.

Monday, January 7, 2019

One Day at a Time

Matthew 6:34
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

Everyone, just about, loves to bring in the New Year with a resolution or two. You know, some goal that they can't seem to accomplish the previous year that a New Year gives them the motivation to accomplish. So, I made my own New Year's resolution:

I decided that this year, in 2019, I was going to live one day at a time and praise God that I can.

That seems simple, doesn't it? But, in reality, it has turned out to be a lot harder than I expected it to be.

Oh, it started out okay. I work 12-hour shifts at a prison. When I come home, all I want to do is sleep. But, by the time my "Friday" got here, on the 4th of January, I was planning on what I was going to do on my days off. I even made a list of things to do. Bad idea.

So, on my first day off, I tried really hard to focus on accomplishing everything on that list. Impossible.

The next day, I tried to finish my list. Still not able to get it done. But, I did get some of it done. My list had dwindled to half of what I aimed for.

I realized that there is no way I can do all I want to do when I want to do it.

Rick Warren once said on his "Daily Hope" program that I love to listen to, "If you are not able to do everything on your to-do list in one day, then there is something on that list that is not in the will of God." In other words, God does not call you to do what you cannot accomplish with Him.

I have to re-evaluate what living "One Day at a Time" really means now.

Stay tuned for what I learn!