We exist on a pretty tight budget. We don’t complain or grumble because we knew things would change once we decided to homeschool our children. We went from two full-time incomes to one. Then last year my husband left his job and now we are fully self-employed.

Our budget went from tight to nearly rubbing pennies. However, having the opportunity to homeschool our children is worth it. Doing the work God called us to is worth it.

Devotional Written by Dana Pittman on Encouragement Cafe

But life sometimes throws us curve balls. The kids still enjoy extracurricular activities…money. Gas prices increased…money. Groceries are at an all time high…more money.

I found myself thinking money…money…money. When is it coming? Where is it going? Do we have enough?

This is how mental clutter manifests itself. It is a single thought or several that take hold of us and multiple.

Do you remember the Gremlins movie?

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  1. Vanessa 9 years ago

    OMG… I felt as if you were speaking directly to me in this post. I seriously felt like asking “how did you know what is going on with me”. The same exact thing is somewhat happening in my family. My husband retired military two years ago. Before retiring, we decided that he would be self employed while attending school parttime. Well business has been slow and the money shortage is no joke. It does cause stress with having to rub pennies together, paying bills, groceries, etc.
    However stressful as it may be at times, I do realize God is still in control and he will be there as always.

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      Dana Pittman 9 years ago

      Vanessa, isn’t it amazing how the Spirit can minister to us in the oddest ways. It will find us and comfort us. Sister you and I speak the same language. 🙂 I am praying for your husband and congrats on your courage to embark on your own business.

      I think you should also check out this post too. /they-may-never-get-it/

      Be blessed!

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