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Monday, November 12, 2007

one more thing

As my bible study group is studying a book on being "content" in all situations, I have been pondering the scripture "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. --Philippians 4:6-7

This scripture boggles me. To not be anxious about ANYTHING is really hard for me. I have even been known to wake up at night with anxiety attacks. Our first few years of marriage were rough for Andrew in that at any given time I would wake up and hit him across the chest to let him know that I was up...
So, to bring this to today and my van saga, having no extra money in the bank, and Andrew being out of town, I started to panic. As I have these normal thoughts at 7:15am and the kids are sitting in the backseat of the van in 30 degree weather, our friends from church call and say, you can borrow our van while Andrew is out of town and call if you need anything. They come over, jump the van and help me get it to the shop. My wonderful sis-in-law comes to get the kids and takes them to school at a moments notice. Hummmmmm? Again, God shows himself to me in the tiny details of my day. Isn't He amazing...... I am thankful once again.....

back to the van...

The van is an ongoing struggle in that I love the fact of having no payment, but do not like what I drive. So, the dilema? I will let you know when I figure it out.... :)

My Car

My car/van has survived our busy life for the past 5 years. It is a big chevy astro van that is very ugly/aqua, but I am grateful for the space. I have comtemplated getting it painted, but then everyone who already knows us would not recognize the "Thompson battlewagon". So, for that reason and not having the money, it remains ugly. Some positive things about my van is that it killed a deer once and the kids did not wake up! Very safe. The negative part of my van is that we have put over 190,000 thous. miles on it. It keeps breaking. So, do we buy or keep repairing? That is the question of the day as I turned the van into the shop. I am blessed with friends who do not mind hauling me around town and feel lucky. Well, this is my first blog and I plan to journal every few days....