Monday, August 25, 2008

Prayer Request & Why I'm Visiting You Less

Recently Deborah of Debo Hobo dot com left a comment asking me why I wasn't visiting her blog much anymore. It's nice to be missed, but I don't want to lose my cyber friends, so I thought I would give you a personal update.

Soon a huge amount of money may be required of me. I've gotten into debt, and filing for bankruptcy might not get me out of this obligation. My financial position has been made worse by two things.

1) In the past, the depression, and anxiety problems which made me want to stay away from people has kept me form working as much as I should.

2) Work at my current job has now slowed down considerably.

Therefore, I need to find a new job A.S.A.P. because it's been difficult to pay the bills much less catch up on my debts. As a result, I have used the Internet more for finding a job, and less for visiting blogs and blogging. I hope that you will understand if I don't blog as much, or visit you so often at this time. I need to focus on solving this financial problem.

I am praying that God will meet all my financial needs, and get me totally out of debt in a very short amount of time so I will not have to suffer any negative consequences. I am also praying for the perfect job for me. (A very good job, that I like it.) I would greatly appreciate you joining me in prayer! In fact if your Church takes pray requests, or you know someone who likes to pray, please mention me. I believe in the power of God, and prayer, and He is able to get me out of this mess. In your prayer request you can call me any name you wish, God will know who your talking about. ;o) If you don't pray, then hopefully you will send good thoughts and vibes my way. Thank you!!!

I will still keep you up to date on Twitter. Feel free to follow me there. It takes much less time then blogging.

By the way, I have not seen a therapist yet. If your a regular reader you know that I have had reservations. It is coupled with the fact that I would have to pay for therapy. Although it will be a reduced rate, it is especially difficult now. My current mental state is good, (for me), at this time. I hope that it stays that way.

Matthew 18:19-20 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.


dcr said...

I hope everything works out for you.

I noticed you hadn't been around either, but I figured it was summer vacation. Lots of people haven't been around lately.

S'onnie said...

Thanks for letting us know what is going on... I hope you can get through this time and things start looking up again.

tom sheepandgoats said...

Nobody goes to jail in this country for being in debt. Moreover, remember you are in huge company. The economy is tanking, and many (most?) people are far overstretched. So don't start to feel especially targeted. You are but a tiny fish to debt collectors.

If you are being hounded by them, and it's causing you distress, and for the time being there's nothing you can do about it, a reasonable strategy might be to screen all calls...pick up for nobody, and get back to whom you choose when you choose. Silence the ringer if you like. These guys can be like hired guns; you can't necessarily reason with them.

Don't overestimate their powers. Pick up the phone sometime and say nothing. Nothing whatsoever. They'll have no idea what's going on at your end.

Unless I am mistaken (check with a lawyer) the worse that can happen if one does not choose bankrupcy is for your wages to be garnished up to 10%. There are worse things in life.

One advantage of professional help (in this case, a psychiatrist, not the person I mentioned before), is that they can verify depression. The MD status comes in handy sometimes. Remember what they say in the health field: "If it's not documented, it didn't happen." They may know of other local resources to help you through this.

Meantime, as a person in health care, you are in one of the few local areas with a bright horizon, at least short term.

Sorry to hear of your woes, Awake. All things pass, however, though sometimes it doesn't seen as though they will. When push comes to shove, remember:

For we have brought nothing into the world, and neither can we carry anything out. So, having sustenance and covering, we shall be content with these things. 1 Tim 6:6,7

I actually know a pretty good lawyer, as well.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dcr & s'onnie,

Thanks for your good wishes.

Hi tom sheepandgoats,

Thanks, but things aren't as simple as that. My situation is more complicated. I rather not go into detail.

LadyBanana said...

I must admit I was also wondering where you had gone - I was thinking about you when I was laying in bed the other morning..

I'm sorry you have some serious financial problems.

I don't go to church but I will say a little private prayer for you, you are in my thoughts :)

Take care

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

Thanks LB I appreciate that!

Um, do you often think of me while laying in bed? ~giggle~ Sorry, couldn't help myself.

LadyBanana said...

I thought that might make you smile ;)

meleah rebeccah said...

I was wondering what happened to you. Hang in there!! I'm sure we can all appreciate your current struggle.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,

Thanks for your understanding, and for following me on Twitter. I will do the same. ;o)

Deb said...

You ARE missed....

Adding you to the prayer list.

Awake In Rochester said...

hi Deb,

Thanks so much! I appreciate it!

meleah rebeccah said...

Twitter is KEY!!

eastcoastlife said...

I hope things are looking up for you.

You set your blog to private once and I couldn't comment. Glad you're back.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi eastcoastlife,

It's good to hear from you. Sorry that you couldn't comment before.

Thank for your concern.

Michelle Gartner said...

I am sorry to hear about your financial difficulties- we are in a bind ourselves and it is scary because we have five children. I have anxiety myself a lot too. God is helping us one day at a time though. My prayers are with you. My Mom prays a lot I will mention it to her group.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Michelle Gartner,

I'm sorry that your having the same type of difficulties. I will say a prayer for you & your family too. I appreciate your prayer & you moms.

Thank you.