Saturday, February 21, 2009

Blasted Economy!

Oh man!  A and I just got back from our consultation for our taxes this year and boy are we bummed.  In years past, we raked it in when it came time for taxes, but this year we're getting considerably less when we thought we'd be getting quite a bit more than we did.  We had lofty plans of paying off our credit cards that we use to supplement my income to pay our bills every month.  We thought we would even have enough to have a mini vacation.  Man were we naive.  All this when I got the e-mail about overdraft protection on my bank account and A's massage studio has been shut down since before Christmas due to flooding, so no income there.  It took us a long time to just get off the couch and get going after that.  

But, what we realized is that this week we need to really focus on our blessings.  One of my students just lost his home and his family of 6 ended up crammed into a trailer.  I have friends that are still paying off consumer debt after doing so for years.  I know people that have lived on credit cards for almost everything.  We really don't have much to complain about.  I mean, look at the lilies of the field, right?  It's just been hard when there's no real end in sight.  Although, I think that God is just calling us to really not fret and worry, but to trust.  He has always provided for me when it comes to finances and I do believe he will continue to do so.  I just feel blessed that we've got food, water, a roof, and clothes.  That is exceedingly more than so many people in the world even have.  


  1. Hey Jeff,
    I don't know how I missed it, but I don't think I ever had your last blog address in my reader. What the heck? Can I go back and read the older posts?

  2. Sure Nathan. It's still up at You can check it out there.

  3. Nice, I checked it out. I must have missed the debut party.